Starting with a section on basic science, the text is divided into six sections that explain female health needs and their management from the early years to old age. The self–assessment section is now a separate chapter, and includes Extended Matching Questions (EMQs), scenarios for practical history taking for the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
Part 1 looks at female reproductive anatomy and physiology.
Part 2 covers the puberty and menstrual problems of young women, sub–fertility, pregnancy prevention, and sexual problems.
Part 3 examines the reproductive years including pregnancy and childbirth.
Part 4 covers the mature woman including menstrual problems of the older woman and pelvic pain.
Part 5 discusses the older woman including the menopause, incontinence and malignancy including breast cancer.
Part 6 demonstrates the importance of public health statistics on the provision of services in obstetrics and gynaecology.
Now in two–colour throughout, with a new colour plate section, Lecture Notes: Obstetrics and Gynaecology covers the core material needed for O&G courses, written specifically for medical students, nursing students, junior doctors on the Foundation Programme and the first two years of specialist training, midwives, and GPs.
PART 1 The Woman.
2 The woman as a patient.
PART 2 The Young Woman.
3 Puberty and menstrual problems of young women.
5 Pregnancy prevention.
6 Benign disease, genital tract infections and sexual problems.
PART 3 The Reproductive Years.
7 The mother and fetus in pregnancy.
8 Bleeding in pregnancy.
9 The antenatal period.
10 Diseases of pregnancy.
11 Diseases in pregnancy.
12 Normal labour.
13 Abnormal labour.
15 The newborn.
PART 4 The Mature Woman.
16 Abnormal vaginal blood loss.
17 Pelvic pain.
18 Breast disease.
19 Screening for gynaecological cancer.
PART 5 The Older Woman.
20 Malignant gynaecological conditions.
21 The menopause.
22 Pelvic floor disorders.
PART 6 Audit of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
23 Statistics of reproductive medicine.