Welcome! We hope that this handbook will answer many of your questions concerning assisted reproductive technology. The information presented is adapted from the ART Manuals of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Robert G. Brzyski, M.D., Ph.D., Editor) and IVF Florida and is reproduced with their permission. This booklet is in no way intended to replace, dictate or fully define evaluation and treatment by a qualified physician. It is intended solely as an aid for patients seeking general information on issues in assisted reproductive technology.
We strongly advise couples to review the material together. Fertility therapy generates a wide range of emotions. Waiting, uncertainty, and the demands of treatment can lead to feelings of frustration, confusion, and resentment. We believe that the more you know about the tests and treatments, the less anxiety and concern you will feel about your condition.
Most centers utilize a multi-disciplinary professional team. During your treatment cycle, many team members, in addition to your individual physician, will participate in your care. Advanced infertility procedures require time and energy, as well as an emotional and financial commitment. The entire staff should make every effort to provide you with personal and compassionate care in order to make this difficult time as comfortable and manageable as possible.