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Obstetrics and Gynecology in Low-Resource Settings: A Practical Guide by Nawal M. Nour

Responding to the growing need for tried-and-trusted solutions to the reproductive health care issues confronting millions of women worldwide, Obstetrics and Gynecology in Low-Resource Settings provides practical guidelines for ensuring the delivery of quality OB/GYN care to women in resource-poor countries. Including contributions from leading clinicians and researchers in the field, this welcome overview fills an important gap in existing medical literature on women’s health care and will be an invaluable resource for doctors, clinicians, and medical students at all stages of their careers who work in the global health arena.

The reproductive health risks that all women face are greatly exacerbated when health care facilities are inadequate, equipment and medications are in short supply, and well-trained medical staff are few and far away. Often in these settings, the sole doctor or medical professional on hand has expertise in some areas of women’s reproductive care but needs a refresher course in others.

This informative guide features hands-on, step-by-step instruction for the most pertinent OB/GYN conditions—both acute and chronic—that health care workers in the field confront. The authors examine a wide range of topics, including: strategies to reduce maternal mortality and stillbirths; infectious and sexually transmitted diseases, including malaria and HIV; cervical cancer; contraception; prenatal, delivery, and newborn care; and complications arising from gender-based violence and female genital cutting. Published in a convenient format with a durable binding, this reference will be an essential companion to health care providers throughout the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780674731240
Publisher: Harvard
Publication date: 11/28/2016
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 546,591
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Nawal M. Nour is Director of the African Women’s Health Center and Director of the Division of Global Obstetrics and Gynecological Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.

Table of Contents

Introduction Nawal M. Nour 1

1 Preparing for Global Women's Health Work Nawal M. Nour 6

Part 1 Obstetric Challenges

2 Maternal Mortality in Low-Resource Countries Andre B. Lalonde Suellen Miller 25

3 Strategies to Reduce Stillbirths in Low-Resource Settings Zulfiqar Ahmed Bhutta Jai K. Das 61

4 Obstetric Fistula L. Lewis Wall 80

Part 2 Infectious Diseases and Pregnancy

5 Sexually Transmitted Infections Khady Diouf 111

6 HIV and Pregnancy Christin Price Sigal Yawetz 132

7 Malaria and Pregnancy Blair Wylie Johanna Daily 155

Part 3 Gynecologic Challenges

8 Contraception Maria I. Rodriguez 181

9 Cervical Cancer Rengaswamy Sankaranarayanan 202

10 Gender-Based Violence in Resource-Limited Settings Rose Leonard Molina Jennifer Scott 228

11 Female Genital Cutting Nawal M. Nour 250

12 Ob-Gyn Surgery and Blood Supply in Resource-Poor Areas Julianna Schantz-Dunn 268

Part 4 Teamwork Challenges

13 Obstetric Anesthesia in Low-Resource Settings Dinesh Kumar Jagannathan Bhavani Shankar Kodali 303

14 Neonatal Care and Resuscitation Sadath Ali Sayeed 324

Contributors 345

Illustration Credits 349

Acknowledgments 353

Index 357

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