Reproductive Health Care for Women and Babies / Edition 1

Reproductive Health Care for Women and Babies / Edition 1

by Benjamin Sachs, Richard Beard, Emile Papiernik, Cristine Russell
     
 


A recent poll revealed some disturbing aspects of the current state of health care provision for women and children. The poll dealt with issues as diverse as clinical examinations and communication between women and their doctors. Such issues, long ignored or under-appreciated by medical researchers, clinicians, and public policy makers, are increasingly receiving… See more details below

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A recent poll revealed some disturbing aspects of the current state of health care provision for women and children. The poll dealt with issues as diverse as clinical examinations and communication between women and their doctors. Such issues, long ignored or under-appreciated by medical researchers, clinicians, and public policy makers, are increasingly receiving attention, not only from public health experts, but also from politicians, pressure groups, and the media.
Reproductive Health Care for Women and Babies addresses all the medical and societal aspects of health care that go to form public health policy for women. The editors have assembled an international team of contributors who provide the reader with a truly global picture of the issues involved. These features combine to provide a much better understanding of the health care needs of women. Doctors will be able to take a broader view of their role, beyond the traditional one of diagnosis and treatment, and communicate more effectively their individual and collective views. Such a reorientation is essential if physicians are to assume their proper role at the center of the formation of public health policy. For anyone involved in providing health care for women and children, this book is essential reading.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780192625304
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
05/28/1995
Series:
Oxford Medical Publications Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
488
Product dimensions:
6.44(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Evolving role of children in our society, M. Avery
I Changing Health Risks for Women over their Lifecycle
1. The health risks women face, C. Russell
2. Reproductive cycles in women: The impact on quality of life, B. Kessel
3. Female adolescent health care: international perspective, R. Gardner
4. Sexually transmitted diseases, W. Cates, Jr.
5. AIDS in women, D. Cotton
6. Screening for cancer in women, J. Niloff and J. Chamberlain
7. Benign gynecological conditions, changing indications for surgery, D. Chapin
II Family Planning and Fertility
8. Contraception, L. Mastroianni, Jr.
9. Female sterilization, H.B. Peterson and L.S. Wilcox
10. Induced abortion, S. Henshaw
11. Assisted fertilization, C. Wood and K. Dawson
III Maternal Health Care
12. Maternity-related health care in the U.S.A., L.V. Klerman and I.R. Merkatz
13. Maternal health care in the developing world, R.H. Philpott
14. An evaluation of maternity services, R.W. Beard and J. Chapple
15. Maternal mortality and morbidity, A. Rosenfield
16. Cesarean section, T.F. Nielsen
IV Pregnancy and Prevention of Adverse Infant Outcomes
17. Evaluation of monitoring techniques in pregnancy, R.K. Freeman
18. Substance abuse in pregnancy, W. Chavkin
19. Prevention of preterm birth in France, E. Papiernik
20. Infections in pregnancy that may affect the development of the baby, C.S. Peckham
21. Screening for the abnormal baby, P.R. Reilly
V Impact of Adverse Infant Outcomes
22. Infant mortality: confronting disciplinary fragmentation in research and policy, P.H. Wise
23. Small for gestational age infants, R.L. Goldenburg
24. Cerebral palsy, K.B. Nelson
epilogue by Sir Donald Acheson
25. Neonatal intensive care, S.K. Lee
VI Obstetrics and Public Policy
26. Human genome project: implications for practicing obstetricians, B.P. Sachs and B. Korf
27. Professional liability and the practice of obstetrics, A. Pinshaw and H. Hiatt

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