Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Estrogens - Recent Advances

Courtney Marsh

University of Kansas Medical Center

Dr. Courtney Marsh is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility division director at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is the research chair for the department of obstetrics and gynecology and is active in many research activities.


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This book will explore the role of estrogens in the body. Specifically, we will be looking at various forms of estrogens, bioavailability, and binding to receptors. We will also explore the effect of estrogen in both sexes and with gender-confirming therapy. A variety of systemic estrogen effects will be explored including mood, behavior, appetite, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, reproductive, and cognition. Estrogen pathology will also be explored including the impact of estrogens on tumorogenesis and prevention of cancer. We will also explore supplements, including herbal and over-the-counter vitamins, which can impact estrogen metabolism. Finally, we will look at the roles estrogen play in contraception and fertility. Bioidentical hormone replacement of estrogen will be a chapter topic as well to explore the variety of testing and replacement strategies commonly employed. Overall, this will be a comprehensive look at estrogen and its effects on the human body with a focus on pathophysiology and medical therapies.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: February 4th 2022

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Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: June 6th 2022

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Review results due: August 25th 2022

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Expected publication date: October 24th 2022

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About the editor

Courtney Marsh

University of Kansas Medical Center

After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine (KUMC), Dr. Marsh went on to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia. For fellowship, Dr. Marsh trained in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Michigan. As a fellow, she researched hypothalamic feedback of estrogen as related to the pubertal onset and menstrual cyclicity. She also completed research using neuroimaging techniques to better understand polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). She has several publications in the scientific literature and is also a member of many medical associations. Dr. Marsh specializes in treating women with infertility and PCOS. She is proud to provide both medical and surgical options in treating infertility including assisted reproductive technology.

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