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Contributors vii Preface viii How to use this book x Acknowledgements xi About the companion website xii Part 1: Introduction 1 1 What is reproduction? 3 2 The infrastructure of reproduction 13 Part 2: Making women and men 35 3 Sex 37 4 Sexual maturation 53 5 Gender 72 6 Sexual selection 88 Part 3: Preparing for pregnancy 107 7 Making sperm 109 8 Men 128 9 Making eggs 139 10 Women 158 Part 4: Making an embryo 181 11 Sperm and eggs 183 12 Fertilization 197 13 Initiating pregnancy 215 Part 5: Maintaining a pregnancy 237 14 Supporting the embryo and fetus 239 15 Growing the fetus 257 16 Fetal challenges 270 Part 6: A new individual 289 17 Preparing for birth 291 18 Giving birth 301 19 Lactation 318 20 Postnatal care 330 Part 7: Manipulating reproduction 345 21 Controlling fertility 347 22 Restoring fertility 363 23 Society and reproduction 383 Index 395

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Martin H. Johnson MA, PhD, FRCOG, FRSB, FMedSci, FRS Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Sciences, Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience, University of Cambridge; Fellow of Christ's College, Cambridge, UK; Honorary Academic Fellow of St Paul's College, Sydney, NSW, Australia

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