Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health

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Overview

In addition to covering clinical topics and surgical procedures, this essential textbook provides detailed commentary on the contemporary social, psychological and economic issues that affect women's health. Acknowledged authorities in respective research fields have contributed specific sections to address the topics of women's mental health, genetics, prescribing for women, health promotion, hormones throughout the life cycle, psychological and behavioral issues.

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"...accurate and useful." Journal of Human Lactation

"...extremely useful...an excellent new textbook that is great value for money and should become very popular." David A Ellwood, eMJA Bookroom

"The editorial work shows a consistency of style and approach." Steven Sondheimer, University of Pennsylvania, New England Journal of Medicine

"There are excellent sections dealing with behavioural and mental health issues, and with sexual health. The book is well laid out and crossreferenced, with a capacious but easily understood index, and all important information is set out in summary or table form as well as in the text. The illustrations do much to enhance the provision of information...the book does exactly what it set out to do: assist medical students to become informed, thoughtful, competent, and sympathetic in their care of women." Lancet

"This text stands ou refreshingly in placing women as central to the discussion...an informative, modern, well- written addition to the obstetrics and gynaecology library." Jitendra Jadhav and Richard Kennedy, Center for Reproductive Medicine, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, Coventry, UK

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521818933
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 702
  • Product dimensions: 6.85 (w) x 9.72 (h) x 1.42 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr Vivienne Del Mare is a Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Queensland. She is acknowledged as a leading innovator in teaching techniques in the field.

Gab Kovacs is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University in Melbourne. He is a reproductive gynaecologist, the Medical Director of Monash IVF and one of the world's leading IVF researchers. He has written five books on reproductive health topics.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Women's Health: 1. Health professional role; 2. Women and health; 3. Behaviour and mental health; Part II. Early Life: 4. Hormones and early development; 5. The female child and adolescence; Part III. Reproductive Years: 6. Prepregnancy and antenatal; 7. Labour and childbirth; 8. The newborn infant and postnatal care; 9. Pregnancy problems; 10. Induction of labour, sssisted delivery and postnatal problems; 11. Obstetric emergencies; 12. Sexual health; 13. Common concerns; Part IV. Middle Years: 14. Health promotion and disease prevention; 15. Common complaints; 16. Pre-cancer and cancer; Part V. Older Years: 17. Ageing and its problems; Part VI. Women and Illness: 18. Surgical, medical and research issues for women.

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