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Handbook of Women's Health
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This practical handbook provides a clear and comprehensive evidence-based primary-care guide to the care of women in ambulatory practice, intended for general and family practitioners, nurses, physicians' assistants and all those who practise primary care of women. It emphasizes preventive care and well-woman care throughout the lifecycle of a woman, including sexuality, contraception, medical care in pregnancy, psychological and important medical concerns. It stresses the strength of evidence underlying common practices of care of women.• It recognises and pays heed to the cultural, social and psychological differences that impact on women's health• It conveys a consistently positive message in terms of seeking solutions to women's health care problems and emphasizes preventive health care • It provides insightful tips and checklists to highlight women's common health problems and effective evidence-based treatment• Suitable for health care workers of all levels and specialties who practise primary care of women


‘… handsomely presented in a logical fashion, with recommendations easily identifiable and small summaries of important points highlighted throughout the text … excellent chapter on ‘woman battering’ which gives a full and detailed account of this difficult subject, including rigorous forensic examination techniques …’.

Source: British Journal of General Practice

‘… a welcome addition to the office library of any doctor interested in women’s health.’

Debra R. Judelson Source: British Medical Journal

‘This book points out the societal as well as the biological differences between men and women. As such it makes a welcome addition to the office library of any doctor interested in women’s health.’

Debra R. Judelson Source: British Medical Journal

‘Overall, this book is informative and of value to health professionals who provide health care for women.’

Pranee Liamputtong Source: Australian Journal of Primary Health

‘This is a beautiful book … stuffed full of facts, with extra special points highlighted in grey boxes … I enjoyed reading this book and it has a huge raft of data for doctors interested in worldwide issues of women’s health.’

Sally Hope Source: Family Practice

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