Women’s Health in Clinical Practice

A Handbook for Primary Care

  • Amy L. Clouse
  • Katherine Sherif

Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Lynda M. Bascelli
    Pages 1-18
  3. Janice E. Nevin, Deborah Ehrenthal
    Pages 29-46
  4. Colleen Veloski
    Pages 47-69
  5. Susan Mather
    Pages 71-96
  6. Leonore Tiefer
    Pages 97-104
  7. Deborah M. Bethards, Ann Ouyang
    Pages 105-123
  8. Harriette M. Scarpero, Tamara G. Bavendam
    Pages 125-153
  9. Ronald A. Codario
    Pages 155-182
  10. Katherine Sherif
    Pages 183-198
  11. Amy L. Clouse
    Pages 199-212
  12. Lori Jardines
    Pages 213-249
  13. M. Hamed Farooqi, Serge A. Jabbour
    Pages 251-272
  14. Barbara J. Steinberg, Laura Minsk, Joan I. Gluch, Susanne K. Giorgio
    Pages 273-293
  15. Amy L. Clouse
    Pages 295-316
  16. Brenda J. Butler
    Pages 317-353
  17. Connie Mitchell, Deirdre Anglin
    Pages 355-384
  18. Back Matter
    Pages 385-395

About this book


Traditionally, women’s health has been synonymous with obstetrics and gynecology. With the exception of Family Medicine physicians who are trained in obstetric and gynecologic issues, most primary care physicians have received little training in reproductive health issues even though they care for women and girls. In recent years, there has been growing recognition that sex differences do exist between the organ systems of women and men, and research about male and female physiologic differences has bolstered the growing body of knowledge about sex differences. Women’s Health: A Handbook for Primary Care presents the most recent changes in current research and provides the reader with an easily accessible reference to common women’s health issues. The topics in this text range from health problems that largely affect only women, like cervical cancer and breast disease, to health problems that present differently in women than in men, such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Chapters on polycystic ovary syndrome and oral health issues address health problems that bring together multiple organ systems including reproductive, cardiovascular and dental health. There are also useful chapters not typically found in primary care texts like eating disorders, interpersonal violence and sexual health. Women’s Health: A Handbook for Primary Care is succinct, well organized, and contains easily understood, practical information for the most common health problems seen in women. This volume is a valuable text for anyone who practices primary care medicine.


Diabetes Internal medicine care contraception family medicine gastroenterology gynecology hospital incontinence medicine menopause osteoporosis prevention primary care urinary incontinence

Editors and affiliations

  • Amy L. Clouse
    • 1
  • Katherine Sherif
    • 2
  1. 1.Family Medicine Residency ProgramAbington Memorial HospitalAbington
  2. 2.Department of MedicineDrexel University College of MedicinePhiladelphia

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