It's Your Body: A Woman's Guide to Gynecology

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'A handy, friendly kind of encyclopedia to reach for next time you are clutched with fear there is something new, wrong, and unknown going on in your body. Every woman should have a copy of this book at her bedside.' -Nancy Friday, author of My Mother/ My Self

This bestselling guide to gynecology, now in a completely updated edition, remains the best source of information for any woman concerned with physical health and well-being. Discusses birth control, AIDS, menopause, hormone therapy, breast ...

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Overview

'A handy, friendly kind of encyclopedia to reach for next time you are clutched with fear there is something new, wrong, and unknown going on in your body. Every woman should have a copy of this book at her bedside.' -Nancy Friday, author of My Mother/ My Self

This bestselling guide to gynecology, now in a completely updated edition, remains the best source of information for any woman concerned with physical health and well-being. Discusses birth control, AIDS, menopause, hormone therapy, breast cancer, sexual dysfunction, and more. 100 photos and line drawings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425099179
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/15/1986
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Pages: 576
  • Product dimensions: 4.20 (w) x 6.88 (h) x 1.26 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
1 Self-Examination 1
2 How to Choose a Gynecologist 18
3 The Pelvic Examination 32
4 The Stork and Other Myths 58
5 The Reproductive Cycle 68
6 Vaginitis - The Most Common Complaint 110
7 Sexually Transmitted Diseases 134
8 AIDS 168
9 Methods of Contraception 174
10 Voluntary Sterilization 245
11 Abortion 263
12 Infertility 281
13 Uterine Abnormalities 309
14 Ovarian Abnormalities 336
15 Special Tests 343
16 Operations 349
17 In Vitro Fertilization - Test-Tube Babies 380
18 Breast Examination 386
19 Corrective Breast Surgery 403
20 Cancer 422
21 Sex 451
22 Sexual Dysfunctions 517
23 Sex Throughout Your Lifetime 537
Index 545
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