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May 2010
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This book provides a multidisciplinary overview of developmental anomalies, disorders and intersex conditions. These are complex conditions that demand high standards of care and treatment by all healthcare professionals involved with the management of these psychological, medical and surgical problems. Contributions from leading international experts from a wide range of disciplines, aims to distil their wealth of expertise and to provide the best possible advice and recommendations for medical intervention. Issues such as the psychological well-being of the patient, the need for informed consent and the right to know one's diagnosis. Patients and their families expect high standards of care, communication and consultation, and this book will help doctors achieve this. Emphasising the multidisciplinary approach to healthcare, this is essential reading for specialists in paediatric and adolescent gynaecology, reproductive endocrinologists, paediatric and plastic surgeons, and clinical geneticists.


2005 British Medical Association Highly Commended in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology category


‘… highly recommended.‘

Source: Scottish Genital Anomalies Network

‘this is an important book for all health care professionals with a specific interest in the gynaecology of the first two decades of life, and those who work in assisted reproduction.’

Source: Human Fertility

‘This is an attractive hardback that will sit well in one's private study, medical library or hospital department. the contents are well set out and the index is accurate and helpful. The topics are wide ranging, from teaching and training to fertility preservation before cancer therapy.‘

Source: The Obstretician and Gynaecology Journal

‘Whilst this is an academic reference book … anyone working in these fields and wanting to learn more about these rare conditions or to improve their care and treatment of patients substantially it should be a text of first choice as it includes the latest research and approaches. Students would well benefit from reading as it‘s easy to digest and clearly laid out, pictures and diagrams are relevant, clear and concise. My rating for this book is highly recommended!!!‘

Source: Genetic Interest Group Today

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