Oxford American Handbook of Reproductive Medicine

ISBN : 9780199735761

Hugh S. Taylor; Tamir S. Aldad; Enda McVeigh; Roy Homburg; John Guillebaud
336 Pages
100 x 180 mm
Pub date
May 2012
Oxford American Handbooks of Medicine
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Reproductive medicine is the most dynamic area within obstetrics and gynecology and, arguably, the most complicated. An explosion of scientific understanding and technological capabilities - particularly in contraception, infertility and menopause - has transformed the specialty into a high-profile subject that touches upon endocrinology, embryology, andrology, surgery, social science, and practical law and ethics. The Oxford American Handbook of Reproductive Medicine provides a practical overview of the reproductive system and a systematic approach to its disorders, covering diagnosis, assessment, and ongoing management with particular emphasis on common and important presentations. Concise, readable, and pocket-sized, this handbook is useful for medical students, primary care clinicians, and ob/gyn residents as a ready reference for daily practice.


Part 1: Reproductive Medicine
1. Sexual differentiation
2. Steroid hormones
3. Menarche and adolescent gynecology
4. Ovaries and the menstrual cycle
5. Polycystic ovary syndrome
6. Hirsutism and virilization
7. Amenorrhea and oligomenorrhea
8. Menopause and hormone replacement therapy
9. Initial advice to those concerned about delays in conception
10. Defining infertility
11. Investigation of fertility problems
12. Management strategies for fertility problems
13. Male infertility
14. Ovulation induction
15. Tubal and uterine disorders
16. Medical and surgical management of endometriosis
17. Intra-uterine insemination
18. In vitro fertilization (IVF) and associated assisted conception techniques
Part 2: Contraception and Family Planning
19. Fertility and fertility awareness
20. Male contraception
21. Vaginal methods
22. The combined oral contraceptive (COC)
23. Progestogen-only pill (POP)
24. Injectables
25. Contraceptive implants
26. Intra-uterine contraception
27. Postcoital contraception
28. Sterilization
29. Special considerations

About the author: 

Hugh S. Taylor, MD, is Professor and Director of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Tamir S. Aldad, MS-III, is Predoctoral Research Fellow at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Enda McVeigh, FRCOG, is Medical Director at Oxford Fertility Unit in Oxford, UK. Roy Homburg, FRCOG, is Professor of Reproductive Medicine at Free University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands and Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at Tel Aviv University in Israel. John Guillebaud, FRCSEd, FRCOG, is Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health at University College London in London, UK.

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