This introductory textbook examines the issues of human reproduction common to a variety of advanced school and beginning university courses. It covers in detail the physiology of the human reproductive system, the production of gametes, fertilisation, pregnancy, birth, lactation and contraception. Sensitive issues such as infertility, abortion and embryo research are discussed with careful consideration of the moral and ethical issues involved.
1. Human reproductive strategies; 2. Gamete production; 3. Fertilisation; 4. Implantation and pregnancy; 5. Birth and lactation; 6. Contraception; 7. Human infertility; 8. Human subfertility; 9. Ethical and moral considerations of fertility and infertility.