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Handbook of women's health : an evidence-based approach
Rosenfeld, Jo Ann.
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, [2001]

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xi, 613 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Singular health care of women. Preventive care. Preventive care of adolescents -- Preventive care of adults (19 to 65 years) -- Preventive care for older adults -- Cigarette smoking and cessation -- Nutrition -- Exercise. Psychosocial health. Psychosocial health of well women through the life cycle. Sexuality. Sexuality and sexual dysfunction through the life cycle -- Contraception -- Infertility and adoption -- Special issues with lesbian partners -- Medical care in pregnancy: common preconception and antepartum issues. Genitourinary medicine. Menstrual disorders -- Sexaully transmitted diseases -- Vaginitis -- Chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareunia -- The papanicolaou smear and cervical cancer -- Endometrial cancer and postmenopausal bleeding -- Ovarian cancer and ovarian masses -- Urinary incontinence and infections. Breast disorders. Benign breast disorders -- Breast cancer screening. Psychological disorders. Woman battering -- Rape and the consequences of sexual assault -- Depression and premenstrual syndrome -- Addiction -- Eating disorders. Common medical problems. Coronary heart disease -- Diabetes mellitus type II -- Thyroid disorders -- Hypertension and stroke -- Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis.
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This practical handbook provides a clear and comprehensive evidence-based primary-care guide to the care of women patients in ambulatory practice, intended for general and family practitioners, nurses, physicians' assistants and all who practice primary care of women. It emphasizes preventive care and well-woman care throughout the lifecycle of a woman, including sexuality, contraception, medical care in pregnancy, psychological and important medical concerns. It stresses the strength of evidence underlying common practices of care of women. Hb ISBN (2001): 0-521-78833-1

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This terrific, useful book should be on every professional's shelf. It is a current, well-researched, well-written, and comprehensive discussion of women's health issues. Though intended for health care providers, it will be useful to anyone interested in women's health, from adolescence to old age. The editor and chapter authors, mostly physicians, use language understandable to lay persons. Authors take into account diversity among women: variations based on age, race/ethnicity, education, economic condition, and sexual preference are discussed. Women are viewed as embedded in a social and cultural context that affects health care outcomes. Women's health is impacted differently than men's because women are usually the caregivers for children and aging parents and often lack medical insurance. Any woman's health will be the outcome of a thought-filled collaboration between that woman and her health care providers. Each chapter includes succinct explanations of illness and injury, advice on counseling for behavioral change, appropriate screening tests, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up. There are 33 chapters covering such diverse topics as preventive care, psychosocial health (including sexuality), genitourinary medicine, breast disorders, and psychological disorders (including depression and outcomes of battering). All levels. M. K. Snooks University of Houston--Clear Lake

Table of Contents

Jo Ann RosenfeldJo Ann RosenfeldRebecca SaenzDiane Madlon-KayJeannette South-Paul and Deborah Bostock and Cheryl WoodsonJo Ann RosenfeldJo Ann RosenfeldRebecca JaffeCathy MorrowPatricia Lenahan and Amy EllwoodKathryn AndolsekJo Ann RosenfeldLaura Tavernier and Pamela ConnorEllen SakornbutKathy ReillyKay BaumanMari EganJo Ann RosenfeldBarbara S. ApgarJo Ann RosenfeldJo Ann RosenfeldJo Ann RosenfeldJo Ann Rosenfeld and Kris PenaAbenaa Brewster and Nancy DavidsonSandra K. BurgeJo Ann Rosenfeld and Amy Ellwood and Patricia LenahanJo Ann RosenfeldJo Ann RosenfeldJanet LairValerie UlstadAnn BrownWilliam HuestonJo Ann RosenfeldJo Ann Rosenfeld
List of contributorsp. ix
Common abbreviations used in the textp. xi
Normal blood values in women and during pregnancyp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
1 Singular health care of womenp. 2
Preventive carep. 13
2 Preventive care of adolescentsp. 15
3 Preventive care of adults (19 to 65 years)p. 25
4 Preventive care for older adultsp. 42
5 Cigarette smoking and cessationp. 72
6 Nutritionp. 84
7 Exercisep. 93
Psychosocial healthp. 109
8 Psychosocial health of well women through the life cyclep. 111
Sexualityp. 129
9 Sexuality and sexual dysfunction through the life cyclep. 131
10 Contraceptionp. 153
11 Infertility and adoptionp. 184
12 Special issues with lesbian patientsp. 197
13 Medical care in pregnancy: common preconception and antepartum issuesp. 206
Genitourinary medicinep. 233
14 Menstrual disordersp. 235
15 Sexually transmitted diseasesp. 254
16 Vaginitisp. 281
17 Chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareuniap. 292
18 The Papanicolaou smear and cervical cancerp. 306
19 Endometrial cancer and postmenopausal bleedingp. 326
20 Ovarian cancer and ovarian massesp. 333
21 Urinary incontinence and infectionsp. 341
Breast disordersp. 365
22 Benign breast disordersp. 367
23 Breast cancer screeningp. 383
Psychological disordersp. 399
24 Woman batteringp. 401
25 Rape and the consequences of sexual assaultp. 422
26 Depression and premenstrual syndromep. 437
27 Addictionp. 458
28 Eating disordersp. 471
Common medical problemsp. 481
29 Coronary heart diseasep. 483
30 Diabetes mellitus type IIp. 508
31 Thyroid disordersp. 529
32 Hypertension and strokep. 545
33 Osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritisp. 569
Indexp. 595