Understanding endocrilogy is central to understanding the key processes that affect rmal reproductive function, while an understanding of rmal endocrilogy and the pathophysiology of endocrine disorders is important when dealing with reproductive disorders. This book provides a comprehensive background for all gynaecologists, covering: sexual differentiation and intersex disorders; adrenal disorders; rmal puberty and adolescence; abrmal puberty; the menstrual cycle; disorders of menstruation; amerrhoea; polycystic ovary syndrome; avulatory fertility and ovulation induction; lactation and lactational amerrhoea; hyperprolactinaemia; thyroid disease; diabetes; lipid metabolism and lipoprotein transport; premature ovarian failure; and calcium metabolism and its disorders. The book is primarily designed to provide a comprehensive summary for candidates preparing for the Part 2 MRCOG examination, and as such covers the RCOG curriculum for reproductive endocrilogy. It is also a valuable guide for all healthcare professionals working in the field, including trainees, consultants and any health professional coming into contact with women.
Adam Balen is a Professor in Reproductive Medicine and Surgery at St James's University Hospital.
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
Clinical Medicine: Professional
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