Publications

PEER-REVIEWED PAPERS

Boivin J, Takefman JT, Braverman AM.  The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric properties.  Hum Reprod, 26, 2011: 2084–2091. 409-415

Boivin J, Takefman JT, Braverman AM.  The fertility quality of life (FertiQoL) tool: development and general psychometric properties.  Fertil Steril, 96, 2011:  409-415e3.

Gurmankin AD, Caplan AL, Braverman AM.  Screening practices and beliefs of assisted reproductive technology programs.  Fertil Steril, 83, 2005: 61-67.

 Braverman AM. Exploring ovum donors’ motivations and needs.  Am J Bioeth. 2001 Fall;1(4):16-7.

 Braverman AM, Corson SL.  A comparison of oocyte donors and gestational carrier/surrogate attitudes towards third party reproduction. J of Assisted Reproduction, 19, 2001: 462-469.

Frank TS, Braverman AM.  The pros and cons of genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer risk.  Int J Fertil Womens Med. 1999 May-Jun;44(3):139-45.

 Braverman AM, Boxer A, Corson SL, Coutifaris C, Hendrix A.  Characteristics and attitudes of parents of children born through the assisted reproductive technologies.  Fertility and Sterility, 70, 1998:860-865.

Corson SL, Kelly M, Braverman AM, English ME.  Gestational carrier pregnancies.  Fertility and Sterility, 69, 1998:670-674.

Klock SC, Braverman AM, Rausch DT.  Predicting anonymous egg donor satisfaction:  A preliminary study.  Journal of Women’s Health, 7; 1998:.

Braverman AM, Corson SL.  Factors related to choosing gamete donor sources.  Fertility & Sterility, 5; 1998:543-549.

Braverman AM et al.  Survey Results on the Current Practice of Ovum Donation.  Fertility & Sterility, 59; 1993:1216-1220.

Braverman AM, Corson SL.   Characteristics of participants in a gestational carrier program.  Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics, 9; 1992:353-357.

English ME, Mechanick-Braverman A, Corson SL.  Semantics and science:  the distinction between gestational carrier and traditional surrogacy programs.  Women’s Health Issues, 1; 1991:155-157.

PEER-REVIEWED ABSTRACTS

Braverman AM, Taylor D, Galen B, Nicholson R, Scott RT.  “How do donors’ experiences immediately post retrieval inform their attitudes one year later?”, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 2010.

 Braverman AM, Taylor D, Galen B, Nicholson R, Scott RT.  “Donors intereactions with nursing and physicians affects immediate willingness to donate again and attitudes one year post retrieval?”, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 2010.

 Braverman AM, Taylor D, Galen B, Nicholson R, Scott RT.  “Does mental health and nursing counseling influence ovum donor recipients’ preferences for their donors?”, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 2010.

 Braverman AM, Scott RT, Taylor D.  “What Lies Beneath the Surface: A Prospective Analysis of Ovum Donor’s Satisfaction, Reactions and Beliefs Post-Donation”, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 2009.

 Braverman AM, Scott RT, Fratterelli LA.  “Measuring the Yuck Factor”, The American Society for Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 2008.

 Braverman AM, Benward J, Scheib J.  “Views on Record Keeping and Information Sharing in Third Party Reproduction”, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine, 2002.

 Braverman AM.  “A comparison of oocyte donors and gestational carrier/surrogates attitudes towards third party reproduction”, The American Society of Reproductive Annual Meeting, 2001.

Braverman AM.  “What do women really want: women’s attitudes toward third party reproduction and the nature/nurture debate.”, The American Society of Reproductive Annual Meeting, 2001

 Braverman AM.  “State of the ART:  Gamete donation”, North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology, 2001.

 Braverman AM, Boxer A, Corson SL, Coutifaris C, Hendrix A.  “A follow-up study of parents of children created through the assisted reproductive technologies”, The American Society of Reproductive Medicine Annual Meeting, 1997.

Braverman AM, English ME, Corson SL.  “Characteristics and attitudes of ovum donor applicants to an anonymous ovum donor program”, A Foundation for the Next Millennium:  Principles for Nurses Specializing in Reproductive Medicine and the ARTs, 1997.

Braverman AM.  “Factors related to donor gamete preferences”,  The American Fertility Society, 1994.

