Exercise and Human Reproduction

Induced Fertility Disorders and Possible Therapies

Editors: Vaamonde, Diana, du Plessis, Stefan S, Agarwal, Ashok (Eds.)

  • ​A unique text that brings together knowledge and expertise from the fields of sports medicine and reproductive medicine
  • Discusses the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems as well as fertilization and gestation, the physiology and endocrinology of sport and exercise, and the impact of physical activity, hormonal changes, pathologies, and consequences of drug use for active men and women
  • An invaluable tool for basic scientists and professionals working in the fields of sports performance and human reproduction
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About this book

Providing a comprehensive review of the interactions between exercise and human reproduction, this unique text focuses on both the positive and negative consequences of sport and physical activity on male and female fertility and infertility and the biological mechanisms and processes behind them. Beginning with a review of the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems as well as fertilization and gestation, the discussion then turns to the physiology and endocrinology of sport and exercise, which is further elaborated in subsequent chapters on the impact of physical activity, hormonal changes, pathologies, and consequences of drug use for active men and women. Additional chapters address related topics, such as the impact of sport on young athletes and developing reproductive potential, physical activity and pregnancy, the use of oral contraceptives in athletes, oxidative stress, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies on athletes’ fertility, with a final chapter providing recommendations and therapeutic guidelines for exercise-related reproductive disorders. Covering everything from  the fundamental principles of sports physiology and human reproductive potential to the interaction between physical exercise and the endocrinology of the reproductive system, Exercise and Human Reproduction is an authoritative resource for helping clinicians understand how the reproductive system adapts to activity and exercise and offers strategies to avoid potential harm to human reproduction.

About the authors

Diana M. Vaamonde Martin,PhD, Department of Morphological Sciences, University of Cordoba, Reproductive Care Center, Gynemed,Cordoba, Spain

Stefan S. du Plessis, MBA, PhD (Stell),Division of Medical Physiology, Department of Biomedical Sciences, Stellenbosch University, Tygerberg, Cape Town, South Africa

Ashok Agarwal, PhD, HCLD (ABB), ELD (ACE), American Center for Reproductive Medicine and, The Andrology Center, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

Table of contents (21 chapters)

  • Overview of the Male Reproductive System

    Jiménez-Reina, Luis, MD (et al.)

    Pages 1-17

  • Overview of the Female Reproductive System

    Ramírez-González, Juan Andrés, MD, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 19-46

  • Overview of Fertilization, Gestation, and Parturition

    Oehninger, Sergio, MD, PhD (et al.)

    Pages 47-67

  • Conceptual and Terminological Foundations for the Sciences of Physical Exercise: New Perspectives

    Da Silva-Grigoletto, Marzo Edir, Ph.D. (et al.)

    Pages 69-74

  • Sports Physiology and Endocrinology (Endurance vs. Resistance Exercise)

    Hackney, Anthony C., PhD, DSc (et al.)

    Pages 75-92

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3402-7
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Hardcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-3400-3
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.99
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-8041-3
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Exercise and Human Reproduction
Book Subtitle
Induced Fertility Disorders and Possible Therapies
Editors
  • Diana Vaamonde
  • Stefan S du Plessis
  • Ashok Agarwal
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-3402-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-3402-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-3400-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-8041-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 351
Number of Illustrations
40 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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