Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health

Obstetrics, Gynaecology and Women's Health

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This is the essential textbook for students of obstetrics and gynaecology as well as women's health more generally. Thoroughly modern in approach, it covers clinical topics and surgical procedures as well as providing detailed commentary on the contemporary social, psychological and economic issues that affect women's health. Many authors who are the acknowledged leaders in their respective research field have contributed succinct chapters. In this way both students and health professionals are able to benefit from their expertise in a lively and accessible text. It will be a valuable resource for health professionals, including general practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists and health workers. Specific sections address women's mental health, genetics, prescribing for women, health promotion, hormones throughout the life cycle, psychological and behavioural issues. The text is fully illustrated with many useful guides, tables, photographs and diagrams.show more

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'This comprehensive Australian textbook covers a lot more than a standard O & G text ... this text is a worthwhile resource to update GPs on women's health issues and is recommended.' Australian Doctor 'Caring successfully for women often requires eliciting sensitive information and conducting intimate examinations. All of this must be taken on board by medical students in what is usually a very short and finite period of time. This book admirably succeeds in helping students along their path ... There are excellent sections dealing with behavioural and mental health issues, and with sexual health. The book is well laid out and cross-referenced ... the book does exactly what it sets out to do: assist medical students to become informed, thoughtful, competent, and sympathetic in their care of women.' The Lancet 'This text stands out refreshingly in placing women as central to the discussion. ... an informative, modern, well written addition to the obstetrics and gynaecology library.' Human Fertilityshow more

Table of contents

Part I. Women's Health: 1. Health professional role; 2. Women and health; 3. Behaviour and mental health; Part II. Early Life: 4. Hormones and early development; 5. The female child and adolescence; Part III. Reproductive Years: 6. Prepregnancy and antenatal; 7. Labour and childbirth; 8. The newborn infant and postnatal care; 9. Pregnancy problems; 10. Induction of labour, assisted delivery and postnatal problems; 11. Obstetric emergencies; 12. Sexual health; 13. Common concerns; Part IV. Middle Years: 14. Health promotion and disease prevention; 15. Common complaints; 16. Pre-cancer and cancer; Part V. Older Years: 17. Ageing and its problems; Part VI. Women and Illness: 18. Surgical, medical and research issues for women.show more

About Vivienne O'Connor

Dr Vivienne Del Mare is a Senior Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the University of Queensland. She is acknowledged as a leading innovator in teaching techniques in the field. Gab Kovacs is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Monash University in Melbourne. He is a reproductive gynaecologist, the Medical Director of Monash IVF and one of the world's leading IVF researchers. He has written five books on reproductive health topics.show more