This book is a concise, illustrated guide to the anatomy, physiology, well-being, and disorders of the human reproductive system. It has been written and illustrated specially for students and laypeople interested in medicine, health, fitness, and first aid. The subject is dealt with in clear steps, so that the reader can steadily acquire a good overall understanding. Explanatory texts, diagrams, illustrations, captions, and fact boxes are combined to help readers grasp important information at a glance. A glossary of scientific and jargon words defines medical terms in everyday language. A list of Web sites provides links to other relevant sources of information, and the index enables quick access to articles.
There are five sections within the book. The first section gives an overview of reproduction and the parts of the body associated with sex and reproduction in males and females. Section 2 focuses on the female reproductive system, and section 3 on the male reproductive system. Section 4 deals with fertilization and growth of the fetus inside the mother’s womb. The last section looks at the newborn baby itself. Within each section, normal structure and function are followed by principles of healthcare and hygiene. These are followed by a survey of the main disorders and diseases affecting the female or male reproductive system. Information is presented as double-page topics arranged in subsections.