Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Sex Hormones

Courtney Marsh

University of Kansas Medical Center


Estrogen Sex Hormone Testosterone Dihydrotestosterone Steroidogenesis Gonads Adrenal Progesterone Placenta Mood Cardiovascular Pharmacology

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This book will focus on sex hormones. Steroidogenesis will be reviewed in-depth along with disorders related to steroidogenesis. Included in with steroidogenesis will be clinical applications and disorders related to aberrant sex steroid hormone production. This includes congenital adrenal hyperplasia among other rarer disorders. Sex steroid hormone structure and function will be reviewed with a focus on estrogen, progesterone and testosterone. This will discuss not only the structure of molecules but how the structural differences confer biologic differences in activity in vivo. Gonadal and adrenal steroidogenesis will be reviewed with a chapter dedicated to unique sex steroid production in the adrenal gland. Role of sex steroid hormones outside of reproductive health will be explored including (but not limited to): mental health, cardiovascular health, and immunity. Finally, the pharmacology of sex hormones will be reviewed including options and clinical applications for hormone replacement therapy. Together, this will provide a comprehensive review of both pharmacologic, clinical and biochemistry of sex steroid hormones. We envision this chapter will be an in-depth look at sex hormones starting with production, including clinical applications and reviewing pharmacologic uses.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 4th 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: August 24th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 12th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: January 11th 2021

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About the editor

Courtney Marsh

University of Kansas Medical Center

Courtney Marsh, M.D., M.P.H., FACOG is an Associate Professor at the Center for Advanced Reproductive Medicine. After graduating from the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Dr. Marsh went on to complete her obstetrics and gynecology residency at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She returned to Kansas City after completing a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the University of Michigan. During her fellowship, Dr. Marsh trained with experts in the field of reproductive endocrinology and infertility. As a fellow, she researched hypothamic feedback of estrogen as related to pubertal onset and menstrual cyclicity. She also completed research using neuroimaging techniques to better understand polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which she will continues as a faculty member at the University of Kansas Medical Center. She has a number of publications in the scientific literature and is also a member of many medical associations. Dr. Marsh specializes in treating women with infertility, PCOS and obesity. She is proud to provide both medical and surgical options in treating infertility including assisted reproductive technology and endoscopic surgeries.

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