Planned parenthood - and its associated reproductive and sexual healthcare issues - has massive socioeconomic and demographic consequences worldwide. Modern contraception played a major role in the emancipation of women and has huge potential for a sustainable future world population. Yet it is a medical topic which always raises controversy, with serious ethical, religious and cultural overtones. This is an authoritative guide for all those working in reproductive healthcare. Highly practical, evidence-based, with enough detail to inform effective clinical practice, the book is structured on a lifestage approach, mirroring everyday experience of practitioners. All forms of contraceptives are covered in detail, with guidance on prescribing, the advantages and disadvantages of various techniques, and possible complications. The wider field of reproductive healthcare including subfertility and sexual assault are also covered. An ideal guide to contraception for trainees in obstetrics and gynaecology, primary care physicians and nurse-practitioners.
Paula Briggs is Contraceptive Lead, Southport and Ormskirk Hospital NHS Trust, Southport, UK. Gabor Kovacs is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Monash University, and Honorary Consultant to Family Planning Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. John Guillebaud is Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College London, London, UK.
Foreword; Preface; 1. What do women want from their contraceptives ... and what we can offer Johannes Bitzer; 2. Myths and misconceptions about sex and con(tra)ception Rik H. W. van Lunsen; 3. The history of contraception Lesley Smith; 4. Physiology of the menstrual cycle, and natural family planning Gabor Kovacs and Paula Briggs; 5. The oestrogen component of currently-used steroidal contraceptives David Crook; 6. The risk of oestrogens in contraceptives Sven O. Skouby; 7. Progestogens used in contraceptives Susanna Hall and Ailsa Gebbie; 8. The contraceptive consultation Caroline Harvey, Kathleen Mcnamee and Deborah Bateman; 9. Menarche and associated problems Mary Hernon and Vicky Sephton; 10. Adolescence - contraception in the teenage years Kathy French; 11. The twentysomething Paula Briggs; 12. Contraception in the thirtysomethings Anne Szarewski; 13. Contraception in the fortysomethings Sunanda Gupta and Ali A. Kubba; 14. The fiftysomething Marie-Odile Gerval, Nicholas Panay and Paula Briggs; 15. What is the risk of cancer with hormonal contraception? Philip C. Hannaford and Lisa Iversen; 16. New developments in female sterilisation Gabor Kovacs and Paula Briggs; 17. Male sterilisation Tina Peers and Tony Feltblower; 18. Emergency contraception Anne Connolly and Lynne Garforth; 19. Sexually transmissible infections and pelvic pain, what you really need to know Mike Abbott; 20. Medical termination of pregnancy Kristina Gemzell-Danielsson; 21. Surgical termination of pregnancy Kate Guthrie; 22. Primary care treatment of subfertility, and what every health professional needs to know about Assisted Reproductive Technology Gabor Kovacs; 23. Sexual assault Catherine White; 24. Future developments in contraception Jean-Jacques Amy; Index.