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Across the world, 2 billion experience menstruation, yet menstruation is seen as a mark of shame. We are told not to discuss it in public, that tampons and sanitary pads should be hidden away, the blood rendered invisible. In many parts of the world, poverty, culture and religion collide causing the taboo around menstruation to have grave consequences. Younger people who menstruate are deterred from going to school, adults from work, infections are left untreated. The shame is universal and the silence a global rule.
In It's Only Blood, Anna Dahlqvist tells the shocking but always moving stories of why and how people from Sweden to Bangladesh, from the United States to Uganda, are fighting back against the shame.
First principles chapter clearly explains the key concepts, processes and structures of the female reproductive system. Clinical essentials chapters provide an overview of the symptoms and signs of obstetric and gynaecological disease, relevant history and examination techniques, investigations and management options. Disease-based chapters give concise descriptions of all major disorders, e.g. complications of pregnancy, gynaecological tumours and subfertility, each chapter introduced by engaging clinical cases that feature unique graphic narratives. Emergencies chapter covers the principles of immediate care in situations, such as ectopic pregnancy and eclampsia. Integrated care chapter discusses strategies for the management of chronic conditions across primary and other care settings. Self-Assessment - 80 multiple choice questions clinical SBAs.
Obstetrics is a unique field of medical care because, in its uncomplicated or natural form, pregnancy, labour and delivery are not diseases, but normal physiological events constituting an integral part of human life. Three equally important facets form the basis of obstetrics: the needs of the pregnant woman, the wellbeing of the baby, and the ability to perform a medical intervention should either of these be threatened - before, during and after birth. Clinical obstetrics is an authoritative and up-to-date textbook dealing with current obstetric practice and focusing specifically on conditions and problems prevailing in South Africa. Clinical obstetrics covers a wide range of topics from physiological adaptations, diagnosis and management of normal pregnancy and delivery, to teratogenesis, red cell allo-immunisation, congenital abnormalities and pre-term labour. It also discusses the risks involved in poor progress in labour, abnormal fetal lie and presentation, viral infections and multiple pregnancies. There are separate sections for medical and surgical conditions, as well as diagnostic procedures. Clinical obstetrics is aimed primarily at medical students, but will also be of great value to nurses, registrars in obstetrics and gynaecology, general practitioners and specialists in this field.
Professional development skills encompass non-clinical attributes that contribute towards career development, research and high-quality clinical practice. Professional bodies such as the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (RCOG) are placing increasing importance on these skills and they now form part of the RCOG core curriculum, making these skills essential requirements for all junior doctors and newly appointed consultants in today's health service. This book is an in-depth review of professional development skills, illustrated by case-histories from obstetrics and gynaecology. Issues related to human factors - such as communication, situational awareness, decision-making and team-working - will form the basis of the book. Candidates sitting the Membership of the Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (MRCOG) examination will gain a better understanding of the principles of professionalism and clinical governance within the specialty. This book is also a useful tool for trainees in their advanced years of training and for newly appointed consultants.
Known and accepted as the leading textbook in its subject area, Clinical Gynaecology is now in its fifth edition. The content of this new edition has been completely revised and updated to include the latest research and continues to provide a comprehensive review of the field of gynaecology. Clinical Gynaecology covers the full spectrum of gynaecological information (basic science, general gynaecology, endocrinology and reproductive medicine, contraception, urogynaecology, and is applicable internationally as well as within southern Africa. (An e-book of a Quick Reference Guide is available as a free download. Instructions on how to download the e-book are on the inside front cover of the book).
Since the publication of the 1/e in 1977, Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract has consolidated its position as the leading textbook of gynecological pathology. An essential reference for all pathologists and residents, this thoroughly updated Seventh Edition includes more than 1400 illustrations in color, informative tables and 22 revised chapters written by internationally recognized experts. Discussion of each specific entity is organized to include general information, etiology, and epidemiology followed by clinical features, pathologic findings, differential diagnosis, clinical behavior, and treatment. This clear organization is applied throughout the book and allows the reader to quickly access key information in every chapter. Blaustein's Pathology of the Female Genital Tract remains the gold-standard reference for practicing pathologists and trainees, as well as for obstetric/gynecology practitioners and residents. Please find the index under "Back Matter" freely available on SpringerLink https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007%2F978-3-319-46334-6.
