Human Reproductive Biology, 4th Edition

 
Human Reproductive Biology, 4th Edition,Richard Jones,Kristin Lopez,ISBN9780123821843
 
 
 

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  • Winner of a 2015 Texty Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association
  • Beautifully redrawn full-color illustrations complement completely updated material with the latest research results, and clear, logical presentation of topics
  • 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

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The fourth edition of Human Reproductive Biology—winner of a 2015 Textbook Excellence Award (Texty) from The Text and Academic Authors Association—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.

Readership

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.

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

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Kristin Lopez

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.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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Human Reproductive Biology, 4th Edition

Dedication

Preface

Part I: Adult Female and Male Reproductive Systems

Chapter 1. Endocrinology, Brain, and Pituitary Gland

Abstract

Introduction

Biology of the Endocrine System

Science of Endocrinology

Hormones

Receptors

Synthetic Hormones

How the Brain and Pituitary Control Reproduction

Feedback Control of Gonadotropin Secretion

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 2. The Female Reproductive System

Abstract

Introduction

Ovaries

Oviducts

Uterus

Vagina

Female External Genitalia

Mammary Glands

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 3. The Menstrual Cycle

Abstract

Introduction

Reproductive Cycles in Mammals

Major Events in the Menstrual Cycle

The Menstrual Cycle in Detail

Variations in Length of Menstrual Cycle Phases

Methods for Detecting Ovulation

Premenstrual Syndrome

Dysmenorrhea

Absence of Menstruation

Menstrual Taboos

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 4. The Male Reproductive System

Abstract

Introduction

Testes

Male Sex Accessory Ducts and Glands

Penis

Scrotum

Summary

Further Reading

Part II: Sexual Differentiation and Development

Chapter 5. Sexual Differentiation

Abstract

Introduction

Chromosomal Sex

X Chromosome

Y Chromosome

Development of the Reproductive System

Gonadal Sex Differentiation

Differentiation of Sex Accessory Ducts and Glands

Differentiation of External Genitalia

Summary of Sexual Determination and Development

Disorders of Sexual Determination and Development

Reproductive System in the Newborn

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 6. Puberty

Abstract

Introduction

Puberty and Its Timing

Gonadal Changes from Birth to Puberty

Hormone Levels from Fetus to Puberty

Environmental Factors and Puberty

Genetics and Age of Puberty

Puberty and Psychosocial Adjustment

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 7. Reproductive Aging

Abstract

Introduction

Menopause

Timing of Menopause

Perimenopause

Premature Menopause

Symptoms of Menopause

Endocrine Changes during Menopause

Decline in Fertility

Determining Female Reproductive Age

Osteoporosis and Other Postmenopausal Disorders

Treatments for Menopausal Symptoms: Benefits and Risks

Andropause

Summary

Further Reading

Part III: Procreation

Chapter 8. The Human Sexual Response

Abstract

Introduction

Sex Roles

Sexual Arousal

The Sexual Response Cycle

Coitus (Sexual Intercourse)

Hormones and Sexual Behavior

Sexual Dysfunction

Drugs and Human Sexual Behavior

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 9. Gamete Transport and Fertilization

Abstract

Introduction

Semen Release

Contents of Seminal Plasma

Sperm Number and Structure

Sperm Transport and Maturation in the Female Reproductive Tract

Transport of the Sperm and Ovum in the Oviduct

Sperm Capacitation and Hyperactivation

The Process of Fertilization

Chemical Inhibition of Fertilization

Sex Ratios

Sex Preselection

Multiple Embryos

Parthenogenesis

Chromosomal Aberrations

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 10. Pregnancy

Abstract

Introduction

What is Pregnancy?

Signs of Pregnancy

Pregnancy Tests

Early Pregnancy

The Process of Pregnancy

Twin Pregnancies

Embryonic and Fetal Development

Fetal Disorders

Fetal Evaluation

The Pregnant Woman

Chances of a Successful Pregnancy

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 11. Labor and Birth

Abstract

Introduction

Time of Birth

Hormones and Birth

Induced Labor

Preparation for Labor

The Birth Process

Preterm Births

Multiple Births

Difficult Fetal Positions

Handling Difficult Births

Use of Medications during Labor

Natural Birthing Methods

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 12. The Neonate and the New Parents

