Home > Books > Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective
Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective
View PDF

Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective

Publication Year: 2010
Edition: 1st
Authors/Editor: Wilcox, Allen J.
Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
ISBN: 978-0-195-34286-4
Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 78
  • Description
  • Details

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, Allen Wilcox 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 from infertility 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 enjoyable read.

Features:
* The first truly comprehensive textbook on the topic, addressing all major aspects of reproductive and perinatal health including genetics and infections
* Provides an informative and entertaining introduction written by a pioneer in the field
* Highly readable, with nearly a hundred illustrations and dozens of historical and topical vignettes

  • Platform:
    Ovid
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
  • Product Type: Book
  • Author/Editor: Wilcox, Allen J.
  • ISBN: 978-0-195-34286-4
  • Specialty:
    Biostatistics
    Epidemiology
  • Language: English
  • Edition: 1st
  • Pages: 336
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Year: 2010
  • Doody's Star Rating®:  Score: 78

Free Instant Access
This Month

JOTM
Ovid Emcare A premium nursing and allied health database ideal for practice, research, or education.
JOTM
PsycBOOKS® A database of peer-reviewed scholarly and professional books published by the American Psychological Association.
JOTM
Journal of Physical Therapy Education The premier forum for disseminating scholarly works in physical therapy educational theory and practice.
JOTM
Circulation Peer-reviewed reports on clinical and laboratory research relevant to cardiovascular disease.

Noteworthy

Doody's Featured Books
Greenfield's Surgery: Scientific Principles and Practice
The gold standard in the field of surgery, covers new technologies, innovative techniques, and integrating new scientific knowledge with evolving changes in surgical care.

Walsh & Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology: The Essentials
Widely acknowledged as the definitive reference in the field, this title brings you the practical, hands-on information you need to effectively evaluate and manage neuro-ophthalmic conditions.