Description of Female and Male Contraception
This book provides healthcare professionals, the medical community, residents and students with an up-to-date handbook on current female and male contraceptive options.
It illustrates the process of contraceptive development, from ancient times to steroid discovery up to the most recent formulations that provide not only an optimal contraceptive efficacy but also complimentary health benefits for women. It offers a comprehensive overview of the current knowledge on this topic, ranging from biological contraceptive mechanisms to the challenges of contraceptive use in different clinical conditions. It also presents reviews of the current latest, including preclinical and clinical research, to provide detailed and up-to-date information on recently developed contraceptives.
It also features a section on counseling, which is highly relevant to optimal contraceptive provision and compliance. Each chapter has been written by a leading expert in the field and provides a comprehensive reference on the topic as well as practical implications. As such, this book provides accessible and authoritative information for clinicians in their everyday practice and for students interested in expanding their knowledge on the topic.
About the Author
Maria Cristina Meriggiola is an Associate Professor at the Clinic of Obstetrics and Gynecology, S Orsola Hospital and the Department of Medical and Surgical Sciences, University of Bologna. She is a temporary member of the scientific and technical advisory group of the Special Programmme of Human Reproduction and Reproductive Health Research (STAG) WHO, Geneva with focus on male hormonal contraception.
Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson is a Professor and Chair of the Division of Neonatology, Obstetrics and Gynecology and Head of the Department of Women’s and Children’s Health, Karolinska Institutet and Senior Consultant in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the Karolinska University Hospital. She is Head of the research group at the WHO collaborating Centre for research and research training in Human Reproduction.