Depending on one's vantage point, breast cancer can be a very different experience, and indeed, a very different concern. It is, for some, a personal struggle; for others, it is a disease posing scientific and environmental challenges; and for others it is a highly charged and politicized issue around which policy wars rage. Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison brings a unique perspective to breast cancer by recognizing the overlapping relationship of all these realities. Drawing on the writings of Rachel Carson, Betty Ford, Rose Kushner, and Audre Lorde, this book explores the various ways in which patient-centered texts continue to leave their mark on the political realm of breast cancer and, ultimately, the disease itself. Ordered chronologically, the selections trace the progression of discussions about breast cancer from a time when the subject was kept private and silent to when it became part of public discourse. The texts included are personal accounts, written by women struggling to play an active role in their healing process and, at the same time, hoping to help others do the same. Knopf-Newman also shows us how these writings eventually changed public opinion and the underlying tendency to blame women for their illness. She argues that changes in medical practice and public policy are linked to textual interventions, and makes a case for the politicization of cultural studies of disease through personal and literary expression. Passionately written and well-researched, Beyond Slash, Burn, and Poison transforms how we think about breast cancer. Rather than facilitating forums for separate discussions, this book brings conversations into dialog with each other. It is essentialreading for anyone concerned with breast cancer and its history, as well as for those interested in the effect of the environment on public health and the role that literature plays in public policy and medicine.
Obstetrics is a unique field of medical care because, in its uncomplicated or natural form, pregnancy, labour and delivery are not diseases, but normal physiological events constituting an integral part of human life. Three equally important facets form the basis of obstetrics: the needs of the pregnant woman, the wellbeing of the baby, and the ability to perform a medical intervention should either of these be threatened - before, during and after birth. Clinical obstetrics: a South African perspective is an authoritative and up-to-date textbook dealing with current obstetric practice, focusing specifically on conditions and problems prevailing in South Africa. Clinical obstetrics: a South African perspective covers a wide range of topics from physiological adaptations, diagnosis and management of normal pregnancy and delivery, to teratogenesis, red cell allo-immunisation, congenital abnormalities and pre-term labour. It also discusses the risks involved in poor progress in labour, abnormal fetal lie and presentation, viral infections and multiple pregnancies. There are separate sections for medical and surgical conditions, as well as diagnostic procedures. Clinical obstetrics: a South African perspective is aimed primarily at medical students, but will also be of great value to nurses, registrars in obstetrics and gynaecology, general practitioners and specialists in this field.
This book, written by leading international experts in the field, offers a comprehensive overview of the latest developments in breast reconstruction. A particular feature is the presentation of a multitude of new clinical techniques, with high-quality supporting illustrations. The opening sections document the history of breast reconstruction, describe the anatomy of the pectoral muscles, pectoral nerves and perforator flaps and provide guidance on preoperative imaging and planning. After full documentation of techniques (including use of autogenous tissues and prosthetic implants), further sections are devoted to the effects of chemotherapy and radiation, the role of angiography and thermography, monitoring, quality of life outcomes and complications and their management. The book will be invaluable both for residents and fellows and for practicing and highly experienced cosmetic surgeons, plastic surgeons, general surgeons, and those in cosmetic surgical subspecialties.
Female genital malformations represent miscellaneous deviations from normal anatomy. With a prevalence of approximately 6% in the general population, they might be associated with health problems, potentially dangerous complications or poor reproductive outcome depending on the type and the degree of the anatomical abnormality. During the last two decades the better understanding of their pathogenesis, the availability of new non-invasive techniques for their diagnosis and the increased experience from their treatment have radically changed their management. A new, clinically oriented classification system has now been developed facilitating their evidence-based appraisal. It is a reality that the management of female genital malformations has changed rapidly during the last few years from an experience based and mainly descriptive field to a scientific evidence-based one. This book presents all uterine, cervical and vaginal anomalies in a systematic way and the new ESHRE/ESGE classification system utilised for their categorization. In addition, their embryogenesis and etiology are summarized. The diagnostic work-up of women with female genital malformations is reviewed in an evidence-based fashion and taking into account the availability of new non-invasive diagnostic methods. The treatment strategy and the therapeutic alternatives to restore health and reproductive problems associated with their presence are critically reviewed.
Praise for the previous edition: this textbook is a useful resource for medical students it will provide them with the basic information they need to survive clinics and to pass exams Clear, concise and colourful; perfect for easy learning and revision Times Higher Education Obstetrics and Gynaecology by Impey and Child continues to be an invaluable and authoritative resource for healthcare and medical students. This comprehensive guide provides the perfect level of detail on history and examination, investigations and diagnosis, as well as common diseases, abnormalities, and complications in gynaecology and obstetrics. Fully updated in accordance with NICE and other national guidelines, this fifth edition now includes: * New sections on FGM and influenza * Expanded areas in medical disorders in pregnancy and mental illness * Improvements to the popular management section along with a new section on sepsis * Colour coded sections on obstetrics and gynaecology for ease of use This new edition of Obstetrics and Gynaecology will be an indispensable support to help not only students to revise for exams, especially OSCEs, but also healthcare practitioners and practising doctors to structure their knowledge and improve their practice.
