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Your guy's guide to gynecology
Bekkar, Bruce.
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Publication Information:
Sandwich, Mass. : Ant Hill Press, 2000.
Physical Description:
xiii, 265 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
General Note:
Includes index.

"A reference for men and women"--cover.
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RG121 .B24 2000 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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Simple, straightforward language laced with cartoons and humor have joined hands at last in telling all a woman and her partner need to know about gynecology. Casting aside medical gobbledegook, Your Guy's Guide to Gynecology, says it all, for those who really care about their relationship. Here is a useful and practical reference book that should be in every home library.
-- Throughout the book, medical-looking characters and sketches jump out of the pages at the reader to clarify and emphasize points

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Library Journal Review

Bekkar and Wahn are board-certified gynecologists who often hear complaints about male ignorance of the female reproductive system and reluctance to discuss women's health issues. The authors feel this unwillingness results more from a lack of knowledge than caring and that with proper education, men will be more comfortable discussing female health with their partners. Using a short question-and-answer format, this book blends the technical with the humorous for a fun and engaging read. The chapters begin with short courses on female anatomy, the menstrual cycle, contraception, and sexually transmitted diseases, including HIV/AIDS, then proceed to menopause, breast lumps, Pap smears, and gynecologic surgery. The result is a very informative and interesting book for both men and women. Recommended for public libraries.--Liu Lily, Arkansas Children's Hosp., Little Rock (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Prefacep. ix
Chapter 1 Basic Female Stuffp. 1
Female Anatomyp. 7
The Menstrual Cyclep. 11
Chapter 2 Let's Talk about Sex, Babyp. 17
Contraceptionp. 21
Female Sexual Responsep. 42
Chapter 3 Vaginitisp. 49
Yeast Infectionsp. 52
Bacterial Vaginosisp. 56
Trichomoniasisp. 60
Noninfectious Vaginitis: Common Irritantsp. 62
Chapter 4 Bumps, Drips, and Owiesp. 67
Chlamydiap. 71
Gonorrheap. 73
Condylomap. 76
Herpesp. 80
Syphilisp. 85
Chapter 5 HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know, or Elsep. 93
Chapter 6 Attack of the Killer Hormonesp. 105
Premenstrual Syndromep. 110
The Menopausep. 117
Chapter 7 Complicated Female Stuff Made Simplep. 133
Bladder Infectionsp. 137
Breast Lumpsp. 142
Abnormal Pap Smearsp. 148
Endometriosisp. 157
Uterine Fibroidsp. 164
Chapter 8 Under the Knife: Gynecologic Surgeryp. 171
D and Cp. 176
Dysfunctional Uterine Bleedingp. 181
Surgery for an Ovarian Cystp. 183
Surgery for an Ectopic Pregnancyp. 190
Hysterectomyp. 201
Chapter 9 So, You Want to Have a Babyp. 223
Preconception Counselingp. 227
Addendum: The Pelvic Examp. 243
Acknowledgmentsp. 247
Indexp. 249