The goal of this issue of Gastroenterology Clinics is to present GI diseases which affect women uniquely, such as pelvic floor problems and pregnancy related disorders, or which require a more considered approach such as functional bowel disease or autoimmune processes. It will also address the position of women and female gastroenterologists in the health system as a whole. This issue is published at an exciting, transitional time in the future of gastroenterology, as we adjust approaches for the assessment of disease in a large portion of our patient population, and as we address the challenges in practicing medicine based on the uniqueness of specific populations.
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2. Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Female Patients
3. Chronic Constipation
4. Fecal Incontinence and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in Women: A Review
5. Upper Gastrointestinal Tract Motility Disorders in Women, Gastroparesis, and Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
6. Complex Relationships Between Food, Diet, and the Microbiome
7. Gastrointestinal Diseases in Pregnancy: Nausea, Vomiting, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, Constipation, and Diarrhea
8. Pregnancy and the Patient with Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Fertility, Treatment, Delivery, and Complications
9. Caring for Women with Inflammatory Bowel Disease
10. Obesity in Women: The Clinical Impact on Gastrointestinal and Reproductive Health and Disease Management
11. Metabolic Bone Disease in Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
12. Women with Cirrhosis: Prevalence, Natural History, and Management
13. Hepatitis B in the Female Population
14. View from the Top: Perspectives on Women in Gastroenterology from Society Leaders
Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Professor of Clinical Medicine