Hormone Use in Menopause and Male Andropause: A Choice for Women and Men

Hardcover | October 20, 2003

bySheldon J. Segal, Luigi Mastroianni

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This book, by two of the most distinguished figures in fertility and reproduction research, answers all the most common questions about menaupause and andropause, and hormone resupplement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women. It offers explanations of all aspects of this subject, presentingbalanced and reliable information about benefits, risks, and prospects for this field. Segal invented Norplant, the first long-term implantable contraceptive, and as the leader of Reproductive Biology at the Population Council, he orchestrated and coordinated the research and trials leading tobasically every new contraceptive introduced over a period of about 25 years. Mastroianni did more than anyone else to develop in vitro fertizilation as a viable treatment option, and was for many years the chairman of the largest department of obstetrics and gynecology, and the director of themost successful IVF clinic. This book is unique in including coverage of the climacteric in men.

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This book, by two of the most distinguished figures in fertility and reproduction research, answers all the most common questions about menaupause and andropause, and hormone resupplement therapy (HRT) for menopausal women. It offers explanations of all aspects of this subject, presentingbalanced and reliable information about benefit...

Sheldon J. Segal is at Marine Biological Laboratories. Luigi Mastroianni is at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:224 pages, 6.1 × 9.29 × 0.79 inPublished:October 20, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195159748

ISBN - 13:9780195159745

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Table of Contents

PrefacePart 11. Why do women have the menopause?2. What are the signs of menopause3. What is Hormone Replacement Therapy?4. Why should women consider HRT?5. Risk Benefit Ratio: Making the Choice6. Can HRT prevent Alzheimer's disease?7. Does the Approach of menopause end fertility?8. Herbal products for Menopause9. Can phyto-estrogens replace HRT?10. Sex and the aging woman11. What is the status of designer estrogens?Part 212. Is there a male menopause?13. Is testosterone the only androgen?14. Why should men consider HRT15. What are the choices for men?16. The first designer androgen17. Can men safely use HRT?18. Should men use non-prescription androgens?19. Sex and the Aging male20. Can testosterone help brain functions?Part 3Questions and Answers:The menopauseThe andropauseGlossary of TermsReferencesIndex

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"The beauty of this book is that it brings together valuable information for both again men and women who are interested in options for maintaining a healthy and happy golden age." --Choice