"The Yale Guide to Women's Reproductive Health" by Mary Jane Minkin

The Yale Guide to Women's Reproductive Health From Menarche to Menopause Mary Jane Minkin, Carol V. Wright, Ph.D.

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
03 Jun 2003
ISBN:
9780300098204
Dimensions:
416 pages: 234 x 178 x 38mm
Illustrations:
33 illustrations, bibliog references, index

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A gynaecologist explains how to make the best choices for female reproductive health in this easy-to-read guide. It is designed for every woman who has wished for an unhurried, personal conversation with a sympathetic doctor who will answer her questions about reproductive health. Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a gynaecologist practising for more than 25 years, presents a complete and up-to-date guide to a healthy reproductive system for women in their teens through middle age. The volume responds to questions about the gynaecological issues that concern women today, including sexual activity, contraception and family planning. It covers how the female body works, what problems may arise and what solutions are available; in short, it seeks to enable women to become better prepared to participate in their own health care and to make healthy decisions.

Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynaecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in the New Haven area. She is widely known in the field of gynaecology and is interviewed regularly on public radio and by other media. She writes a monthly column for Prevention magazine. Carol V. Wright, Ph.D., writes on topics related to women's health, travel, and cooking, and is the author of two books in the Blue Guide series: New York and Museums and Galleries of New York.

“A clear, readable, and comprehensive book that explains things you never learned in school—but should have—about your body.”—Alan H. DeCherney, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles

“In this time of so much controversy in women’s health, The Yale Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health takes the lead in clearing up confusing issues that are very important to women.”—Kristen Zarfos, MD, FACS, Medical Director, University of Connecticut Women’s Health Program, and assistant professor of surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington

"A sensible and comprehensive reference whether for planning a visit to the doctor or seeking everyday information on the workings of the female body."—Manushag N. Powell, Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles

“A wonderful book about women’s health issues of crucial importance to us all, particularly the young. While extremely informative, it is written with candor, wisdom, humor, and love. Perfect for my teenage daughter.”—Valerie Harper

"An outstanding book that should be in every library, including elementary schools, for the benefit of teachers and school nurses. The authors write clearly and as though speaking directly to patients. Information is practical, based on current research, and never demeaning to women. . . . Essential."—Choice

“This comprehensive book addresses nearly every aspect of reproductive health in readable, straightforward language. The authors provide the scientific background women need to make vital personal decisions about sexual activity, contraception, family planning and maintaining reproductive health.”—Yale Medicine

Selected by Choice Magazine as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2003