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Steroid Contraceptives and Women's Response: Regional Variability in Side-Effects and Steroid Pharmacokinetics
     

Steroid Contraceptives and Women's Response: Regional Variability in Side-Effects and Steroid Pharmacokinetics

by Rachel Snow (Editor)
 

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Proceedings of a symposium held in Exeter, New Hampshire, October 21-25, 1990

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Proceedings of a symposium held in Exeter, New Hampshire, October 21-25, 1990

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4 Stars! from Doody
Alfred L. Franger
This book is a series of papers based on a symposium held in 1990 on the subject of the pharmacokinetic variability of contraceptive steroids in women from various locations around the world, and the possible differences in contraceptive effectiveness. It also contains papers on endogenous steroid dynamics and side effects of exogenous steroids. The purpose is to present the difference in the pharmacokinetics of steroids used in women in different regions of the world. This is highly needed because not many prescribers of steroid contraceptives realize that different women may need different dosages according to the regions in which they live. Anyone who prescribes steroid contraceptives is an appropriate audience. The authors have written contributions appropriate to the intended audience. The editors are credible authorities. Much of the data is presented in easy-to-read graphic or tabular form. The references are as recent as 1993. This is an excellent book, very readable. The information is timely and important. Reasons for contraceptive failure have long been an enigma to many practitioners. The editors have collected a series of papers that in many instances offer a scientific explanation for these failures and may lead some practitioners to alter their prescribing habits for various populations. In addition, valuable information is presented on patterns of contraceptive selection and the effect that side effects such as irregular bleeding or headache may have on the continuation of contraceptive use.
Booknews
Synthesizes the evidence collected over the past 15 years that women in different parts of the world react differently to contraceptive steroids, both in contraceptive effectiveness and in side effects, and explores possible causes and implications of the variation. Considers women's own experience with side effects, the variability in pharmacokinetics, lessons from endogenous metabolism, implications for policy and programs, and directions for future research. Double spaced. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Reviewer: Alfred L. Franger, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This book is a series of papers based on a symposium held in 1990 on the subject of the pharmacokinetic variability of contraceptive steroids in women from various locations around the world, and the possible differences in contraceptive effectiveness. It also contains papers on endogenous steroid dynamics and side effects of exogenous steroids.
Purpose: The purpose is to present the difference in the pharmacokinetics of steroids used in women in different regions of the world. This is highly needed because not many prescribers of steroid contraceptives realize that different women may need different dosages according to the regions in which they live.
Audience: Anyone who prescribes steroid contraceptives is an appropriate audience. The authors have written contributions appropriate to the intended audience. The editors are credible authorities.
Features: Much of the data is presented in easy-to-read graphic or tabular form. The references are as recent as 1993. This is an excellent book, very readable. The information is timely and important.
Assessment: Reasons for contraceptive failure have long been an enigma to many practitioners. The editors have collected a series of papers that in many instances offer a scientific explanation for these failures and may lead some practitioners to alter their prescribing habits for various populations. In addition, valuable information is presented on patterns of contraceptive selection and the effect that side effects such as irregular bleeding or headache may have on the continuation of contraceptive use.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781461360391
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2013
Series:
Reproductive Biology Series
Edition description:
Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1994
Pages:
266
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.59(d)

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