Braverman AM.  “How do people really feel about donor gametes, gestational carrier and the advanced reproductive technologies?”, The American Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology Annual Meeting, 1994.

Mechanick-Braverman A.  “Nursing attitudes about the advanced reproductive technologies”, Serono Symposium, Paris, France, 1991.

Mechanick-Braverman A.  “Psychological profile of genetic parents and gestational carriers in a gestational carrier program”, The American Fertility Society Annual Meeting, 1990.

PAPERS, MONOGRAPHS, BOOK CHAPTERS, REVIEWS AND EDITORIALS

Braverman, AM.  How the internet is reshaping assisted reproduction: from donor offspring registries to direct-to-consumer genetic testing.  Minn J of Law, Science & Technology 2010. 11:477-496.

Elster NR, Braverman AM.  The future is now: a voluntary gamete donor registry is feasible.  DePaul J of Health Care L. 2009:12:195-201.

Benward J, Braverman A, Galen B. Maximizing autonomy and the changing view of donor conception: the creation of a national donor registry. DePaul J Health Care L. 2009:12:225-240.

 Braverman AM. The relationship between stress and ART outcome.  Textbook of Assisted Reproductive Techniques Laboratory and Clinical Perspectives Third Edition.  Eds. David Gardner, Ariel Weissman, Colin Howles and Zeev Shoham.  Taylor and Francis, 2009.

Braverman AM.  Infertility:  challenges and complications in pregnancy and postpartum.  Perspectives in Perinatal Mood Disorders:  A Comprehensive Treatment Guide.  Eds  Susan Dowd Stone and Alexis E. Menkin. Springer Publishing Company, 2008.

Boivin J, Takefman J, Braverman AM. Giving Bad News: Ending Treatment.  IVF in the medically complicated patient: a guide to management.  Ed. Nick S. Macklon.  Taylor Y Francis, 2005.

Gutmann JG, Braverman AM.  Gestational Surrogacy.  Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America, W.B. Saunders, 2003.

Braverman AM.  Exploring Ovum Donors’ Motivations and Needs.  Am Journal of Bioethics, 1;2001:16-17.

Frank TS, Braverman AM.  The pros and cons of genetic testing for breast cancer.  International Journal of Fertility, 1999.

Corson SL, Kelly M, Braverman AM, English ME, Graves K.  A decade of gestational carrier  pregnancy.  Hansen R, Mortimer D (eds), Towards Reproductive Certainty, Fertility & Genetics Beyond 1999.  The Plenary Proceedings of the 11th World Congress on In Vitro Fertilization and Reproductive Genetics.  Parthenon Publishing Group, New York, London, Chapter 19, pps 131-136, 1999

Corson SL, Braverman AM.  Why we believe there should be a donor gamete registry.  Fertil Steril, 5; 1998.

Braverman AM.  Infertility:  Psychological issues and counseling strategies.  “When is enough, enough?”  Ed. Sandra R. Leiblum.  John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 1997.

Braverman AM.   Legal Aspects of  Egg Donation.  Egg donation:  psychological and counseling issues surrounding disclosure versus privacy.  Ed. Machelle Seibel, Susan L. Crockin.  Jones and Bartlett Publishers, 1996.

Braverman AM., editor, Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America, “Role of the Nurse in Infertility”, July, 1996.

Braverman AM.  Issues involved in the decision to end treatment:  when is enough, enough?  In Session:  Psychotherapy in Practice, 2; 1996, 85-96.

Braverman AM.  Attitudes toward donor choice by fertile and infertile patients.  Assisted Reproduction Reviews, 5; 1995.

Braverman AM.  Oocyte donation:  psychological and counseling concerns.  Clinical Consultations in Obstetrics and Gynecology, June; 1994.

Mechanick-Braverman A.  Surrogacy and genetic carrier programs – the psychological issues.  Ed. Dorothy Greenfeld.  Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America, W.B. Saunders, 1993.

 Mechanick-Braverman A, English ME.  Creating brave new families with the advanced reproductive technologies.  Ed. Nancy Reame.  NAACOG’s Clinical issues, 1992.

Psychological Instruments

The Pennsylvania Reproductive Associates Infertility Survey (PRAIS), a 37 item validated and reliable survey with population norms.  Published and copyright 1993.