Biomedical and Demographic Determinants of Reproduction

Hardcover | December 1, 1993

EditorRonald Gray, Henri Leridon, Alfred Spira

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This volume surveys the state of knowledge and research on the determinants of human reproduction. It adopts an inter-disciplinary approach and integrates information from demographic, epidemiological and biological studies of fertility.The chapters provide a comprehensive overview of reproductive processes, including puberty and menopause, conception and fetal loss, and the effects of sexually transmitted diseases and lactation. The volume also considers the effects on fertility of nutrition and stress, environmental andoccupational hazards, and social behaviour, and includes clinical papers on fertility following contraceptive use and treatment of infertility. Findings from original research on the determinants of human reproduction are also presented.

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This volume surveys the state of knowledge and research on the determinants of human reproduction. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach and integrates information from demographic, epidemiological, and biological studies of fertility.

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This volume surveys the state of knowledge and research on the determinants of human reproduction. It adopts an inter-disciplinary approach and integrates information from demographic, epidemiological and biological studies of fertility.The chapters provide a comprehensive overview of reproductive processes, including puberty and menop...

Ronald Gray is a Professor, Department of Population Dynamics at Johns Hopkins University. Henri Leridon is a Head of Department of Socio-demography at the National Institute for Demographic Studies, Paris. Alfred Spira is a Director, Public Health Research Unit at the INSERM.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:504 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.34 inPublished:December 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Part I: Introduction and Overview1. Ronald Gray: Introduction2. John Bongaarts: The relative contributions of biological and behavioural factors in determining natural fertility: A demographer's perspectivePart II: Demographic and Behavioural Determinants of Reproduction3. Stan Becker: The determinants of adolescent fertility with special reference to biological variables4. Ann P. Riley, Julia L. Samuelson, Sandra L. Huffman: The relationship of age at menarche and fertility in undernourished adolescents5. Omar Rahman and Jane Menken: Age at menopause and fecundity preceding menopause6. J. Richard Udry: Coitus as demographic behaviourPart III: Biomedical Determinants of Reproduction7. Willard Cates Jr., Robert T. Rolfs Jr., and Sevgi O. Aral: The pathophysiology and epidemiology of sexually transmitted diseases in relation to pelvic inflammatory disease and infertility8. Mark W. Oberle, Luis Rosero-Bixby, and Pat Whitaker: A descriptive epidemiology of infertility in Costa Rica9. David C. Cumming: The effects of exercise and nutrition on the menstrual cycle10. George R. Huggins: Fertility following contraceptive use11. Michael J. Rosenberg: Toxic substances, conception, and pregnancy outcomesPart IV: Fecundability12. Meredith L. Golden and Sara R. Millman: Models of fecundability13. Maxine Weinstein, James Wood, and Chang Ming-Cheng: Age patterns of fecundabilityPart V: Infertility and Assisted Conception14. J. Lansac: Artificial insemination with frozen donor semen: A model to appreciate human fecundity15. Gary D. Hodgen: Hormonal regulation in in Vitro fertilization16. A. Spira, B. Ducot, M.L. Guihard-Moscato, N. Job-Spira, M.J. Mayaux, J. Menetrier, J. Wattiaux: Conception probability and pregnancy outcome in relation to age, cycle regularity, and timing of intercoursePart VI: Causes and Frequency of Fetal Loss17. Joe Leigh Simpson and Sandra Carson: Biological causes of fetal loss18. Allen J. Wilcox, Clarice R. Weinberg, Donna D. Baird, Robert E. Canfield: Endocrine detection of conception and early fetal loss19. Donna D. Baird, N. Beth Ragan, Allen J. Willcox, and Clarice R. Weinberg: The relationship between reduced fecunadability and subsequent fetal lossPart VII: Post-Partum Infecunadability and the Role of Lactation20. Henri Leridon: Fecundability and post-partum sterility: An insuperable interaction?21. Kathleen Ford and Young J. Kim: Demographic research on lactational amenorrhoea22. A. Meredith John: Statistical evidence of links between maternal nutrition and post-partum infertility23. Kathleen Ford and Sandra Huffman: Maternal nutrition, infant feeding, and post-partum amenorrhoea: Recent evidence from Bangladesh24. A.S. McNeilly: Breastfeeding and fertility25. German Rodriquez and Soledad Diaz: Breastfeeding and the length of post-partum amenorrhoea: A hazards model approach26. Ronald H. Gray, Ruben Apelo, Oona Campbell, Susan Eslami, Howard Zacur, and Miriam Labook: The return of ovarian function during lactation: Results of studies from the United States and the Philippines27. Etienne van de Walle and Francine van de Walle: Post-partum sexual abstinence in tropical AfricaIndex

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This volume surveys the state of knowledge and research on the determinants of human reproduction. It adopts an interdisciplinary approach and integrates information from demographic, epidemiological, and biological studies of fertility.