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This book provides an up-to-date account of the fundamentals of reproduction within the context of cutting-edge knowledge and examples of its application. It provides a multidisciplinary approach integrating physiology, genetics, behavior, anatomy and clinical science, to give thorough coverage of the study of mammalian reproduction. Now accompanied by a Wiley Desktop Edition - the interactive, digital version of the book - the book covers the latest on conceptual, informational and applied aspects of reproduction.

Author Biography

Martin H. Johnson is Professor of Reproductive Sciences, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge, Fellow of Christ’s College, Cambridge, and Honorary Academic Fellow of St Paul’s College, Sydney, Australia

Table of Contents

Preface to the seventh edition,

How to use this book,


Chapter 1: What is reproduction?

Part 1: Making Men and Women

Chapter 2: Sex

Chapter 3: Sexual Maturation

Chapter 4: Gender

Chapter 5: Sexual Selection

Part 2: Preparing for pregnancy

Chapter 6: Making Sperm

Chapter 7: Men

Chapter 8: Making Eggs

Chapter 9: Women

Part 3: Making an embryo

Chapter 10: Sperm and eggs

Chapter 11: Fertilization

Chapter 12: Initiating pregnancy

Part 4: Maintaining a pregnancy

Chapter 13: Supporting the embryo

Chapter 14: Growing the fetus

Chapter 15: Fetal challenges

Part 5: A new individual

Chapter 16: Preparing for birth

Chapter 17: Giving birth

Chapter 18: Lactation

Chapter 19: Postnatal care

Part 6: Manipulating reproduction

Chapter 20: Regulating fertility

Chapter 21: Restoring fertility

Chapter 22: Society and reproduction


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