Princeton University Library Catalog

Fertility and pregnancy : an epidemiologic perspective / Allen J. Wilcox.

Author:
Wilcox, Allen J. [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
Description:
xii, 324 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm.
Summary note:
"Fertility and Pregnancy: An Epidemiologic Perspective offers an overview of human reproduction - how it works, and what causes it to go wrong. Weaving together history, biology, obstetrics, pediatrics, demography, infectious diseases, molecular genetics, and evolutionary biology, Allen Wilcox brings a fresh coherence to the epidemiologic study of reproduction and pregnancy. Along the way, he provides entertaining anecdotes, superb graphs, odd tidbits, and occasional humor that bring the topic to life."--BOOK JACKET.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
The creative biology of human reproduction -- On getting pregnant -- How humans control their fertility -- Infections and reproduction -- The genetics of reproduction -- Evolutionary biology and eugenics -- Heterogeneity of risk -- Reproductive epidemiology : themes and variations -- Fertility and fecundability -- Early pregnancy loss -- Miscarriage -- Stillbirth and infant mortality -- Twins and more -- Gestational age and preterm delivery -- Birth weight and fetal growth -- Birth defects -- Sex ratio -- Maternal mortality and morbidity -- Preeclampsia -- Fetal exposures and adult disease -- Unanswered questions in reproductive epidemiology.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9780195342864 (alk. paper)
  • 0195342860 (alk. paper)
LCCN:
2009025396
OCLC:
416215739
RCP:
C - S