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100 Questions & Answers About Infertility, Second Edition

Author(s): John D. Gordon, MD, Clinical Professor, George Washington University
Michael DiMattina, MD, Clinical Associate Professor, Georgetown University
  • ISBN-13: 9780763791087
  • Paperback    274 pages      © 2011
Price: $21.95 US List
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Completely revised and updated, 100 Questions & Answers About Infertility, Second Edition is an indispensible resource for both the recently diagnosed infertility patient and the veteran of unsuccessful treatments. Written in an easy-to-read format, it provides authoritative, practical answers to the most commonly asked questions about infertility. It covers a wide-range of topics including the etiology, diagnosis, and therapies available for infertility. Additionally, the appendix features key information from the CDC-SART IVF outcome.
Part  1  The Basics
Part  2  The Fertility Evaluation and Treatment Basics
Part  3  Specific Problems: Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Part  4  Specific Problems: Tubal Disease
Part  5  Specific Problems: Male Factors
Part  6  Specific Problems: Endometriosis
Part  7  Treatment Options: Intrauterine Insemination (IUI)
Part  8  Treatment Options: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)
Part  9  Treatment Options: Third-Party Reproduction
Part  10  Stress, Exercise, and Alternative Medications
Part  11  Pregnancy Loss

John D. Gordon, MD-Clinical Professor, George Washington University

John David Gordon is the Co-Director of Dominion Fertility.  He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and specialty board-certified in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.  Dr. Gordon has recently completed voluntary recertification in both of these fields.  Dr. Gordon is a summa-cum-laude graduate of Princeton University and attended medical school at Duke University.  Following medical school he spent a year at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston completing his internship in obstetrics and gynecology.  He then moved to the West Coast where he completed his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Stanford University Medical Center.  Following his residency he completed a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of California, San Francisco.  Previously Dr. Gordon was the Associate Director of Long Island IVF but in relocated to Northern Virginia in 1999 to join Dr. DiMattina as the Co-Director of Dominion Fertility. 


Dr. Gordon is the author of several handbooks on obstetrics and gynecology and reproductive endocrinology.  He is the editor and chief of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Infertility, a handbook which is used worldwide by medical students, residents, physicians, and women’s’ health care providers.  Dr. Gordon is a clinical professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the George Washington University in Washington D C.  He teaches reproductive endocrinology and infertility to the OB/GYN residents and medical students from both George Washington University School of Medicine and Virginia Commonwealth University, Northern Virginia medical school campus.  Dr. Gordon has been honored on numerous occasions for his teaching and has been honored to accept the American College of OB/GYN National Resident Teaching Award for his educational activities. 


Michael DiMattina, MD-Clinical Associate Professor, Georgetown University

Michael DiMattina, M.D. has been performing IVF since 1984.  Dr. DiMattina is the Director and founder of Dominion Fertility.  He is board-certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology and subspecialty certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.  He recently completed his recertification examinations in both of these specialties.  Dr. DiMattina attended The American University and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Chemistry.  He then performed cancer research at the National Institutes of Health(NIH) before attending medical school at the Medical College of Virginia.  He completed his internship and residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, DC and his fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Georgetown and the NIH. During that time he also studied advanced techniques in IVF at Kings College Hospital in London, England.  Following his fellowship he joined the faculty at Georgetown University School of Medicine before establishing Dominion Fertility in 1987.  His list of accomplishments at Dominion Fertility includes the first IVF baby in Arlington County, Virginia, the first GIFT babies in the Washington-Metropolitan area, and the first ZIFT, Ova Donor and cryo-thawed IVF pregnancies in Arlington.   His current interests include Natural Cycle IVF.


Dr. DiMattina is a Clinical Associate Professor in obstetrics and gynecology at Georgetown University Hospital and actively participates in education providing weekly lectures in Reproductive Endocrinology at the Virginia Hospital Center to the Obstetrics and Gynecology interns, residents and medical students from the Georgetown University School of Medicine.  For his teaching activities, the residents and faculty at Georgetown have honored him.  He also volunteers his time at a local nonprofit OB/GYN clinic providing GYN care to indigent patients in the Arlington area.


  • 100 Questions answers every question that one could think of in regards to infertility. Although the format lends itself to brevity, each question is answered in a clear, in-depth fashion. One would be hard-pressed to find a topic in infertility that is not covered thoroughly and with insight and understanding. The book supplies knowledge with a comfortable approach to questions arising in regards to infertility.”
    - Alan H. DeCherney, MD, Editor-in-Chief, Fertility and Sterility

  • "Use this book as a weapon against your infertility.”
    - Alice D. Domar, PhD, Executive Director, Domar Center for Complementary Healthcare, Boston IVF; Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Biology, Harvard Medical School; Author, Conquering Infertility

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