Woman's Guide to Hysterectomy: Expectations and Options

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Hysterectomy is performed more than any other surgical procedure for women, with the exception of the cesarean section. Authors Adelaide Haas and Susan L. Puretz, both professors in the field of health, have experienced hysterectomy firsthand. Dismayed by the limited information available to them, they collaborated on this comprehensive book about a critically important subject for women. THE WOMANS GUIDE TO HYSTERECTOMY addresses common fears, expectations, and questions regarding such issues as what to ask your...
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Overview

Hysterectomy is performed more than any other surgical procedure for women, with the exception of the cesarean section. Authors Adelaide Haas and Susan L. Puretz, both professors in the field of health, have experienced hysterectomy firsthand. Dismayed by the limited information available to them, they collaborated on this comprehensive book about a critically important subject for women. THE WOMANS GUIDE TO HYSTERECTOMY addresses common fears, expectations, and questions regarding such issues as what to ask your doctor, second opinions, preparations for surgery, sex and sexuality after surgery, and life after hysterectomy. Encouraging all women to become more actively involved in their own health care, this book is a practical catalog of the latest medical information and provides much-needed reassurance for women faced with this life-altering decision.• Thoroughly revised to include the latest research and developments, including new treatment options and alternatives to HRT (hormone replacement therapy).• Original edition sold 10,000 copies.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587611056
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2002
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 6.05 (w) x 9.05 (h) x 1.00 (d)

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SUSAN L. PURETZ, Ed.D., former chairperson of the SUNY New Paltz Department of Health and Physical Education, has taught courses and published numerous articles on health education and human sexuality. Dr. Puretz lives in Saugerties, New York.

ADELAIDE HAAS, Ph.D., is a professor of communication and women’s studies at SUNY New Paltz. Dr. Haas lives with her husband, Kurt, in New Paltz, New York. Together they are the authors of the college text Understanding Sexuality.

 

 

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments iv
Introduction to the Second Edition vi
Chapter 1 Partners 1
Chapter 2 A Short Course in Female Biology 9
Chapter 3 Normal Gynecological Maintenance 42
Chapter 4 Gynecology A to Z: Surviving and Thriving on the Internet 68
Chapter 5 Symptoms, Tests, and Diagnoses 78
Chapter 6 Cancer 112
Chapter 7 Treatment Options 143
Chapter 8 Risks and Complications 173
Chapter 9 Getting Ready 184
Chapter 10 Recovery 197
Chapter 11 Let's Talk about Sex 214
Chapter 12 Hormone Replacement Therapy 241
Chapter 13 Life after Hysterectomy: Your Physical and Emotional Health 284
Chapter 14 Eat Right and Get Fit 302
Chapter 15 The Choices Are Yours, the Time Is Now 322
Glossary 341
Index 363
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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2006

    Great Book

    THIS BOOK GAVE ME ALOT OF INFORMATION AS I WAS RESEARCHING MY OPTIONS BEFORE MY SURGERY.I FOUND THIS BOOK TO BE VERY INFORMATIVE AND HELPFUL EVEN WHAT TO EXPECT AFTER SURGERY.EVERY WOMAN THAT HAS TO HAVE A HYSTERECTOMY SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.

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