The Endometrium as a Target for Contraception

  • Editors
  • H. M. Beier
  • M. J. K. Harper
  • K. Chwalisz

Part of the Ernst Schering Research Foundation Workshop book series (SCHERING FOUND, volume 18)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. K. B. Horwitz, L. Tung, G. S. Takimoto
    Pages 1-20
  3. R. M. Brenner, O. D. Slayden, T. Koji, S. Izumi, M. Chedid, K. G. Csaky et al.
    Pages 21-49
  4. Y. W. Loke, A. King
    Pages 91-101
  5. C. D. MacCalman, A. Omigbodun, X. C. Tian, J. E. Fortune, E. E. Furth, C. Coutifaris et al.
    Pages 137-157
  6. B. A. Lessey, A. J. Castelbaum, S. G. Somkuti, L. Yuan, K. Chwalisz
    Pages 193-221
  7. K. Chwalisz, I. Gemperlein, C. P. Puri, S. Shao-Qing, R. Knauthe
    Pages 223-258
  8. H. B. Croxatto, B. Fuentealba, A. M. Salvatierra, R. Massai
    Pages 259-278
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 279-284

About these proceedings


This book is a summary of the present state of the art in the physiology of both endometrial receptivity and implantation. Although these physiological processes are today considered as limiting factors responsible for both infertility and low gestation rates in patients undergoing assisted reproductive techniques, they may, on the other hand, represent future targets for contraception. Several aspects of endometrial receptivity and implantation are discussed in this book. In the first part, basic aspects of the cell biology of endometrial functions as well as the molecular aspects of endometrial receptivity and implantation are discussed. Subsequently the clinical and experimental approaches to endometrial contraception are considered. Finally, some basic questions are raised pointing to the need for further research in order to gain a better understanding of the implantation process and the development of new contraceptive strategies, including the inhibition of endometrial receptivity. The organizers of the workshop and the editors of the volume hope that this book will encourage both universities and the pharmaceutical industry to initiate and/or continue research on endometrial receptivity and implantation.


Cytokines Endometrium Uterine Physiology contraception embryo fertility infertility regulation reproduction reproductive biology

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-662-10325-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-10323-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0947-6075
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