USC Fertility



Infertility for Dummies

Paulson, R.J. (technical review); Perkins, S; Meyers-Thompson, J: Infertility For Dummies, 2006 Wiley Publishing,Inc., New Jersey.

Finally, a book that de-mystifies and de-stigmatizes fertility for everyone in easy-to-understand, plain English. Infertility For Dummies has the near-universal name recognition and distribution to quickly become the most accessible and comprehensive infertility reference book for all women.

Written by Sharon Perkins (a registered nurse) and Jackie Meyers-Thompson (a former successful fertility patient), with expert technical review provided by USC Fertility’s Dr. Richard J. Paulson, the book covers all angles of infertility.

From the personal to the technical, from causes of infertility to tips on how to boost fertility, this book offers hope in a way that normalizes what can be a terrifying and overwhelming experience for so many.

With infertility treatments at a staggering $1 billion per year industry, maneuvering through this growing system can be overwhelming for patients. Infertility For Dummies helps simplify the process.

With more than 150 million books in print and over 1,000 topics, For Dummies is the world’s bestselling reference series. The brand, whose loyal customers span the globe, enriches people’s lives by making knowledge accessible in a fun and easy way.


Rewinding Your Biological Clock; Motherhood Late in Life

Paulson, R.J., Sachs J. , 1998, W.H. Freeman & Company, New York.

In 1996, headlines around the world announced that 63-year-old Arceli Keh had just become the oldest woman in the world to give birth. Dr. Richard Paulson had assisted Mrs. Keh by using a donor egg and in vitro fertilization. This incredible example of how assisted reproductive technologies, or ART, can change the course of nature has raised tough biological, emotional, and ethical issues that will be debated for years to come.

Rewinding Your Biological Clock is a unique exploration of each of these issues, especially the “how to” of peri- and post-menopausal pregnancy. It tells the story of forty-eight-year-old Sarah, a woman who decides to become a mother after she is no longer physiologically capable of conceiving without technological assistance. We learn about her motivations, her fears, and her hopes, and see the hard decisions she must make about the difficult–but ultimately rewarding–process ahead. Alternating with Sarah’s story are chapters that explain the medical procedures involved, including a step-by-step guide to the process of egg donation as well as other reproductive technologies.

For any woman at or approaching menopause–with or without children–or anyone curious about the exciting new possibilities for motherhood Rewinding Your Biological Clock is an invaluable guide for becoming a parent late in life.

Los Angeles Times
“Besides being in a good consumer guide, this book will advance the debate about the appropriateness of infertility treatments in older couples.”


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