Endocrine Disturbances Affecting Reproduction

Alice Y Chang, Richard J. Auchus

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The reproductive axis, particularly in women, is vulnerable to disruption from environmental influences and illness. Endocrine disorders not involving the gonads strongly influence reproductive function. Diseases of the pituitary, adrenal, and thyroid can exert deleterious effects on ovulation, sex steroid production, implantation, and pregnancy outcomes. This chapter will review the presenting features, evaluation, and treatment of major endocrine disorders that affect reproduction, with emphasis on mechanisms that impair fertility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationYen & Jaffe's Reproductive Endocrinology: Physiology, Pathophysiology, and Clinical Management: Eighth Edition
PublisherElsevier Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)9780323582322
ISBN (Print)9780323479127
StatePublished - Feb 16 2018


  • Adrenal
  • Congenital adrenal hyperplasia
  • Cushing disease
  • Cushing syndrome
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Pituitary
  • Thyroid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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