This comprehensive overview covering the field of reproductive epidemiology examines the impact of environmental factors related to embryonic and fetal development. Innovative techniques are highlighted, illustrating special problems related to reproductive epidemiology. Specific environmental risks are addressed sepa-rately, concluding with a chapter on risk assessment and information problems. Throughout, the text is supported with over 70 illustrations of new findings, never before published. This is an invalu-able resource for scientists in the field of reproductive epidemiol-ogy.
"…an important book…with excellent ideas and provacative suggestions for analysis."
-Journal of Perinatology
Introduction to the Problem. Endpoints Studied in the Epidemiology of Reproduction. Epidemiological Techniques. Population Characteristics That May Confound Analysis. Drugs, Diseases, and Reproductive Hazards. Contraceptive Practice and Reproductive Outcomes. Personal and Social Chemicals and Repro-duction. Occupational Exposure and Fetal Wastage. The General Environment and Reproductive Wastage. Risk Assessment and In-formation Problems.