The infertile couple. Part I. Schedule of management
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The regimen for the management of couples who complain of infertility is presented as it is practised at Tygerberg Hospital. The doctor-patient relationship, the importance of the patient's comprehension of the specific treatment regimen and why it should be adhered to are stressed. Special investigations are discussed and certain pitfalls in the management of infertile couples are pointed out. Controversy still exists with regard to many aspects of the management. Decisions about when to start with infertility investigations, whom the couple should consult, whether they should be examined as a couple or separately, and how long they should receive treatment are dealt with.
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