Bestselling health authors present must-have information for managing endometriosis
Endometriosis is a serious disease associated with pain, immune dysfunction, infertility, cancer, and autoimmune diseases that can be managed only through active, informed decision making. Developed by the Endometriosis Association, Endometriosis provides new information on treatments and lifestyle changes that gives women with endometriosis and their families the tools they need to successfully manage the disease.
This authoritative guide contains groundbreaking new discoveries on endometriosis and its relationship to autoimmune problems, chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia, and other poorly understood diseases.
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'Hormone balance is within reach, and this is the definitive guide for reaching that goal.'-David Perlmutter, MD, author of Grain Brain Prepare to thrive. As women approach menopause, many start to experience the physical and emotional indignities of hormonal fluctuation: metabolic stall and weight gain, hot flashes and night sweats, insomnia, memory loss or brain fog, irritability, low libido, and painful sex. Too often, doctors tell us that these discomforts are to be expected and that we will have to wait them out during "the change". But Dr Anna Cabeca's research and experience with thousands of her patients show that there is a fast-acting and non-pharmaceutical way to dramatically and permanently alleviate these symptoms. The Hormone Fix introduces Dr Cabeca's unique Keto-Green protocol, a plan that pairs the hallmarks of ketogenic (low-carb/high fat) eating with diet and lifestyle changes that bring the body's cellular pH to a healthy alkaline level. The proven result: balanced cortisol and reduced output of insulin, the hormones most responsible for belly fat and weight gain, plus an increase in oxytocin, the "love and happiness" hormone. Whether you are perimenopausal, menopausal, or postmenopausal, The Hormone Fix offers an easy-to-follow program, including - A 10-day quick-start detox diet to jump-start weight loss and reduce symptoms immediately - Daily meal plans and weekly shopping lists to take the guesswork out of a month's worth of Keto-Green eating - 65 delicious and easy-to-make recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, smoothies, and soups - Detailed information on vitamin and mineral supplementation that optimizes hormone balance and gut health - Simple self-assessments and recommended optional lab testing for a better understanding of your hormonal status - Tested and trusted stress-reduction and oxytocin-amplifying advice and techniques With The Hormone Fix you can expect to trim down, tap into new and unexpected energy levels, enhance intimacy, and completely revitalize your life! Ready for your fix?
Mount Sinai Expert Guides: Obstetrics and Gynecology provides specialty trainees and junior physicians with an extremely clinical, affordable and accessible handbook covering the key and hot topics in this complex field with focus throughout on clinical diagnosis and effective patient management. Used as a point-of-care resource in the hospital and clinical setting, it present sthe very best in expert information in an attractive, quick and easy to navigate informative and well-structured manner, with features such as key points, potential pitfalls, management algorithms, and national/international guidelines on treatment.
IVF can seem like a daunting prospect. An often expensive emotional and physical rollercoaster, and one that is filled with new and strange jargon. How do you choose a clinic or decide which treatment options are right for you? And how do you avoid getting sucked into a black hole of late night googling, searching for answers? This fully up to date handbook contains everything you need to know about the ever evolving world of IVF. Conceivable holds your hand through the process, taking you step by step through each stage, and cuts through the confusing terminology and information overload. Find out exactly how IVF and ICSI work, what the different medications involved do, and the costs involved. Learn about why some of us struggle to conceive, how to handle the ups and downs, and what can be done to improve your chances of conception via IVF. This book also outlines the latest statistics for different treatments and examines and explains potential new developments in IVF. Conceivable is here to support you through both the physical and emotional parts of your IVF journey. Included are first-hand experiences of couples trying to conceive, and Jheni's own personal IVF story as well as insights from IVF professionals from top level consultants to counsellors.
