Human Reproductive Biology

Human Reproductive Biology

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This acclaimed text has been fully revised and updated, now incorporating issues including aging of the reproductive system, and updates on the chapters on conception and Gamete Transport and Fertilization, and Pregnancy.

Human Reproductive Biology, 3rd edition emphasizes the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, explains advances in reproductive science and discusses the choices and concerns of today. Generously illustrated in full color, the text provides current information about human reproductive anatomy and physiology.

The ideal book for courses on human reproductive biology - includes chapter introductions, sidebars on related topics of interest, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading.
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  • Hardback | 624 pages
  • 167.6 x 242.9 x 19mm | 788g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 012382186X
  • 9780123821867

Table of contents

Part I: The Adult Female and Male Reproductive Systems
Chapter 1: The Brain and Pituitary Gland
Chapter 2: The Female Reproductive System
Chapter 3: The Menstrual Cycle
Chapter 4: The Male Reproductive System
Part II: Sex Differentiation and Development
Chapter 5: Sexual Differentiation
Chapter 6: Puberty
Chapter 7: Reproductive Aging
Part III: Procreation
Chapter 8: The Human Sexual Response
Chapter 9: Gamete Transport and Fertilization
Chapter 10: Pregnancy
Chapter 11: Labor and Birth
Chapter 12: The Neonate and the New Parents
Part IV: Fertility and Its Control
Chapter 13: Human Population Growth and Family Planning
Chapter 14: Contraception
Chapter 15: Induced Abortion
Chapter 16: Infertility
Part V: Special Topics in Human Reproductive Biology
Chapter 17: Brain Sex
Chapter 18: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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"...a superb job of creating a readable, aesthetically appealing textbook that provides a comprehensive overview of human reproductive biology."
- DOODY'S, 5 Stars!

"...the text of choice for any college-level course in human reproduction....This new edition easily laps the competition."
- Peter T. Ellison, John Cowles Professor of Anthropology, Harvard University

"[This] text provides an entree into virtually every aspect of human reproductive biology."
- Paul M. Wassarman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York

"This is clearly the best text on reproduction available..."
- Cliff Jones, School of Medicine, University of South Dakota

"This is the most comprehensive text on human reproduction I've read."
- Wendy Trevathan, New Mexico State University
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About Richard E. Jones

Richard E. Jones has published more than 100 research papers in his field and has received the NIH Research Career Development Award for his research efforts in the study of reproductive biology and endocrinology. In 1990 he received the Student Organization for Alumni Relations Teaching Recognition Award for his teaching of an annual undergraduate course, Human Reproductive Biology, and a course on human anatomy. Dr. Jones obtained his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is now Professor Emeritus of Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where his research interests include reproductive biology as well as reproductive endocrinology. Kristin H. Lopez teaches human reproductive biology through the Department of Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado-Boulder. With a background in comparative reproduction and endocrinology, she is an editor of the fi ve-volume work Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (Academic Press, 2011). Her ongoing work with Colorado Diversity Initiative promotes increased access to higher education of underrepresented students in STEM.
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