Female Contraception

Update and Trends

  • Benno Runnebaum
  • Thomas Rabe
  • Ludwig Kiesel

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. P. A. van Keep, H. Rekers
      Pages 12-17
  3. Side Effects of Oral Contraceptives

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. S. Roy, L. Bernstein, F. Z. Stanczyk
      Pages 21-55
    3. J. Bonnar, L. Daly, A. Sabra, A. Carroll
      Pages 56-59
    4. T. Rabe, K. Grunwald, L. Kiesel, B. Runnebaum
      Pages 64-90
    5. M. Mall-Haefeli, I. Werner-Zodrow, P. R. Huber, A. Edelmann
      Pages 97-105
  4. Development of New Progestagens

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 107-107
    2. B. Runnebaum, T. Rabe, L. Kiesel
      Pages 109-121
    3. K. Fotherby
      Pages 122-128
    4. F. Neumann, B. Duesterberg, H. Laurent
      Pages 129-140
    5. G. Hoppe
      Pages 147-155
  5. Steroids and Brain

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. A. R. Genazzani, F. Petraglia, M. Bergamaschi, A. D. Genazzani, F. Facchinetti, M. Cleva et al.
      Pages 167-172
    3. D. W. Hahn, K. T. Demarest, A. Phillips, C. Bishop, J. L. McGuire, D. R. Danforth et al.
      Pages 173-183
    4. K. Helm, L. Kiesel, T. Rabe, B. Runnebaum
      Pages 184-191
    5. L. Kiesel, T. Rabe, K. Helm, C. Maier, B. Runnebaum
      Pages 192-205
  6. Implantables and Injectables

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 207-207
    2. G. I. Zatuchni, L. R. Beck, D. H. Lewis
      Pages 209-220
    3. Gu Sujuan, Wang Suhua, Du Mingkun, Zhang Lingde, Xu Meifang
      Pages 227-228
  7. Behavioral Methods of Contraception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 229-229
    2. J. J. Billings
      Pages 231-238
    3. K. Loewit, H. G. Kraft, A. Ortlieb, G. Wolfram
      Pages 239-247
  8. Barriers and Sterilization

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
    2. I. Gerhard
      Pages 259-276
    3. G. M. Filshie
      Pages 277-279
    4. L. J. D. Zaneveld, J. M. Kaminski, D. P. Waller, J. Quigg, R. A. Anderson, S. R. Mack et al.
      Pages 286-292
  9. New IUD Technology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 293-293
    2. T. Rabe, B. Ellwanger, K. Grunwald, L. Kiesel, B. Runnebaum
      Pages 295-311
    3. M. Thiery
      Pages 312-324
    4. D. Serfaty, H. Yaneva
      Pages 325-335
  10. Immunology of Female Contraception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 343-343
    2. G. P. Talwar, A. Gaur
      Pages 345-350
    3. N. J. Alexander, S. Ackerman
      Pages 356-367
  11. Postcoital Contraception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 369-369
    2. A. A. Haspels
      Pages 371-380
    3. W. Elger, M. Fähnrich, S. Beier, S. Shao-Qing, K. Chwalisz
      Pages 381-381
  12. Politics and Religion in Contraception

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 383-383

About these proceedings


Contraceptives have always provided ground for controversy. This book describes and discusses latest findings concerning the advantages as well as hazard and risk factors of contraception. The clinical impact of oral contraceptives on metabolism is particularly highlighted. In addition, behavioral methods, intrauterine devices, implants and modern approaches in animal and clinical research in the field of immunization against pregnancy are considered. Last, but not least, the book summarizes the complex ethical, religious and political aspects of family planning and contraception.


Endometrium Gonadotropin Sexually Transmitted Diseases contraception fertility hormone hormones metabolism pregnancy prolactin regulation reproduction steroid steroids

Editors and affiliations

  • Benno Runnebaum
    • 1
  • Thomas Rabe
    • 1
  • Ludwig Kiesel
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecological Endocrinology, Women’s HospitalUniversity of HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1988
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-73792-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-73790-9
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