At last, here is a user-friendly guide to gynecologic surgery. The authors' guiding principle is that each woman for whom any kind of surgery is recommended should be well informed about the indications, the risks, and the expected results. Only with such knowledge can a woman make a sensible decision for herself. Using anecdotes drawn from a combined fifty years of experience, doctors Moore and de Costa provide clear and accurate information about women's anatomy, physiology, common gynecological ailments, diagnosis, alternative treatments, and, finally, full details about surgery itself. Among the surgeries discussed are removal of the uterus (hysterectomy), removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy), and removal of fibroids. The various ways of performing these procedures are examined, including minimally invasive surgery done through the laparoscope. The authors also help the patient through the postoperative phase, revealing what to expect, how to make the recovery easier, and how to take care of herself after the surgery. The result is a book that empowers women as they weigh their options with regard to gynecologic surgery.
Birgit Kumbrink's bestselling guide to K-Taping - now available in its 2nd edition! This richly illustrated hands-on guidebook features a highly successful therapeutic approach to treating orthopedic, traumatological, and many other conditions has now been extended to include 20 additional application techniques for the fields of neurology and gynecology (including pre- and post-natal). This practical guide provides all the background information physiotherapists, sports physiotherapists, medical doctors, occupational therapists and health care professionals need. It serves both as a perfect companion to training courses and as a reference book and refresher and shows how to use the specially developed elastic K-Tape most effectively. A brief introduction to the basic principles of K-Taping, the special elastic tapes used and the method's history is followed by 9 chapters highlighting treatment techniques and their application to nearly 70 frequently seen conditions. Each is featured on a double page with up to five color photos, brief instruction, practical information about symptoms, dosage, progress to be expected and tips regarding variations of techniques. As the benefits of K-Taping in enhancing the effects of other conservative care and surgical treatments are getting more and more appreciated, Birgit Kumbrink's "K-Taping - An Illustrated Guide", developed by Germany based K-Taping Academy, has rapidly established itself as the ultimate reference book for therapists and clinicians in an ever expanding range of medical disciplines.
This book demonstrates why oncoplastic and reconstructive surgery represents such an exciting tool for surgeons who undertake breast surgery. Fundamental principles and basic concepts are clearly outlined, and numerous techniques are presented by acknowledged experts from across the world. The emphasis is very much on a "how to do" approach, with detailed guidance and advice on the various techniques. The informative text is supported by a wealth of color illustrations, and accompanying videos of procedures can be accessed via the publisher's website. This second edition of Oncoplastic and Reconstructive Breast Surgery has been completely revised and updated. More than 25 additional chapters have been included, and new videos of surgeries made available, with the aim of making this already very successful book truly comprehensive, and the most complete reference on the subject - a true classic. The new edition entails close collaboration between some of the most important centers for breast cancer treatment and research worldwide. It will be an ideal resource for surgical fellows and specialists wishing to learn about indications and the selection of patients, to master technical skills, and to manage complications effectively.
Trying to get pregnant is enough to make any woman impatient. "The
Impatient Woman's Guide to Getting Pregnant "is a complete guide to
the medical, psychological, social, and sexual aspects of getting
pregnant, told in a funny, compassionate way, like talking to a
good friend who's been through it all. And in fact, Dr. Jean Twenge
"has "been through it all--the mother of three young children, she
started researching fertility when trying to conceive for the first
time. A renowned sociologist and professor at San Diego State
University, Dr. Twenge brought her research background to the huge
amount of information--sometimes contradictory, frequently
alarmist, and often discouraging-- that she encountered online,
from family and friends, and in books, and decided to go into the
latest studies to find out the real story.
This book offers comprehensive coverage of both basic and clinical aspects of immune reactions responsible for infertility. It has four sections focusing on Sperm antigens, Antisperm antibodies (ASAs), Clinical impact of ASAs, and Immune contraception, and include contributions from leading experts in these fields. This new edition of the book offers a comprehensive update that reflects the very significant advances in reproductive immunology that have been achieved over the past five years, especially related to the sperm proteome, sperm-egg binding/fusion proteins, gene knockout studies, and immunocontraception. Reproductive immunology continues to be a fast-growing discipline in which new knowledge is emerging almost every day. Immune Infertility is a model source of vital and reliable information on the latest scientific developments in the field. It will be of value for clinicians, scientists, students, residents, and fellows working in reproductive biology, obstetrics and gynecology, and urology.
Reports on the study of drug consumption by 602 pregnant women.
This book provides a comprehensive account of the cellular pathology of glandular lesions and uncommon neoplasms of the cervix and places these in a contemporary clinical context. The book features comprehensive, detailed descriptions and a consistent approach to each tumor or tumor-like condition with clear color illustrations. Cytological/histological correlation is emphasised and diagnostic pitfalls are highlighted. Cellular Pathology of Glandular Lesions and Uncommon Neoplasms of the Cervix is aimed at both trainee and consultant pathologists.
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