About this book

This open textbook is designed to provide a deep understanding of the biological and biomedical aspects of human reproduction, covering a wide range of topics from basic reproductive biology to clinical applications.  The book has a well-structured approach, starting with foundational knowledge and progressing to more advanced topics while also including real-world clinical orientation for practical contexts.

The following topics are addressed throughout the book’s major sections:

  1. Fundamentals of Reproduction: Explaining the basic biological processes of male and female reproductive systems and hormones.
  2. Aging of the Reproductive System: Exploring how the reproductive system changes as individuals age, including menopause and its implications.
  3. Conception and Fetal Development: Delving into the stages of conception, embryonic development, and the factors influencing fetal growth and health.
  4. Physiological Changes of Pregnancy: Detailing the hormonal, anatomical, and physiological adaptations that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy.
  5. Labor and Birth: Discussing the processes of labor, childbirth, and the associated physiological changes in both the mother and the newborn.
  6. Population Growth and Family Planning: Addressing the broader societal aspects of reproduction, including discussions on population growth, family planning, and contraception methods.
  7. Infertility and Management: Covering the causes of infertility, diagnostic techniques, and available treatment options, including assisted reproductive technologies.
  8. Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Examining common sexually transmitted infections, their impact on reproductive health, and methods of prevention and treatment.
  9. Clinical Correlation: Incorporating real-world clinical scenarios and applications within the chapters helps bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and real-world implementation. These clinical applications are included across several chapters.


Icon for the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License

Human Reproduction: A Clinical Approach Copyright © 2023 by Dr. Hala Bastawros, M.D is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.