Reproductive Health Care for Women and Babies

Hardcover | May 1, 1995

EditorBenjamin P. Sachs, Richard Beard, Emile Papiernik

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A recent Harris Poll revealed some disturbing aspects of the current state of health care provision for women and children. The poll dealt with issues as diverse as clincial examinations and communication between women and their doctors. Such issues, long ignored or under-appreciated bymedical researchers, clinicians, and public policy makers, are increasingly receiving attention, not only from public health experts, but also from politicians, pressure groups, and the media. Reproductive Health Care for Women and Babies addresses all the medical and societal aspects of health care that go to form public health policy for women. The editors have assembled an international team of contributors who provide the reader with a truly global picture of the issues involved.These features combine to provide a much better understanding of the health care needs of women. Doctors will be able to take a broader view of their role, beyond the traditional one of diagnosis and treatment, and allow to communicate more effectively their individual and collective views. Such areorientation is essential if physicians are to assume their proper role at the centre of the formation of public health policy. For anybody involved in providing health care for women and children this book is essential reading.

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A recent Harris Poll revealed some disturbing aspects of the current state of health care provision for women and children. The poll dealt with issues as diverse as clincial examinations and communication between women and their doctors. Such issues, long ignored or under-appreciated bymedical researchers, clinicians, and public poli...

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The formulation of health-care policies takes place in a climate of constant pressure and conflicting priorities: from physicians, administrators, insurance companies, legislators, and not least the patients themselves. Not surprisingly, there is often considerable disparity between the provision of health care for women, and what wome...

Benjamin Sachs is at Beth Israel Hospital, Harvard University Hospital, Boston. Emile Papiernik is at Baudeloque Hospital, Paris.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:488 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.22 inPublished:May 1, 1995Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

PrefaceMary Ellen Avery: Evolving role of children in our societyI. Changing Health Ricks for Women over their Lifecycle1. Cristine Russell: The health risks women face2. Bruce Kessel: Reproductive cycles in women: The impact on quality of life3. Roxane Gardner: Female adolescent health care: international perspective4. Willard Cates, Jr.: Sexually transmitted diseases3. Deborah Cotton: AIDS in women6. Jonathan Niloff and Jocelyn Chamberlain: Screening for cancer in women7. David Chapin: Benign gynecological conditions, changing indications for surgeryII. Family Planning and Fertility8. Luigi Mastroianni, Jr.: Contraception9. Herbert B. Peterson and Lynne S. Wilcox: Female sterilization10. Stanley Henshaw: Induced abortion11. Carl Wood and Karen Dawson: Assisted fertilizationIII. Maternal Health Care12. Lorraine V. Klerman and Irwin R. Merkatz: Maternity-related health care in the U.S.A.13. R.H. Philpott: Maternal health care in the developing world14. R.W. Beard and Jean Chapple: An evaluation of maternity services15. Allan Rosenfield: Maternal mortality and morbidity16. Thorkild F. Nielsen: Cesarean sectionIV. Pregnancy and Prevention of Adverse Infant Outcomes17. Roger K. Freeman: Evaluation of monitoring techniques in pregnancy18. Wendy Chavkin: Substance abuse in pregnancy19. Emile Papiernik: Prevention of preterm birth in France20. Catherine S. Peckham: Infections in pregnancy that may affect the development of the baby21. Philip R. Reilly: Screening for the abnormal babyV. Impact of Adverse Infant Outcomes22. Paul H. Wise: Infant mortality: confronting disciplinary fragmentation in research and policy23. Robert L. Goldenburg: Small for gestational age infants24. Karin B. Nelson: Cerebral palsyepilogue by Sir Donald Acheson25. Shoo K. Lee: Neonatal intensive careVI. Obstetrics and Public Policy26. Benjamin P. Sachs and Bruce Korf: Human genome project: implications for practising obstetricians27. Alan Pinshaw and Howard Hiatt: Professional liability and the practice of obstetrics

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" I would recommend this book for residents, practitioners and administrators who are involved in women's health." Annals of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (vol.29,no.3, April 1996)