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Male Reproductive Health and Dysfunction

  • Eberhard Nieschlag
  • Hermann M. Behre
  • Susan Nieschlag


  • THE reference book both for beginners and experts

  • Covers all aspects of the male reproductive systems, including diseases and effects of aging

  • Up-to-date coverage of assisted reproduction and erectile dysfunction


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 1-10
  3. Gerhard F Weinbauer, Craig Marc Luetjens, Manuela Simoni, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 11-59
  4. Trevor G Cooper, Ching-Hei Yeung
    Pages 61-85
  5. Frank Tüttelmann, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 87-92
  6. Eberhard Nieschlagf, Hermann M Behre
    Pages 93-100
  7. Hermann M. Behre, Michael Zitzmann
    Pages 101-107
  8. Manuela Simoni, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 109-118
  9. Manuela Simoni, Peter Wieacker
    Pages 119-124
  10. Trevor G. Cooper
    Pages 125-138
  11. Ching-Hei Yeung, Trevor G. Cooper
    Pages 139-154
  12. Martin Bergmann, Sabine Kliesch
    Pages 155-167
  13. Hermann M. Behre, Eberhard Nieschlag, Carl-Joachim Partsch, Peter Wieacker, Manuela Simoni
    Pages 169-192
  14. Eberhard Nieschlag, Hermann M. Behre, Peter Wieacker, Dieter Meschede, Axel Kamischke, Sabine Kliesch
    Pages 193-238
  15. Claus Rolf, Michael Zitzmann, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 239-261
  16. Hermann M Behre, Eberhard Nieschlag, Wolfgang Weidner, Peter Wieacker
    Pages 263-278
  17. Hermann van Ahlen, Sabine Kliesch
    Pages 279-321
  18. P. F. Wieacker, Hermann M. Behre, Eberhard Nieschlag
    Pages 323-337
  19. Gideon A. Sartorius, David J. Handelsman
    Pages 339-364
  20. M. H. Brinkworth, D. J. Handelsman
    Pages 365-389

About this book


This is the 3rd, totally revised edition of a well-known textbook that continues to represent the gold standard in the literature on clinical andrology. It examines in depth all aspects of male reproductive health, encompassing the basic physiology of male reproductive function and a wide range of disorders. Each of the chapters is written by outstanding experts in the field. Among the topics covered are:

  • Testicular function
  • Sperm maturation and fertilization
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Infertility
  • Primary and secondary hypogonadism
  • Late-onset hypogonadism
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Genetic disorders
  • Environmental influences
  • Psychology and sexual medicine
  • Testosterone therapy
  • Assisted reproduction: TESE and ICSI
  • Cryopreservation
  • Male contraception
  • Ethics in andrology

This volume will serve as a textbook for the newcomer to andrology, while providing the experienced physician with a valuable reference work. It will appeal to all who are concerned with male reproductive health:

  • Andrologists
  • Urologists
  • Endocrinologists
  • Gynecologists
  • Internists
  • Pediatricians
  • Basic scientists


assisted reproduction erectile dysfunction ethics hypogonadism in-vitro fertilisation infertility reproductive medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Eberhard Nieschlag
    • 1
  • Hermann M. Behre
    • 2
  • Susan Nieschlag
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology of the UniversityMönsterGermany
  2. 2.Centre for Reproductive Medicine and Andrology of the UniversityHalle/SaaleGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Andrology
  • Book Subtitle Male Reproductive Health and Dysfunction
  • Editors Eberhard Nieschlag
    Hermann M. Behre
    Susan Nieschlag
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-78354-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-51738-3
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-540-78355-8
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XVII, 629
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Urology
    Reproductive Medicine
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals


From the reviews of the third edition: “This is intended as a reference on clinical andrology, a worthy objective as there are relatively few outstanding textbooks in this field. The target audience is broad, and includes andrologists, urologists, endocrinologists, gynecologists, internists, pediatricians, and basic scientists. … The chapters are well written and full of interesting details. The illustrations are excellent, and each section includes important comments … . This is an excellent comprehensive review of clinical andrology that has been extensively updated from the previous edition.” (Ronald N. Cohen, Doody’s Review Service, June, 2010)