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Handbook of Women's Health


  • 15 b/w illus. 25 tables
  • Page extent: 628 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.24 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 613/.04244
  • Dewey version: 22
  • LC Classification: RA778 .H225 2004
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Women--Health and hygiene--Handbooks, manuals, etc
    • Evidence-based medicine--Handbooks, manuals, etc

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521545952 | ISBN-10: 0521545951)

This practical handbook provides a clear and comprehensive evidence-based primary-care guide to the care of women in ambulatory practice, intended for general and family practitioners, nurses, physicians' assistants and all those who practise primary care of women. It emphasizes preventive care and well-woman care throughout the lifecycle of a woman, including sexuality, contraception, medical care in pregnancy, psychological and important medical concerns. It stresses the strength of evidence underlying common practices of care of women. • It recognises and pays heed to the cultural, social and psychological differences that impact on women's health • It conveys a consistently positive message in terms of seeking solutions to women's health care problems and emphasizes preventive health care • It provides insightful tips and checklists to highlight women's common health problems and effective evidence-based treatment • Suitable for health care workers of all levels and specialties who practise primary care of women

• Evidence-based approach • Highlights preventive health measures • Helpful user-friendly tips and checklists


Introduction Jo Ann Rosenfeld; Part I. Special Issues in Well Woman Care: 1. Singular health problems of women Jo Ann Rosenfeld; Part II. Preventive Health Care: 2. Adolescent preventive care Rebecca B. Saenz; 3. Preventive health care for adult women ages 19-65 Diane J. Madlon-Kay; 4. Older adult preventive care J. South-Paul, D. Bostock and C. Woodson; 5. Cigarette smoking and cessation Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 6. Nutrition Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 7. Exercise Rebecca Jaffe; Part III. Psychological Health: 8. Psychological health of well women through the life cycle Cathy Morrow; 9. Sexuality through the life cycle and sexual disfunction Patricia Lenahan and Amy Ellwood; 10. Contraception K. Andolsek; 11. Infertility and adoption Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 12. Special issues with Lesbian patients Laura Tavernier and Pamela D. Connor; 13. Medical care and pregnancy: common preconception and antepartum issues Ellen Sakornbut; Part IV. Genitourinary Problems: 14. Menses Kathy Reilly; 15. Sexually transmitted diseases Kay Bauman; 16. Vaginitis Mari Egan; 17. Chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea and dyspareunia Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 18. The Pap Smear and cervical cancer Barbara S. Apgar; 19. Endometrial cancer and postmenopausal bleeding Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 20. Ovarian cancer and ovarian masses Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 21. Urinary incontinence and infections Jo Ann Rosenfeld; Part V. Breast Disorders: 22. Benign breast disorders Jo Ann Rosenfeld and Kris Pena; 23. Breast cancer Nancy Davidson and Abenaa Brewster; Part VI. Psychological Disorders: 24. Woman battering Sandra K. Burge; 25. Rape and the consequences of sexual assault Amy Ellwood, Patricia Lenahan and Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 26. Depression and PMS Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 27. Addiction Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 28. Eating disorders Janet Lair and J. Keating; Part VII. Common Medical Problems: 29. Coronary heart disease Valerie Ulstad; 30. Diabetes mellitus type 2 Ann J. Brown; 31. Thyroid disorders Willian J. Hueston; 32. Hypertension and stroke Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 33. Osteoporosis and osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis Jo Ann Rosenfeld.


'… handsomely presented in a logical fashion, with recommendations easily identifiable and small summaries of important points highlighted throughout the text … excellent chapter on 'woman battering' which gives a full and detailed account of this difficult subject, including rigorous forensic examination techniques …'. British Journal of General Practice

'… a welcome addition to the office library of any doctor interested in women's health.' Debra R. Judelson, British Medical Journal

'This book points out the societal as well as the biological differences between men and women. As such it makes a welcome addition to the office library of any doctor interested in women's health.' Debra R. Judelson, British Medical Journal

'Overall, this book is informative and of value to health professionals who provide health care for women.' Pranee Liamputtong, Australian Journal of Primary Health

'This is a beautiful book … stuffed full of facts, with extra special points highlighted in grey boxes … I enjoyed reading this book and it has a huge raft of data for doctors interested in worldwide issues of women's health.' Sally Hope, Family Practice


Jo Ann Rosenfeld, Rebecca B. Saenz, Diane J. Madlon-Kay, J. South-Paul, D. Bostock, C. Woodson, Rebecca Jaffe, Cathy Morrow, Patricia Lenahan, Amy Ellwood, K. Andolsek, Laura Tavernier, Pamela D. Connor, Ellen Sakornbut, Kathy Reilly, Kay Bauman, Mari Egan, Barbara S. Apgar, Kris Pena, Nancy Davidson, Abenaa Brewster, Sandra K. Burge, Amy Ellwood, Patricia Lenahan, Janet Lair, J. Keating, Ann J. Brown, Willian J. Hueston

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