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Reproductive Endocrinology for the MRCOG and Beyond


  • Page extent: 225 pages
  • Size: 216 x 138 mm
  • Weight: 0.31 kg


 (ISBN-13: 9781904752196)

Understanding endocrinology is central to understanding the key processes that affect normal reproductive function, while an understanding of normal endocrinology 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; normal puberty and adolescence; abnormal puberty; the menstrual cycle; disorders of menstruation; amenorrhoea; polycystic ovary syndrome; anovulatory fertility and ovulation induction; lactation and lactational amenorrhoea; 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 endocrinology. 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.

• Covers the curriculum for the endocrinology section of the Part 2 MRCOG • Comprehensive coverage including topics such as amenorrhoea, polycystic ovary syndrome, anovulatory fertility and diabetes • Provides a useful update on endocrinology for all healthcare professionals who come into contact with women


1. Sexual differentiation: intersex disorders Adam Balen; 2. Adrenal disorders Mary Birdsall; 3. Normal puberty and adolescence Kathy Michelmore; 4. Abnormal puberty Ken Ong; 5. The menstrual cycle Gillian Lockwood; 6. Disorders of menstruation Margaret Rees; 7. Amenorrhoea Adam Balen; 8. Polycystic ovary syndrome Adam Balen; 9. Health consequences of polycystic ovary syndrome Adam Balen and Rima Rajkhowa; 10. Anovulatory infertility and ovulation induction Adam Balen; 11. Lactation and lactational amenorrhoea John Seaton; 12. Hyperprolactinaemia Adam Balen; 13. Thyroid disease Mary Birdsall; 14. Diabetes Guy Fender; 15. Lipid metabolism and lipoprotein transport Rima Rajkhowa; 16. Premature ovarian failure Adam Balen; 17. Calcium metabolism and its disorders Guy Fender; Appendix 1. Endocrine normal ranges; Further reading; Index.


Adam Balen, Mary Birdsall, Kathy Michelmore, Ken Ong, Gillian Lockwood, Margaret Rees, Rima Rajkhowa, John Seaton, Guy Fender

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