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Womens Health in General Practice, Second Edition

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This book is designed to be a clear accessible guide to women's health. The aims of this book are as follows: to examine women's health issues as they present in general practice; to provide GPs with information relevant to their practice that extends upon that provided in 'undergraduate' texts; to provide evidence based information regarding women's health to GPs; to give GPs tips and examples of useful approaches when undertaking histories, examining and managing women's health problems; and, to examine current controversies in women's health.
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Table of Contents

1. Adolescent gynaecology Pubertal development and primary amenorrhoea; Primary dysmenorrhoea; Dysfunctional uterine bleeding in adolescence 2. Menstrual problems Premenstrual syndrome; Secondary amenorrhoea; Menorrhagia 3. Contraception Good practice in contraceptive counselling; Combined hormonal contraception; Progestogen - only contraception Intrauterine devices; Barrier methods; Addressing non-compliance with contraception; Natural family planning; Emergency contraception; Sterilisation 4. Unplanned pregnancy Reproductive rights and abortion; Pregnancy counselling; Methods of abortion; Abortion and the law Threats to abortion services 5. Pelvic pain Chronic pelvic pain; Endometriosis 6. Polycystic ovary syndrome Understanding PCOS; A general practice approach to management 7. Initial management of infertility Incidence and causes of infertility; Investigations and management by the GP 8. Preconception care Preconception counselling; Specific advice 9.Early pregnancy loss Spontaneous miscarriage; Ectopic pregnancy 10. Postnatal care Postnatal care-what should it entail? Common breastfeeding problems and issues; Postnatal depression 11. Breast problems Breast problems presenting to GPs; Breast lumps; Mastalgia; Nipple discharge; Women with a family history of breast cancer 12. Screening women The principles of screening; Breast cancer screening; Preventing cervical cancer; Cervical cancer screening Ovarian cancer screening; STI screening; Is routine pelvic examination essential? Successful speculum examinations 13.Genital tract disorders Vulvovaginal conditions; Cervical conditions 14. Menopause and osteoporosis Features of the menopause; Hormone therapy (HT); Alternatives to HT; Managing established osteoporosis 15. Urinary problems Urinary tract infection (UTI); Urinary incontinence; Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis 16. Sexual problems Normal sexual response in women; Sexual dysfunction 17.Violence against women


..". this is an authoritative and comprehensive reference?for new GPs as well as experienced practitioners wanting to update or check the latest evidence." MJA (Volume 194 Number 9), 2 May 2011 "Registrars starting in practice and studying for their exams ignore this text at their peril! The layout is educationally sound, with learning objectives, case studies and key points. The chapters are extensively referenced.?Mazza also uses many tables, photographs and helpful diagrams (although some of these could be larger)." MJA (Volume 194 Number 9), 2 May 2011

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