Methods of sterilization and contraception in mammals

Valerie A. Ferro, Joanna H. Sliwowska, Mohammed Al-Qaraghuli, Manal Alsaadi

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Abstract

This article examines a range of sterilization methods used in male and female mammals. It includes permanent surgical methods and the desire for reversible and non-surgical methods, depending on the type of animal (human, companion, farm, pest, wild). Steroidal and non-steroidal products are considered, as well as developments in hormonal and gamete-based immunocastration. Recent targets are described and indicate that this field is still very active.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Reproduction
EditorsMichael K. Skinner
Place of PublicationAmsterdam
Pages802-811
Number of pages10
Volume6
EditionSecond Edition
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jul 2018

Keywords

  • gonadotropin-inhibitory hormone
  • gonadotropin-releasing hormone
  • hypothalamic pituitary gonadal axis
  • immunocastration
  • kisspeptin
  • KNDy neurons
  • reproductive hormones
  • sperm antigens
  • sterilization
  • zona pellucida

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    Ferro, V. A., Sliwowska, J. H., Al-Qaraghuli, M., & Alsaadi, M. (2018). Methods of sterilization and contraception in mammals. In M. K. Skinner (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Reproduction (Second Edition ed., Vol. 6, pp. 802-811). Amsterdam. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-809633-8.20634-1