In his new book, leading fertility specialist Dr. Mark P. Trolice of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center offers infertility sufferers guidance for their medical and emotional journey.
(Orlando, FL) January 6, 2020—The World Health Organization has declared infertility a global public health issue; according to WHO, over 10% of women in a stable relationship of five years or longer, worldwide, have tried unsuccessfully to conceive a baby and carry it to term.1 “Infertility is a global problem, affecting both men and women of all races, countries, and sexual orientations. It is also, however, intensely personal to those who are struggling with it,” says Dr. Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE, Director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center, and Professor, University of Central Florida College of Medicine. “Infertility is devastating, and the process of diagnosis and treatment can be both frustrating and extremely confusing.”
In addition to being a nationally recognized expert in his field, Dr. Trolice is a former infertility patient with five adopted children. Based on his professional and personal experience, he has created a guidebook to help infertility patients and their families understand their options and navigate the complexities of their particular situation. Written in clear and understandable language for the layperson, The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility: Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby will be published January 7th 2020 by Harvard Common Press/Quarto.
In mapping out an infertility patient’s journey, The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility explains the most optimal time of life to conceive, the right time to see a fertility specialist, evidence-based diagnostic tests and treatment, and alternative family building: egg/sperm donors, surrogacy, and adoption. Dr. Trolice also deals candidly with the potential conflict of physicians’ interests due to high priced technologic treatments and recommends patients be their own advocates while proceeding with caution.
A major factor in declining fertility rates, both in the U.S. and worldwide, is the fact that more women are delaying having children compared with those women from a generation or two ago. Peak fertility occurs before age 30, and then begins to decline: by half at age 35, and half again at 40. This does not, however, mean that childbearing by older women is out of the question. In The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility, Dr. Trolice relates the experience of one of his patients who became, at 46, the oldest woman in the U.S. (at the time) to deliver a baby using her own eggs through IVF.
“Children,” says Dr. Trolice, “are also the hope of every couple or individual seeking to reproduce and also the prayers from those affected with infertility. Both as a doctor and as one who has personally struggled with infertility, I understand that while treatment encourages that hope, it causes anxiety and uncertainty as well. That is why I have made it my mission in The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility—as well as in my practice and my entire professional life—to optimize the experience and maximize the success of every patient challenged to build a family.”
“The Fertility Doctors Guide to Overcoming Infertility” Discovering your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby” is a non-fiction infertility book written by Mark P. Trolice, MD, FACOG, FACS, FACE; Director, Fertility CARE: The IVF Center Professor, UCF College of Medicine. This book is to be used as a companion guide through every step of an individual’s infertility journey—a guide that explains the most optimal time to conceive, advises the right time for an evaluation by a fertility specialist, recommends evidence-based diagnostic testing and treatment including IVF, and discusses alternative family building such as egg/sperm donation, surrogacy, and adoption. Buy the book on Amazon or visit Dr. Trolice via his professional website http://drmarktrolice.com
About Dr. Mark P. Trolice
Mark P. Trolice, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FACE, is the Director of Fertility CARE: The IVF Center. He also serves as Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology (OB/GYN) at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine in Orlando and as Medical Director of the Egg Donor Program at Cryos International, the world’s largest sperm donor bank. Dr. Trolice is double Board-certified in OB/GYN and reproductive endocrinology/infertility (REI), and he is a Fellow of the American Colleges of Obstetrics and Gynecology (FACOG), Surgeons (FACS), and Endocrinology (FACE). Dr. Trolice is a member of The RESOLVE Physicians Council and is a recipient of the Advocacy Leadership Award by The National PCOS Association. Dr. Trolice is also an accomplished author with his 2019 book release of “The Fertility Doctor’s Guide to Overcoming Infertility: Discovering Your Reproductive Potential and Maximizing Your Odds of Having a Baby”. Visit http://drmarktrolice.com
- “Infertility is a global public health issue,” World Health Organization, 2019.
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Karla Jo Helms