Human Reproductive Biology

Human Reproductive Biology

3rd Edition - March 17, 2006

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  • Authors: Richard Jones, Kristin H Lopez
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080508368

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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, Third 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.

Key Features

  • All material competely updated with the latest research results, methods, and topics now organized to facilitate logical presentation of topics
  • New chapters on Reproductive Senescence, Conception: Gamete Transport, Fertilization, Pregnancy: Maternal Aspects and Pregnancy: Fetal Development
  • Full color illustrations


Reproductive biologists, endocrinologists, developmental biologists, and those interested in the reproductive biology of humans. Can also be used as a text for undergraduate students in endocrinology, reproductive biology, and developmental biology.

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

Product details

  • No. of pages: 624
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2006
  • Published: March 17, 2006
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080508368

About the Authors

Richard 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.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Biology Emeritus, University of Colorado, Boulder, USA

Kristin H Lopez

Dr. Kristin Lopez obtained both her MA and PhD at the University of Colorado and is now Associate Director of the Colorado Diversity Initiative. Her research focuses on morphological and physiological aspects of vertebrate reproduction and development. Her studies use histological, immunocytochemical, and microsurgical methods to examine sex differentiation in nonmammalian vertebrates (reptiles and amphibians).

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Colorado at Boulder, Colorado, U.S.A.

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