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The fourth edition of Human Reproductive Biology 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. This expansive text covers the full range of topics in human reproduction, from the biology of male and female systems to conception, pregnancy, labor and birth. It goes on to cover issues in fertility and its control, population growth and family planning, induced abortion and sexually transmitted diseases.
This is the ideal book for courses on human reproductive biology, with chapter introductions, sidebars on related topics, chapter summaries and suggestions for further reading. It is beautifully redrawn full-color illustrations complement completely updated material with the latest research results, and clear, logical presentation of topics. It covers the basic science of reproduction – endocrinology, anatomy, physiology, development, function and senescence of the reproductive system – as well as applied aspects including contraception, infertility and diseases of the reproductive system. New companion website features full-color illustrations as PPT and jpeg files for both professors and students to use for study and presentations.
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
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 five-volume work Hormones and Reproduction of Vertebrates (2011). Her ongoing work with Colorado Diversity Initiative promotes increased access to higher education of underrepresented students in STEM.