Human Reproductive Biology

Human Reproductive Biology, 4th Edition

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


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The completely revised and updated fourth edition synthesizes the latest in reproductive science.

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    • 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


    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.


    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

    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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