Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Medicine and Family Planning (2nd edition)

Enda McVeigh; John Guillebaud; Roy Homburg
Oxford Medical Handbooks

The Oxford Handbook of Reproductive Medicine and Family Planning, second edition provides essential practical information in the care of the adolescent and reproductive age females and males. Evidence-based and concise, this handbook is the must-have resource for all practitioners, trainees, and students in sexual and reproductive healthcare. Fully updated for the second edition, this handbook now contains additional practical guidance, algorithms and diagrams, a new chapter on recurrent miscarriage, as well as expanded informaiton on topics such as PCOs and hirsuitism. It follows chronological age up to the menopause, covering areas such as the reproductive system, puberty, the menstrual cycle, contraceptive methods, and infertility. This is the essential guide to all aspects of reproductive medicine, family planning and sexual health, providing all the vital information the reader needs.


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


Enda McVeigh is Senior Fellow in Reproductive Medicine at the University of Oxford, Consultant Gynaecologist at theJohn Radcliffe Hospital, and Medical Director at the Oxford IVF Unit; John Guillebaud is Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College London. He was born at Buye, Burundi, brought up in Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya, and continues to make regular training and support visits for healthcare professions in Africa (Central and South). He is Ex-Medical Director, at Margaret Pyke Centre for Study and Training in Family Planning. He is currently Research Director at the Elliot-Smith Clinic, Churchill Hospital, Oxford, where in addition to having performed c 5000 vasectomies he is involved in studies of the world's first non-hormonal male pill producing a semen-free orgasm - potentially reducing male-to-female HIV transmission. He is author/co-author of c 300 publications on environmental sustainability, reproductive health and population, contraception for women and for men, and of eight books which are available in 10 languages including Bulgarian and Japanese.; Professor Homburg is an obstetrician and gynaecologist who specialises in reproductive medicine. As a fertility specialist, Professor Homburg has a worldwide reputation having published 200 research articles and chapters in books and has written or edited seven books. He has been invited to lecture in all five continents at frequent intervals and has won prizes for his research at the British Fertility Society, the American Society of Reproductive Medicine, the European Society of Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE) and the Israel Fertility Society (3 times). He has served as an Associate Editor for Human Reproduction and presently for Human Reproduction Update. Professor Homburg's main interests and speciality are the treatment of infertility in general, polycystic ovary syndrome, ovulation induction, ovarian stimulation and IVF.