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  • Page extent: 702 pages
  • Size: 247 x 174 mm
  • Weight: 1.31 kg

Library of Congress

  • Dewey number: 618
  • Dewey version: 21
  • LC Classification: RG110 .O29 2003
  • LC Subject headings:
    • Gynecology
    • Obstetrics
    • Women--Diseases

Library of Congress Record


 (ISBN-13: 9780521818933 | ISBN-10: 0521818931)

This is the essential textbook for students of obstetrics and gynaecology as well as women's health more generally. Thoroughly modern in approach, it covers clinical topics and surgical procedures as well as providing detailed commentary on the contemporary social, psychological and economic issues that affect women's health. Many authors who are the acknowledged leaders in their respective research field have contributed succinct chapters. In this way both students and health professionals are able to benefit from their expertise in a lively and accessible text. It will be a valuable resource for health professionals, including general practitioners, nurses, physiotherapists and health workers. Specific sections address women's mental health, genetics, prescribing for women, health promotion, hormones throughout the life cycle, psychological and behavioural issues. The text is fully illustrated with many useful guides, tables, photographs and diagrams.

• Provides a completely modern approach to obstetrics and gynaecology, with women's health and well-being linked to their roles and responsibilities in life in addition to their biological make-up • It covers the core curriculum in obstetrics and gynaecology in great depth, drawing on the work of all of the leading experts in the field • The book is lavishly illustrated


Part I. Women's Health: 1. Health professional role; 2. Women and health; 3. Behaviour and mental health; Part II. Early Life: 4. Hormones and early development; 5. The female child and adolescence; Part III. Reproductive Years: 6. Prepregnancy and antenatal; 7. Labour and childbirth; 8. The newborn infant and postnatal care; 9. Pregnancy problems; 10. Induction of labour, assisted delivery and postnatal problems; 11. Obstetric emergencies; 12. Sexual health; 13. Common concerns; Part IV. Middle Years: 14. Health promotion and disease prevention; 15. Common complaints; 16. Pre-cancer and cancer; Part V. Older Years: 17. Ageing and its problems; Part VI. Women and Illness: 18. Surgical, medical and research issues for women.


'This comprehensive Australian textbook covers a lot more than a standard O & G text … this text is a worthwhile resource to update GPs on women's health issues and is recommended.' Australian Doctor

'Caring successfully for women often requires eliciting sensitive information and conducting intimate examinations. All of this must be taken on board by medical students in what is usually a very short and finite period of time. This book admirably succeeds in helping students along their path … There are excellent sections dealing with behavioural and mental health issues, and with sexual health. The book is well laid out and cross-referenced … the book does exactly what it sets out to do: assist medical students to become informed, thoughtful, competent, and sympathetic in their care of women.' The Lancet

'This text stands out refreshingly in placing women as central to the discussion. … an informative, modern, well written addition to the obstetrics and gynaecology library.' Human Fertility


Lisa Amir, Richard Anderson, Agnes Bankier, Bryanne Barnett, Lisa Begg, Michael J. Bennett, Ruth Best, Kirsten Black, Clare Boothroyd, Henry Burger, Sharon Cameron, Susan V Carr, Michael Carr-Gregg, Colleen Cartwright, Fung Yee Chan, Michael Chapman, Chris Del Mar, Graeme Dennerstein, James A Dickinson, Hans Peter Dietz, Lesley Doyal, Michael P Dunne, Kevin Forbes, Colin Furnival, Janice L Goerzen, Jane Gunn, Louise Gyler, Kelsey Hegarty, Mary Hepburn, Cherrell Hirst, Michael Humphrey, Ian SC Jones, Gavin Kemball, Soo Keat Khoo, Gab Kovacs, Nicole McCarthy, Treasure McGuire, Ruth McNair, Karen McNeil, Geoffrey Mitchell, Adam Morton, Judith Murray, Jonathan Morris, Balakrishnan R Nair, Jeremy Oats, Vivienne O‚Connor, Rhian Parker, Michael Permezel, Rodney Petersen, Julie A Quinlivan, Michael Quinn, Chris Riddoch, Wendy Rogers, Alexis Shub, Suruchi Thapar-Bjorkert, Mark Thompson-Fawcett, David Tudehope, Derek Tuffnell, Jane Turner, Edith Weisberg, Alexandra Welborn, Christine West, Don Wilson

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