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Choosing the right method of contraception can be confusing: you need to consider your lifestyle, personal preference, any health conditions you might have, and how effective each method is at preventing pregnancy. Discussing options with your doctor may seem daunting, and information on social media can be misinformed and overwhelming. This handy guide, written by two experts in Sexual and Reproductive Health, will answer all your questions about contraception, helping you decide what works best for you. The authors walk you through every method of contraception, with information on how it works, how to use it correctly and how effective it is. The authors also explain how and when conception can occur during the menstrual cycle, how life stage can affect your choice, and how hormonal contraception can be used to help other health conditions. From the pill to the condom and everything in between, pick what's right for you.
The World Health Organization (WHO) defines menopause as the permanent cessation of menstruation due to loss of ovarian follicular activity . It is a retrospective diagnosis, which can only be made with certainty after 12 months of spontaneous amenorrhoea. The average age of menopause in UK women is 51 .
With up to 60 per cent of women experiencing both physical and emotional symptoms during the menopause, including hot flushes, mood swings and loss of libido, managing these symptoms can be a complex task. Managing the Menopause is a highly practical, evidence-based reference, covering all forms of management in detail. Providing guidance on prescribing, as well as the advantages and disadvantages of various products and therapies, particular emphasis is given to addressing concerns over the long-term complications of Menopausal Hormone Therapy (MHT) use. The book contains new chapters on nutrition, ovarian tissue cryopreservation and migraine in the menopause and previous chapters have been fully updated to inform readers of the latest research. Treatment plans are included in the text, helping clinicians to support their patients quickly and effectively. A comprehensive review of the menopause that is easily understood at all levels, this is an essential guide for clinicians.