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.
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 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.
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: Contraception Chapter 14: Induced Abortion Chapter 15: Infertility Part V: Special Topics in Human Reproductive Biology Chapter 16: Brain Sex Chapter 17: Sexually Transmitted Diseases Chapter 18: Glossary