Basics of Human Andrology

A Textbook

  • Anand Kumar
  • Mona Sharma

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Anatomical, Developmental and Genetic Basis of Maleness

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Bodhana Dhole, Anand Kumar
      Pages 3-15
    3. Mona Sharma, Surabhi Gupta, Bodhana Dhole, Anand Kumar
      Pages 17-35
    4. Surabhi Gupta, Mona Sharma, Anand Kumar
      Pages 37-46
    5. Surabhi Gupta, Anand Kumar
      Pages 47-53
    6. Shilpa Sharma, Anand Kumar, Devendra K. Gupta
      Pages 67-76
    7. Manish Jain, Amanpreet Kaur Kalsi, Prashant Kumar, Ashutosh Halder
      Pages 77-98
  3. Neuroendocrine Regulation of Spermatogenesis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 99-99
    2. Tarala D. Nandedkar
      Pages 101-115
    3. Bodhana Dhole, Anand Kumar
      Pages 117-134
    4. Bodhana Dhole, Anand Kumar
      Pages 135-160
  4. The Semen

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Surabhi Gupta, Anand Kumar
      Pages 163-170
    3. Mona Sharma, Anand Kumar
      Pages 171-204
    4. Manmohan Misro
      Pages 205-223
  5. Reproductive Stages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Amit Satapathy, Vandana Jain
      Pages 227-249
    3. Mona Sharma, Anand Kumar
      Pages 251-281

About this book


This book addresses various aspects of male reproduction ranging from mind to testis. The basis of maleness lies in the Y chromosome. Reproductive functions depend upon the development of male organs from embryo to manhood. Testis, the male gonad, produces hormones and sperms; the latter is ejaculated in semen secreted by accessory sex glands. The testicular events are under neuroendocrine regulation which coordinates reproductive life from puberty to andropause.

Biology is as important as psychology in the control of reproduction. Behaviours are rooted in the brain. Various brain areas and neural circuits regulate male behaviours. Brain sexual polymorphism is the basis of homosexuality and transgenders. Neurophysiology has always been complex to understand. But, this book presents it in a simpler way.

Reproductive organs receive systemic influences, too. The book describes roles of metabolic, immune and thyroid status in reproduction. The book has chapters on male reproductive pathophysiology. Principles of diagnosis and management are also included. The last section deals with contraception and yoga. The traditional wisdom of yoga has been used for millennia to enhance sexual and reproductive experience.

This book will serve basic medical scientists, urologists, nephrologists, surgeons, andrologists, endocrinologists, gynaecologists, nurses, councellors and also the students of biological sciences who want to study reproduction in human male. The language is kept simple so that an inquisitive person with a background of biology too may read it.


Human Reproduction Male Sexuality Hypothalamo-Hypophyseal-Testicular Axis Sperm and Testis Hormonal Regulation of Male Reproductive System

Editors and affiliations

  • Anand Kumar
    • 1
  • Mona Sharma
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Reproductive BiologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Reproductive BiologyAll India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia

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