A Resource of Web Sites Related to

Biology of Human Reproduction

Compiled by Rámon Piñón
University of California, San Diego


Using the Internet to retrieve information about the many different aspects of human reproduction is not always easy. The sources of useful and reliable information are spread out over a vast cyber terrain. Persistence and patience are required. Listed below are some Internet sites that should get you started on your exploratory journey. All of the sites provide “key word” search capabilities that facilitate your retrieval of specific information.

Specialty sites

 http://www.humrep.oupjournals.org/

Home site of the journal Human Reproduction. Provides table of contents of each issue of the journal, reviews and debates on controversial or unsettled issues, short updates on new discoveries, and useful links to other sources.

http://www.reproductivemedicine.com

Home site of the Journal of Reproductive Medicine. Table of contents of each issue, feature articles, medical trends, strong clinical orientation.

http://www.endo-society.org

Home site of The Endocrine Society, worldwide organization devoted to the research, study, and clinical practice of endocrinology. Links to the different journals of the Society, news and facts, commentary, editorials, and information for patients. Search capability especially useful to retrieve articles on reproductive endocrinology.

http://www.karger.com/journals/hre

Home site of the journal Hormone Research. Articles on all aspects of hormones,  diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Special articles focusing on problems of growth, diabetes, sexual development, hormone-dependent cancers. Full text articles available only to subscribers of the journal.

 http://www.mammary.nih.gov

Site devoted to the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and advances in Mammary Gland Biology. Established in 1995 by the Laboratory of Genetics and Physiology and the Scientific Computing Resource Center of the National Institutes of Health. Contributions to this site come from mammary gland biologists, and focus on breast development, breast cancer, mammary gland function.

 http://www.bioethics.net

Home site of the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics. Multifaceted site that tackles many different ethical issues arising from advances in genetics and biotechnology, such as cloning, human embryo research, and gene therapy.

http://www.nof.org

Home site of the National Osteoporosis Foundation. Informative articles for professionals and the general public that focus on research, diagnosis, and therapies for osteoporosis.

 http://www.cancergenetics.org

Site supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health. Provides clinical and basic information on cancer, genetics, gene-environment interactions, and genetic counseling to the general public, nurse-practioners and other allied health professionals, and physicians

  http://www.acadeatdis.org

Home site of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a multidisciplinary professional organization focusing on Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and other related disorders. Reviews primary research and promotes therapies for care of patients with eating disorders.

http://www.cdc.gov

Home site for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Multifaceted site with extensive information on infectious diseases, and in particular, sexually transmitted diseases. 

 http://www.who.org

Home site for the World Health Organization. Provides easy links to information on the origin, pathology, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.

http://www.unaids.org

Home site for the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS. Provides statistical information on the world wide HIV/AIDS  epidemic.

  http://www.popcouncil.org

Home site of the Population Council focusing on research on contraception, controversies, and public health issues. 

http://opr.princeton.edu/ec/

Home site of the Office of Population Research at Princeton University providing information on research in contraception.

http://www.tmc.tulane.edu/ecme/eehome

Host site of the Center of Bioenvironmental Research at Tulane and Xavier Universities in New Orleans. Special link (Environmental Estrogens and other Hormones) focuses on the biological effects of endocrine disrupters, environmental molecules often found in pesticides and other industrial products.

  http://www.phrma.org/genomics/cloning/stem.html

Host site of The Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America focusing on stem cell research, human embryo research, cloning legislation, ethical and legal issues, and commentary.

http://www.geneclinics.org

Host site of GeneClinics developed at the University of Washington, Seattle. GeneClinics is a clinical information resource relating genetic testing to the diagnosis, management, and genetic counseling of individuals and families with specific inherited disorders.

  General Sites

 http://sciencemag.org/cgi/collection/net_link

Multifaceted site of the American Association for the Advancement of Science providing links to many areas of research. Search engines available to look for links to different aspects of human reproduction.

 http://www.nature.com/nature/

Home site of the prestigious journal Nature providing links to Nature Genetics and Nature Medicine.

  http://www.sciencekomm.at

Site sponsored by CardioScript Internation providing links to scientific and medical journals, abstract databases, and many other resources in the Internet.

 http://www.thelancet.com

Home site for the journal Lancet providing access to articles, editorials, commentary, reviews published in the Lancet. Search engines available to look for links to different aspects of human reproduction.

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