The Pill and Other Forms of Hormonal Contraception

The Pill and Other Forms of Hormonal Contraception

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The pill is the most widely used form of contraception in the UK, and yet it also creates more anxiety and misunderstanding than any other contraceptive. In this bestselling handbook John Guillebaud presents the facts, dispels the myths, presents the choices, and answers the questions which are most often asked. In this fifth edition he provides information about new formulations, examines all the side effects, including the issue of whether there is any link between the pill and deep vein thrombosis, heart disease, or cancer, and gives details about the newest methods of giving contraceptive hormones.show more

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  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 196mm | 268g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 5th Revised edition
  • line drawings throughout, bibliography
  • 0192861883
  • 9780192861887

Table of contents

Sex and contraception; How does it work?; Should I take it?; How do I take it?; Will it make me ill?; Diseases of the circulation; Other effects of the pill; The pill in perspective; Which pill?; The POP; The future of family planning: and what became of the male pill?; All things considered, shall I take the pill?; 100 questions everybody asks about the pill; Postscript, Glossary, Further reading, Useful addresses, World directory of pill namesshow more

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the most authoritative lay-person's guide Guardian the definitive book on pill use for the consumer...and the professional Family Planning Today distinguishes between fact and fiction, and presents up-to-date information in a direct and easily understood manner Nursing Standardshow more

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