Women's Health in General Practice

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Elsevier Health Sciences, Jan 7, 2011 - Medical - 330 pages

A clear, accessible guide to women’s health, providing evidence-based information relevant to the primary care setting Women’s Health in General Practice, 2nd Edition has been written for General Practitioners, family physicians and doctors undertaking general practice training programs. This comprehensive women’s health textbook will also assist health practitioners working in rural and remote areas, and nurse practitioners working in primary care settings. This new edition of Women’s Health in General Practice textbook incorporates a fresh style and format focused on the needs of busy doctors and nurses. Of particular benefit are the textbook’s practice tips and examples of useful approaches to take when dealing with women’s sexual health issues and reproductive health issues. Key point summaries, pullout boxes and tables highlighting pertinent points, tips for practitioners, case scenarios and a Q&A format all make Women’s Health in General Practice, 2nd Edition an essential addition to any general practice.

  • Addresses common issues seen by GPs in their practice and addresses the questions and quandaries they face on a day to day basis
  • Gives practical information and advice to GPs that where possible is based on up to date guidelines or research evidence
  • Tips and example of useful approaches when undertaking histories, examining, and managing women’s health problems
  • Discussion of current controversies in women’s health
This second edition has been fully revised to include recent developments in women’s health such as:

• the quick-start method for commencement of contraception, better ‘missed pill’ rules, developments in the provision of emergency contraception and an overview of new contraceptive devices such as the NuvaRing
• the epidemiology of HPV infection, its relationship to cervical cancer and HPV vaccination
• better characterisation of the risk inherent in a family history of breast and/or ovarian cancer
• greater awareness of the importance of preconception care, the breadth of issues that need to be addressed and the effect of lifestyle factors on fertility
• developments in the understanding of the aetiology and management of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
• evidence-based guidelines to support diagnosis and management of common conditions such as menorrhagia, endometriosis, miscarriage and postnatal care, and support of evidence-based counselling regarding ovarian cancer screening, sexual problems and intimate partner violence

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Chapter 3 Contraception
Chapter 4 Unplanned pregnancy
Chapter 5 Pelvic pain
Chapter 6 Polycystic ovary syndrome
Chapter 7 Initial management of infertility
Chapter 8 Preconception care
Chapter 9 Early pregnancy loss
Chapter 10 Postnatal care
Chapter 12 Screening women
Chapter 13 Genital tract disorders
Chapter 14 Menopause and osteoporosis
Chapter 15 Urinary problems
Chapter 16 Sexual problems
Chapter 17 Violence against women

Chapter 11 Breast problems

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