This practical handbook provides a clear and comprehensive evidence-based guide to the care of women in primary care, intended for general and family practitioners, nurses, physician assistants, and all those who practise primary care of women. It emphasizes preventive and well-woman care throughout the life-cycle of a woman, including sexuality, contraception, medical care in pregnancy, and psychological and important medical concerns. This second edition, revised and updated throughout with several new contributing authors, incorporates the latest evidence and research-findings on a wide range of problems for which women seek medical guidance. There is an expanded section on menstrual problems and menopause-associated conditions, including clear guidance on the use of hormone replacement therapy.
Dedication; Contents; List of contributors; Part I. Introduction: 1. Introduction Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 2. Preventive health care for older women Jeannette E. South-Paul, Deborah Bostock and Cheryl E. Woodson; 3. Nutrition Gwendolyn Murphy, Victoria S. Kaprielian and Cathrine Hoyo; 4. Physical activity and exercise Tanya A. Miszko; 5. Psychosocial health of well women through the life-cycle Cathleen Morrow; Part II. Sexuality: 6. Sexuality through the life-cycle Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 7. Contraception Kathryn Andolsek; 8. Infertility Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 9. Medical care and pregnancy: common preconception and antepartum issues Ellen L. Sakornbut; Part III. Genitourinary Concerns: 10. Menstrual changes: amenorrhea, oligomenorrhea, polycystic ovary syndrome, and abnormal menstrual bleeding Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 11. Menstrual, urogynecological and vasomotor changes in perimenopause and menopause Margaret Gradison; 12. Sexually transmitted diseases Kay Bauman; 13. Vaginitis Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 14. Chronic pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and dyspareunia Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 15. The Papanicolaou smear and cervical cancer Barbara S. Apgar and Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 16. Postmenopausal bleeding and endometrial cancer Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 17. Ovarian cancer and masses Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 18. Urinary incontinence and infections Jo Ann Rosenfeld; Part IV. Breast Disorders: 19. Benign breast disease Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 20. Breast cancer screening Abenaa Brewster, Nancy Davidson and Jo Ann Rosenfeld; Part V. Psychological Concerns: 21. Intimate partner violence against women Sandra K. Burge; 22. Depression Jo Ann Rosenfeld and Connie Marsh; 23. Alcoholism, nicotine dependence and drug abuse Mary-Anne Enoch; Part VI. Common Medical Problems: 24. Coronary heart disease Meghan Walsh and Valerie Ulstad; 25. Diabetes in mid-life women Phillippa J. Miranda and Diana McNeill; 26. Thyroid disorders William J. Hueston; 27. Hypertension and stroke Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 28. Osteoporosis Jo Ann Rosenfeld; 29. Arthritis Jo Ann Rosenfeld; Index.