Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective

Hardcover | March 12, 2010

byAllen J. Wilcox

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Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective, is a lively overview of human reproduction: how it works, and what causes it to go wrong. Weaving together history, biology, obstetrics, pediatrics, demography, infectious diseases, molecular genetics, and evolutionary biology, AllenWilcox brings a fresh coherence to the epidemiologic study of reproduction and pregnancy. Along the way, he provides entertaining anecdotes, superb graphs, odd tidbits and occasional humor that bring the topic to life. The book is divided into two sections. The first lays the foundations - the basic principles of reproductive physiology, demography, infectious diseases, and genetics as they apply to human reproduction. The second part deals with the endpoints of reproductive epidemiology - a spectrum ranging frominfertility and fetal loss to birth defects and the delayed effects of fetal exposures. The book closes with a discussion of unsolved problems, suggesting possible research projects for a new generation of epidemiologists. An extensive glossary makes this a valuable reference as well as an enjoyableread.

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Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective, is a lively overview of human reproduction: how it works, and what causes it to go wrong. Weaving together history, biology, obstetrics, pediatrics, demography, infectious diseases, molecular genetics, and evolutionary biology, AllenWilcox brings a fresh coherence to the epidemiolo...

Allen J. Wilcox is Senior Investigator at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIH) in Durham, NC, and Editor-in-Chief of Epidemiology. He is a pioneer in reproductive epidemiology, with research projects on topics ranging from fertility and early pregnancy loss to fetal growth and birth defects. He holds an MD fro...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 6.3 × 9.29 × 1.1 inPublished:March 12, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195342860

ISBN - 13:9780195342864

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Table of Contents

Part One: Foundations1. The Creative Biology of Human Reproduction2. On Getting Pregnant3. How Humans Control their Fertility4. Infections and Reproduction5. The Genetics of Reproduction6. Evolutionary Biology and Eugenics7. Recurrence Risk8. Reproductive Epidemiology: Themes and VariationsPart Two: Outcomes9. Fertility and Fecundability10. Early Pregnancy Loss11. Miscarriage12. Stillbirth and Infant Mortality13. Twins and More14. Gestational Age and Preterm Delivery15. Birth Weight and Fetal Growth16. Birth Defects17. Sex Ratio18. Maternal Morbidity and Mortality19. Preeclampsia20. Fetal Exposures and Adult Disease21. Unanswered Questions in Reproductive EpidemiologyAfterwordPuzzlersGlossaryAppendixReferencesIndex