The discipline of obstetrics and gynaecology, which dates back many centuries, is unique in that care is extended to every stage in a woman’s life. More recently there have been significant scientific advancements and technological inventions that have transformed the health and care of women. Essential Gynaecology aims to deliver core knowledge aligned with clinical application for the treatment of relevant gynaecological conditions.
Essential Gynaecology is written by various specialists from South African obstetrics and gynaecology departments. Each chapter is written with dedication and has been carefully selected to fulfil curriculum requirements. Topics covered include gynaecological history and examination, contraception, abnormal uterine bleeding, gynaecological infections, benign and malignant gynaecological conditions, infertility, female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse, menopause, sexual violence against females and termination of pregnancy. In addition to covering basic content, the text also includes colour photos and multiple choice questions for self-assessment.
Essential Gynaecology offers fundamental information for the MBChB programme in gynaecology and responds to a need for a defined focus area. It is recommended for medical students, medical officers, associate clinicians, interns, medical practitioners and OB-GYN registrars.
Chapter 1 Anatomy of the female reproductive system
Chapter 2 Female and male reproductive physiology and puberty
Chapter 3 Gynaecological history and examination
Chapter 4 Basic gynaecological ultrasound
Chapter 5 Contraception
Chapter 6 Abnormal uterine bleeding
Chapter 7 Leiomyomata of the uterus
Chapter 8 Gynaecological infections
Chapter 9 HIV and gynaecology
Chapter 10 Early pregnancy complications
Chapter 11 Benign gynaecological conditions
Chapter 12 Gynaecological malignancies
Chapter 13 Approach to infertility
Chapter 14 Amenorrhoea, ovulatory dysfunction and polycystic ovarian syndrome
Chapter 15 Dysmenorrhoea and chronic pelvic pain
Chapter 16 Endometriosis
Chapter 17 Female urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse
Chapter 18 Female sexual dysfunction
Chapter 19 Menopause
Chapter 20 Sexual violence against females
Chapter 21 Termination of pregnancy
Chapter 22 Bioethical principles of clinical care
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