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Androgens and Reproductive Aging



ISBN 9781842143124
Published January 16, 2006 by CRC Press
192 Pages

 
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Book Description

The subject of androgen treatment in reproductive aged women and men is attracting increasing interest from specialists in reproduction medicine, endocrinology and primary care providers, as well as from patients and the media.

The first book to cover androgen replacement in men and women, Androgens and Reproductive Aging addresses the emotive topics of reproductive aging, the menopause and the use of androgen supplements to mitigate their effects.

Edited by two leading authorities in reproductive medicine and infertility, and boasting an all-star cast of authors, this comprehensive text covers:

* androgen production in the healthy male and female

* the decline of androgen production during aging, with the associated effects on body composition and libido

* the benefits and potential side-effects of androgen replacement therapy.

Ideal for a wide range of clinicians and scientists interested in reproductive aging, the menopause, hormone replacement and androgen therapy, as well as obstetricians, gynecologists and family practitioners, this unique text is a highly important addition to literature in the area.

Table of Contents

Foreword  1. Androgen production in women Natalie Z. Burger & Julia V. Johnson  2. Pathophysiology of androgen deficiency Gloria A. Bachmann & Margaret Kilibwa  3. Endocrine aspects of reproductive aging in men & women Ryan Zlupko & Joseph S. Sanfilippo  4. Androgen receptor expression in women and its relationship to sexual function Crista E. Johnson & Jennifer R. Berman  5. Psychosexual effects of menopause Karine Chung & Luigi Mastroianni Jr  6. Effects of combined estrogen-androgen preparations on sexual function in postmenopausal women Barbara B. Sherwin  7. Transdermal testosterone treatment in women Livia Rivera-Woll & Susan R. Davis  8. Tailoring menopausal hormone therapy: the role of antiandrogens Hermann P. G. Schneider MD PhD & Hermann M. Behre  9. Is there a role for androgens in premenopausal women? Camille Sylvestre & William M. Buckett  10. Treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women: is there a place for androgens? László B. Tankó & Claus Christiansen  11. Practical aspects of estrogen-androgen hormone replacement therapy Camille Sylvestre & Morrie M. Gelfand  12. Androgens and breast cancer Fernand Labrie, Richard Poulin, Jacques Simard, Van Luu-The, Claude Labrie & Alain Bélanger  13. Side-effects of androgen treatment Orhan Bukulmez & Bruce R. Carr  14. An introduction to androgen deficiency with aging: the andropause Robert S. Tan  Index

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Biography

TOGAS TULANDI is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Milton Leong Chair in Reproductive Medicine, McGill University. The author or co-author of over 200 articles, 40 book chapters, and 6 books, he is known internationally and has received many awards, including Award of Excellence in Reproductive Medicine.