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Title:
The gynecological sourcebook
Author:
Rosenthal, M. Sara.
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Edition:
Third edition.
Publication Information:
Los Angeles : Lowell House, [1999]

©1999
Physical Description:
xviii, 419 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780737300864
Format :
Book

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Summary

Fully updated and revised, "The Gynecological Sourcebook is a reference guide that greatly contributes to a woman's understanding of her body. It explains the mysteries of hormones, the menstrual cycle, and what happens during pregnancy, while clarifying various forms of contraception, common and not-so-common diseases, infections, and more.


Author Notes

M. Sara Rosenthal is an assistant professor of bioethics in the Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky College of Medicine


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Introductionp. xv
Balanced Gynecologyp. xv
The Women's Health Care Movement and Your Rightsp. xvi
Part I Understanding the Basics
1 Southern Exposurep. 3
The Female Reproductive Systemp. 3
Anatomically Incorrectp. 11
What to Eatp. 16
Flower Powerp. 21
How to Movep. 23
2 Menstrual Healthp. 27
The Moon Cyclep. 28
What Is "Normal"?p. 29
Irregular Cycles: Metrorrhagiap. 31
No Menstrual Cycle: Amenorrheap. 33
Heavy Flow: Menorrhagiap. 33
Painful Periods: Dysmenorrheap. 36
Periods on Oral Contraceptivesp. 36
What to Wear for Your Periodp. 37
Premenstrual Signs and Symptomsp. 41
What to Eatp. 43
Flower Powerp. 46
How to Movep. 50
3 Cervical Healthp. 53
Cervical Cancer: An STDp. 54
The Pap Smearp. 56
Colposcopyp. 63
Biopsyp. 64
Treatment for Cell Abnormalities on the Cervixp. 65
What to Eatp. 68
Flower Powerp. 69
How to Movep. 70
4 Ovarian Healthp. 71
Ovarian Cystsp. 71
Preventing Ovarian Cancerp. 73
Ovarian Cancer Symptomsp. 77
What to Eatp. 79
Flower Powerp. 80
How to Movep. 80
5 Urinary Tract Healthp. 81
Urinary Tract Infectionsp. 81
Urinary Incontinencep. 86
What to Eatp. 88
Flower Powerp. 89
How to Movep. 89
6 Common Vaginal Infectionsp. 93
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV)p. 93
Trichomoniasisp. 94
Yeast Infectionsp. 95
Genital Inflammationsp. 99
Painp. 100
What to Eatp. 102
Flower Powerp. 104
How to Movep. 105
Part II The Joy of Safety
7 Preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)p. 109
What Is Safer Sex?p. 109
All About Condomsp. 111
If Your Partner Is a Womanp. 115
What to Eatp. 116
Flower Powerp. 116
How to Movep. 116
8 Preventing Pregnancyp. 117
Hormonal Contraceptionp. 117
Oral Contraceptives (OCs)p. 121
Emergency Contraception Pills (ECPs)p. 132
Intrauterine Devices (IUDs)p. 134
Barrier Methodsp. 138
Spermicidesp. 145
Permanent Contraceptionp. 146
What to Eatp. 148
Flower Powerp. 149
How to Movep. 150
9 High-Risk Behaviorp. 151
Intense Oral Sexp. 151
Anal Sexp. 152
Body Piercingp. 155
Sharing Needlesp. 156
Have You Been Exposed to HIV?p. 157
What to Eatp. 158
Flower Powerp. 161
How to Movep. 161
Part III When There's a Problem
10 When You Have a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD)p. 165
Asymptomatic STDsp. 166
Symptomatic STDsp. 170
Infestationsp. 176
Rare STDsp. 177
Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)p. 178
What to Eatp. 182
Flower Powerp. 183
How to Movep. 184
11 HIV and Herp. 185
What Is AIDS?p. 186
Getting Testedp. 189
Gynecological Health and HIVp. 193
Common AIDS-Defining Illnessesp. 196
Late-Stage Illnessesp. 198
Serious HIV-Related Illnessesp. 200
What to Eatp. 201
Flower Powerp. 203
How to Movep. 203
12 Unwanted Pregnancyp. 205
First-Trimester Abortionp. 206
Late Abortionp. 212
Making the Decisionp. 213
Alternatives to Abortionp. 214
What to Eatp. 215
Flower Powerp. 215
How to Movep. 216
13 Endometriosisp. 217
Signs and Symptomsp. 218
What Causes Endometriosis?p. 220
Diagnosis and Treatmentp. 222
Adenomyosis: Internal Endometriosisp. 225
What to Eatp. 226
Flower Powerp. 227
How to Movep. 227
14 Fibroidsp. 229
What Are Fibroids?p. 230
What Causes Fibroids?p. 231
Are Fibroids Dangerous?p. 231
Diagnosing and Treating Fibroidsp. 232
What to Eatp. 238
Flower Powerp. 239
How to Movep. 241
15 Pelvic Prolapsep. 243
Causes of Prolapsep. 244
Preventing (Further) Prolapsep. 245
Using a Pessaryp. 245
Repair Surgeryp. 246
What to Eatp. 246
Flower Powerp. 248
How to Movep. 248
16 Interstitial Cystitis (IC)p. 249
Signs and Symptomsp. 250
Managing ICp. 250
What to Eatp. 253
Flower Powerp. 255
How to Movep. 256
17 Abnormal Bleedingp. 259
A Look at the Suspicious Symptomsp. 259
Investigating Abnormal Bleedingp. 261
Endometrial Hyperplasiap. 262
Should I Worry About Endometrial Cancer?p. 264
Should I Worry About a Pelvic Tumor?p. 265
What to Eatp. 266
Flower Powerp. 268
How to Movep. 268
18 When They Tell You It's Cancerp. 271
Cancer 101: An Introductionp. 272
Cancer Below the Beltp. 276
Who Will Manage Your GYN Cancer Treatment?p. 282
Treatment for GYN Cancerp. 284
Chemotherapyp. 288
Radiation Therapyp. 289
Preventing Surgical Menopause: The Oophoropexyp. 292
Everything You Need to Know About Sex but Are Afraid to Askp. 292
Hormone Therapy and Immunotherapyp. 296
Follow-Up Treatmentp. 296
Recurrent Diseasep. 297
Palliative Carep. 297
Pain Managementp. 299
Issues Surrounding End of Lifep. 303
What to Eatp. 303
Flower Powerp. 305
How to Movep. 305
Part IV Issues Surrounding Natural and Surgical Menopause
19 Menopause Naturallyp. 309
How Menopause Became a Diseasep. 310
Natural Menopausep. 312
Surgical Menopausep. 318
Long-Term Effects of Estrogen Loss: Postmenopausal Changesp. 319
What to Eatp. 320
Flower Powerp. 322
How to Movep. 326
20 When a Hysterectomy Is Necessary (and Unnecessary)p. 329
When Is a Hysterectomy Necessary?p. 330
When May a Hysterectomy Be Unnecessary?p. 331
Hysterectomy as Treatment for Debilitating Periodsp. 334
The Prophylactic Hysterectomyp. 335
Complications of a Hysterectomyp. 335
What to Eatp. 338
Flower Powerp. 338
How to Movep. 338
21 What to Do About Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)p. 341
What Is HRT?p. 342
Natural Hormone Replacement Therapy (NHRT)p. 347
Phytoestrogens: The HRT Alternativep. 348
John Lee's Estrogen Dominance Theoryp. 349
Where to Find Natural Progesteronep. 352
What to Eatp. 352
Flower Powerp. 353
How to Movep. 355
Appendix A Links to Gynecological Informationp. 359
Appendix B General Websites Related to Women's Healthp. 363
Bibliographyp. 369
Indexp. 387

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