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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 miscarraige, as well as expanded informaiton on topics such as fragile X syndrome, 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.
Enda McVeigh, Senior Fellow in Reproductive Medicine; Consultant Gynaecologist; Medical Director, University of Oxford; John Radcliffe Hospital; Oxford IVF Unit, UK,John Guillebaud, Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health; Honorary Consultant in Family Planning and ReproductiveHealth, Oxford Primary Care Trust; formerly Medical Director, University College London; Margaret Pyke Centre, London, UK,Roy Homburg, Professor of Reproductive Medicine, Homerton University Hospital, Queen Mary, London University, UK, and Barzili Medical Centre, Ashkelon, Israel
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.
Table of Contents
Part 1 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 Part 2 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