1. Gynaecological and obstetric history and examination 2. Ovulation and the menstrual cycle 3. Conception and placental development 4. Embryo and fetus 5. Physiological and anatomical changes in pregnancy 6. Antenatal care 7. Physiological and anatomical changes in childbirth 8. Course and management of childbirth 9. The puerperium 10. Minor complications of pregnancy 11. Miscarriage and abortion 12. Extra-uterine pregnancy/ectopic gestation 13. Antepartum haemorrhage 14. Hypertensive diseases in pregnancy 15. Cardiovascular, respiratory, haematological, neurological and gastrointestinal disorders in pregnancy 16. Endocrine disorders in pregnancy 17. Infections during pregnancy 18. Diseases of the placenta and membranes 19. Variations in the duration of pregnancy 20. The at-risk fetus 21. Abnormal fetal presentations 22. Abnormal labour (dystocia) 23. Disorders in the puerperium 24. Obstetric operations 25. The epidemiology of obstetrics 26. The newborn infant 27. The low-birthweight infant 28. Disorders of menstruation 29. Psychological and physical disorders of the menstrual cycle 30. Human sexuality 31. Conception control 32. Infertility 33. Infections of the genital tract 34. Atrophic and dystrophic conditions 35. Endometriosis and adenomyosis 36. Benign tumours, cysts and malformations of the genital tract 37. Premalignant and malignant conditions of the female genital tract 38. Uterovaginal displacements, damage and prolapse 39. The urinary tract and its relationship to gynaecology 40. The breast 41. Gynaecological problems in childhood and adolescence 42. The menopause 43. Anatomy of the female genital tract
From reviews of the previous edition:
'This book is an amazing tool, unlike others of its kind, it explains things in short, clear and simple terminology! Definitely a must for healthcare courses!'
'The book starts off with a chapter on history taking and examination which is a good introduction to this speciality. From there, the normal physiology of menstruation right through to child birth is well explained. This seems like a logical progression. Chapters focus on complications and diseases, firstly in obstetrics and then in gynaecology. In all of the chapters there are numerous diagrams, tables and photographs to help explain the topic more clearly. The anatomy is also mentioned within chapters and in a stand-alone chapter at the end which is very useful. . This is the best book in this speciality that I have come across and I would highly recommend it.'
'The textbook I used in medical school at University of Queensland. Just the basics and the essentials. Great for med-school level.'
'. very concise, and straight to the point . basically it covers almost all the topics in OB-GYN ... very good for reviews and for clerkship.'
'This a great book for students just starting an intensive obstetrics and gynaecology rotation. The layout and colour in the book is good but not overwhelming and makes for easy reading. Keeps to the essentials without information overload for such an intense subject as O&G.'