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Pathways to pregnancy and parturition
Table of Contents
Introduction to reproduction -- The organization and function of the female reproductive tract -- The organization and function of the male reproductive system -- Embryogenesis of the pituitary gland and the male or female reproductive system -- Regulation of reproduction : nerves, hormones and target tissues -- Puberty -- Reproductive cyclicity : terminology and basic concepts -- Reproductive cyclicity : the follicular phase -- Reproductive cyclicity : the luteal phase -- Endocrinology of the male and spermatogenesis -- Reproductive behavior -- Spermatozoa in the female tract : transport, capacitation and fertilization -- Early embryogenesis and maternal recognition of pregnancy -- Placentation, the endocrinology of gestation and parturition -- The puerperium and lactation.