Abstract

Introduction

Treatment of the Newborn

Adaptations of the Newborn

What a Newborn Looks Like

Disorders of the Newborn

Condition of the New Mother

Breast-Feeding

Summary

Further Reading

Part IV: Fertility and Its Control

Chapter 13. Contraception

Abstract

Introduction

Hormonal Contraception

The Combination Pill

Minipill (Progestin-Only Pill)

Subdermal Progestin Implants

Injectable Hormones

Transdermal Hormone Delivery

Vaginal Ring Hormonal Delivery Method

Emergency Contraception

Intrauterine Devices

Spermicides

Diaphragm

Cervical Cap

Sponge Contraceptive

Male and Female Condoms

Coitus Interruptus

Coitus Reservatus and Coitus Obstructus

Natural Family Planning

Is Breast-feeding a Contraceptive Measure?

Surgical Sterilization

Limitations of Current Contraceptives

Choosing a Contraceptive

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 14. Induced Abortion

Abstract

Introduction

Induced Abortion in the United States

Why Women Have Abortions

First Trimester-Induced Abortions

Second Trimester-Induced Abortions

Third Trimester-Induced Abortions

Folk Abortifacients

Safety and Consequences of Induced Abortion

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 15. Infertility

Abstract

Introduction

Seeking Medical Help for Infertility

Female Infertility

Male Infertility

Assisted Reproductive Techniques

Adoption

Summary

Further Reading

Part V: Special Topics in Human Reproductive Biology

Chapter 16. Brain Sex

Abstract

Introduction

Biological Causes of Brain Sex Differences

Sex Differences in Neonatal Behavior

Sex Differences in Childhood Behavior

Sex Differences in Adult Cognition and Motor Skills

Sex Differences in Neurological and Psychiatric Diseases

Sex Differences in Brain Structure

Brain Sex Differences in the “Surge Center”

Brain Sex and Human Sexual Behavior

Gender Identity and TranSsexualism

Sex Differences in Aggression

Conclusion

Summary

Further Reading

Chapter 17. Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Abstract

Introduction

Bacterial STDs

Chlamydia

Gonorrhea

Syphilis

Lymphogranuloma Venereum

Chancroid

Granuloma Inguinale

Viral STDs

Genital Herpes

Human Papillomavirus

Viral Hepatitis B

Molluscum Contagiosum

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

STDs Not Caused by Bacteria or Viruses

Trichomoniasis

Pediculosis Pubis

Scabies

Common Infections of the Reproductive Tract

Preventing Sexually Transmitted Disease

Summary

Further Reading

Glossary

Index

Quotes and reviews

"This is a useful addition to the field of reproductive biology. Since the publication of the previous edition, numerous advances have been made in the study of human reproduction. The authors have updated and revised their book with the goal of providing the latest available findings. They have done a superb job of creating a readable, aesthetically appealing textbook that provides a comprehensive overview of human reproductive biology."--DOODY'S, 5 Stars!
"Elegantly written, profusely illustrated, and comprehensively revised to keep pace with rapidly moving research frontiers, the new edition of Jones and Lopez's Human Reproductive Biology is the text of choice for any college-level course in human reproduction. New material has been skillfully integrated into what was already a successful book. New illustrations and well-designed boxes and side-panels enliven the text while updated references guide students into the primary literature. This new edition easily laps the competition."--Peter T. Ellison, Harvard University
"This text is a comprehensive treatment of a highly significant area of science that will be greatly appreciated by reproductive biologists and anyone else with an interest in human reproductive biology. The text provides an entree into virtually every aspect of human reproductive biology, from classical paradigms to contemporary ideas and approaches. The presentation is clear and the illustrations useful. This is an excellent effort by only two authors."--Paul M. Wassarman, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York
"This is clearly the best text on Reproduction available. Jones and Lopez have carefully analyzed and integrated and years of classical work on reproductive biology and transformed it into a very readable book on human reproduction. Although I have been teaching a course on human reproduction for the last sixteen years, and I have reviewed 3 different texts on this subject, I learned something new the first time I perused the new edition of Jones and Lopez."--Cliff Jones, School of Medicine, University of South Dakota
“This is the most comprehensive text on human reproduction I’ve read. It covers not only the basic biology of reproduction but also perspectives from evolution and across cultures, as well as practical information that will be useful to all readers, whether students, teachers, or researchers. It’s certainly the best textbook for anthropology and evolution courses dealing with reproduction.”--Wendy Trevathan, New Mexico State University
 
 
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