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Female Reproductive Aging

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This iis a clinical reference by leading authorities on the mechanisms causing reproductive aging in the female. It contains the information on infertility problems caused by the age-related decrease in fecundity and documents, also, recent developments in the recognition and management of age-related infertility in clinical practice.

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Overview

This iis a clinical reference by leading authorities on the mechanisms causing reproductive aging in the female. It contains the information on infertility problems caused by the age-related decrease in fecundity and documents, also, recent developments in the recognition and management of age-related infertility in clinical practice.

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The 21 papers presented at this September 1999 conference discuss topics from the history and current science of female sexuality. Focusing on reproductive aging, the proceedings offer a general overview of the subject, followed by discussion of particular aspects such as the physiology and endocrinology of reproductive aging, the molecular biology of reproductive aging, and clinical aspects of reproductive aging. Contributors include biologists, statisticians anthropologists, and medical doctors with various areas of specialty. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781850706762
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 6/15/2000
  • Series: Studies in Profertility Series
  • Edition description: ILLUSTRATE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 316
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.40 (h) x 1.02 (d)

Table of Contents

List of principal contributors ix
Preface: Reinier de Graaf and his symposium xiii
Reinier de Graaf lecture
Reinier de Graaf and the discovery of the ovary 1
State-of-the-art lecture
Definition and character of reproductive aging and senescence 11
General aspects of reproductive aging and general aging
1 Why do women have a mid-life menopause? Grandmothering and the evolution of human longevity 27
2 Similarities of general and reproductive aging 43
3 Concepts in female reproductive aging 49
4 Postponement of childbearing and its effect on the prevalence of subfecundity 59
Physiology and endocrinology of reproductive aging
5 Mathematical models for follicle development and depletion 71
6 The endocrinology of ovarian (reproductive) aging in women 79
7 Ultrasound and ovarian reserve 101
8 Follicle development before and during the menstrual cycle 111
9 Age-dependent decline of female fecundity is caused by early fetal loss 123
Genetics and molecular biology of reproductive aging
10 Genetic parameters of oocyte aging 137
11 The determinants of non-disjunction and their possible relationship to oocyte aging 149
12 The control of mammalian female meiosis and the factors that influence chromosome segregation 185
13 The potential role of the oocyte in follicle development and ovarian aging 197
14 Mitochondrial dysfunction and ovarian aging 207
15 Transgenic animal models and ovarian function 225
Clinical aspects of reproductive aging
16 Premature ovarian failure 233
17 Clinical consequences of elevated follicle stimulating hormone levels in the patient treated for infertility 249
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