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Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

The Requisites in Obstetrics & Gynecology

During the last decade, health care providers have made great strides in the diagnosis and treatment of infertility—a condition that affects 50-80 million people worldwide. This first volume in the new Requisites in Obstetrics and Gynecology Series thoroughly examines every aspect of reproductive endocrinology and infertility from normal menstrual cycle and pubertal development, through to management of a full range of common pathologic conditions and the role of human sexuality in infertility management. Given its importance in modern treatment, assisted reproductive technologies are also addressed. This text, while comprehensive in its scope, is also succinct and user-friendly in format, making it an ideal choice for those who need concise, authoritative guidance at their fingertips.

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Published: October 2006

Imprint: Mosby

ISBN: 978-0-323-04054-9

Contents

  • Part I Reproductive Endocrinology and the Regulation of Menses

    Steroids and prostaglandins in reproductive medicine

    The normal Menstrual cycle

    Normal and abnormal pubertal development

    Primary amenorrhea

    Hyperandrogenic disorders and PCOS

    Secondary amenorrhea and prolactin disorders

    Abnormal uterine bleeding

    Premenstrual dysphoric syndrome

    The Climacteric

    Osteoporosis and bone metabolism

    Human sexuality

    Part II Infertility

    Evaluating infertility

    Male factor infertility

    Ovulatory dysfunction (including LPD)

    Anatomic infertility (including cervical factor)

    Endometriosis

    Unexplained infertility and diminished ovarian reserve

    Assisted reproductive technologies

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