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Good and Bad Testosterone
1st Edition - January 1, 2024
Author: Ilpo Huhtaniemi
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Testosterone takes an historical approach to understanding testosterone, bringing a comprehensive description of the functions of testosterone and its role in determining the… Read more
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Testosterone takes an historical approach to understanding testosterone, bringing a comprehensive description of the functions of testosterone and its role in determining the biological, medical, psychological, behavioral, and cultural features of the male sex/gender and the male/female differences. This book is a unique reference that explains not only the biological aspects of the function of testosterone, but also the psychophysical aspects. Unlike most other hormones, testosterone not only regulates biological functions of the body, its functions are also psychological. This wide spectrum of effects influences nearly all biological and behavioral features of a male, makes testosterone particularly exciting. As sex/gender issues are of great interest for a wide readership of experts within various disciplines and specialties, including GP, gynecology, pediatrics, urology, andrology, and endocrinology, this book is an ideal reference on the topics presented.
Discusses groundbreaking discoveries about the function of endocrine glands and hormones from the 19th century until present
Includes information on the biology of testosterone production and its effects in women, including effects of high and low testosterone
Presents male contraception with its successes and failures as well as future directions and strategies in the development of novel effective male contraceptives
Readers interested in the biological, medical, psychological and cultural aspect of the male sex/gender, sex/gender differences, and their dependence on comprehensive actions of the male sex hormone testosterone, Students of biology, medicine, psychology and nursing, sexologists, physicians of various specialties (GP, gynecology, pediatrics, urology, andrology, endocrinology)
2. History of testosterone - from mysticism to molecule
3. Basics: synthesis and effects of testosterone
4. How testosterone is measured and investigated
5. Production and effects of testosterone throughout life
6. Testosterone and male sexual function
7. Psychological effects of testosterone
8. Testosterone and aggression
9. Sexual orientation and identity, and LGBTQ
10. Risk taking behaviour and testosterone
11. Anabolic effects of testosterone
12. Testosterone, sports and doping
13. Effects of testosterone on health and disease; why men die younger than women
14. Testosterone as fountain of youth - short history of quackery
15. Lack of testosterone or hypogonadism
16. Ageing man
17. The good, the bad and the ugly: correct, questionable and wrong use of testosterone
18. Male pill: where is it lingering?
19. Castration and eunuchs: men without testosterone
20. Women’s testosterone
No. of pages: 768
Published: January 1, 2024
Imprint: Academic Press
Hardback ISBN: 9780443134326
Dr Ilpo Huhtaniemi is an Emeritus Professor of Reproductive Endocrinology in the Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London (London, UK) and Emeritus Professor of Physiology at Department of Physiology, University of Turku (Turku, Finland). His clinical specialty is in chemical pathology. He is an author of about seven hundred peer-reviewed publications as well as several book chapters on basic and clinical reproductive endocrinology and laboratory diagnosis of endocrine diseases. He currently serves as an editorial board member for several academic journals, including as editor-in-chief of Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology (Elsevier). Dr. Huhtaniemi has also edited several books in the field of reproductive endocrinology and physiology. He has received many honours for his research activities, such as the NIH International Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Fogarty Foundation), Senior Fellowship of The Academy of Finland, Young Investigator Award of The American Society of Andrology, Matti Äyräpää Award of the Finnish Medical Society DUODECIM, Honorary Membership of The Romanian Academy of Medical Sciences, Doctor h.c. of Medical University of Lodz, Poland and Doctor h.c. of Albert Szent-György Medical University, Szeged, Hungary, The Egon Diczfalusy Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award, Iain McIntyre Medal (Queen Mary University, London), and Society for Endocrinology (UK), The European Medal. Named lectures: German Endocrine Society, The Berthold Medal and Prize Lecture; Australian Society for Reproductive Biology (The Goding Lecture); Nordic Association for Andrology (The Erik Blom Lecture); The American Society of Andrology (EAA Exchange Lecture). Dr. Huhtaniemi has been elected to The Finnish Academy of Science and Letters, The Academy of Medical Sciences, UK, and he is Knight, First Class, of the Order of the White Rose of Finland.
Affiliations and expertise
Department of Metabolism, Digestion and Reproduction, Institute of Reproductive and Developmental Biology, Imperial College London, Hammersmith Hospital Campus, Du Cane Road, London, UK