A compact reference by the director of a patient advocacy group founded by Ralph Nader. The subtitle is What most doctors won't tell you about birth control, c-sections, weight control products, hormone replacement therapy, osteoporosis, breast implants, tranquilizers, hysterectomies and other medications, procedures, and conditions that could endanger your life. Includes c-section rates at 2,453 US hospitals. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Women make up the largest group of healthcar ecomsumers in this country. Unfortunateltn ot only are we seduced by advertisements claiming that breast implants will make us happier, pills will make us freer and diets will make us sexier, but also confronted medical professionals who are unwilling or unable to give us accurate information about the risks that accompany these drugs and procedures. The authors investigate 12 of the most common pills, procedures and products aimed at women and concisely explain their risks and benefits. This is one book that every woman who has any contact with the medical establishment should have for her own information and protetion.