Before giving up on biological parenthood


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Hello everybody.

My name is Assaf Cohen and I am a doctor (PhD) from Israel.

I have dedicated my recent years researching fertility and fertility treatments.

After going over numerous medical and scientific papers, I discovered that much of the scientific information regarding human fertility could prove to help childless couples, without exorbitant amounts of medical intervention.

I decided to gather the hundreds of scientific and medical resources into one comprehensive and practical textbook for the benefit of all those who suffer from fertility issues. The name of the book is “[B]Much Before the Syringe[/B]”. When I say “practical” it means that every chapter concludes with a list of “To do” or “To the point” bullets or sections.

The aim of this book is to minimize, or entirely reduce, a patient’s reliance on the medical system. This claim is based on documented cases in which people became parents without any medical intervention, after long years of unsuccessful fertility treatments.

In order to publish this book I turned to crowdfunding on Indiegogo:

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/much-before-the-syringe

Aside from the preface and the epilogue, the book entails 13 chapters. All chapters relate to both men and women, except for two. Of those two, one relates to men only and the second to women only.

Here are few paragraphs from the 8th chapters which relates to women:

[B]Chapter 8- Body Rhythm from a Feminine Point of View[/B]

After birth giving or an unfortunate miscarriage or abortion, women experience dramatic physiological and hormonal changes. This can also happen after a substantial physical or mental trauma. Conception after such an event differs from primary conception. The recalibration of the body systems back to suitable conditions allowing another successful pregnancy takes time.

Unsuccessful attempts to conceive after giving birth to one child or more is called “secondary infertility”. Medical literature proposes no distinction between failure to conceive for the first time (without having a biological child) and secondary infertility. In either situation, whether the woman has given birth before or not, medicine defines a woman under 35 years old trying to conceive for one year with no success or a woman above 35 years old trying to conceive for half a year without conceiving, as infertile. At this point I would like to make my objection to this “dry” medical definition. I believe that secondary infertility cannot be so easily defined regardless of the fact the woman is already a mother,

The same is true regarding traumatized women. A woman who has suffered mental or physical trauma and is trying to conceive, does not need the added stress of a countdown to defined infertility.

Well, I hope you got the right impression regarding how delving and practical this book is.

Thank you, and for any comments- [email protected]

Assaf


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That’s a great research by Assaf, thank you for sharing. here i would like to share some information about managing the biological time clock
The first oral contraceptive pill was discovered in 1960 and it brought the changes in the women’s bodies and their lives. Recent advancements in the technology helps woman to extend their infertility, life and also their biological clock irrespective of their age, their relation and issues.
In 2007, American Society for Reproductive Medicine concludes that the mature egg can be cyropreseved safely. The main intent on preserving the woman’s egg is to preserve fertility in a woman, who is facing chemo or radiation therapy for sarcoma. In some countries, the fertilized eggs are preserved taken from the infertile couple for future use. The fertility of the woman starts to decline at the egg of 27 and significantly decreases after age 35. With the help of egg freezing, a woman can preserve their eggs as they can use them at the time when they want to start a family, especially after 40’s.
This could be a better option for a woman who is facing problems like cancer, other relationships and other factors. Freezing their own egg could have higher possibilities and woman can take better decisions rather than dedication to their biological clock.