About this book
- THE reference book both for beginners and experts
- Covers all aspects of the male reproductive systems, including diseases and effects of aging
- Up-to-date coverage of assisted reproduction and erectile dysfunction
Andrology is a decidedly interdisciplinary field in which several specialties participate. Accordingly, this volume is addressed to all concerned with male reproductive health: andrologists, gynecologists, urologists, internists, endocrinologists, dermatologists and basic researchers.
The volume comprises basic science as well as clinicial andrology and includes chapters on the biology of reproduction, testicular function, sperm maturation and fertilization, endocrinology of the male, environmental factors, psychology, the aging male, and contraception. Further chapters discuss the diagnosis and therapy of andrological diseases including infertility, hypogonadism, assisted reproduction: ICSI and TESE, therapy with testosterone, and erectile dysfunction.
This comprehensive and simultaneously compact presentation serves the newcomer to andrology as a textbook, while providing the experienced physician with a reference work.
Clinicians and practitioners
Table of contents
Physiology of testicular function. Physiology of sperm maturation and fertilisation. Nosology of andrological disorders. Anamnesis and physical examination. Imaging techniques. Endocrinological diagnosis. Cytogenetic and molecular genetic investigations. Semen analysis. Sperm function tests. Testicular biopsy and histology. Diseases of the hypothalamus and the pituitary gland. Disorders at the testicular level. Late-onset hypogonadism. Diseases of the seminal ducts and the accessory organs. Disorders of sperm deposition and erectile dysfunction. Disorders of androgen target organs. Testicular dysfunction in systemic diseases. Environmental and occupational influences on male reproductive health. Gynecology relevant to andrology. Testosterone therapy. Empirical therapies for idiopathic male infertility Assisted reproduction. Cryopreservation of human semen. Vasectomy. Approaches to hormonal male contraception. Approaches to non-hormonal male contraception. Ethical aspects of reproductive medicine.