The Pill and other forms of hormonal contraception by John Guillebaud

The Pill and other forms of hormonal contraception

byJohn Guillebaud, Anne Macgregor

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Used by over 200 million women since the 1960s, the Pill is one of the most commonly prescribed medicines - and has repeatedly been established as one of the least harmful ever formulated. However, there are some risks, and a number of "Pill Scares" have been reported in the media - oftencausing women to give up the Pill without finding a satisfactory alternative.More choices than ever are now available to users of hormonal contraception, and it can be difficult for doctors or family planning workers to find the time for detailed discussion with existing or new users.Women of all ages, whether they are existing users of or new to hormonal contraception, will find realistic, practical, and trustworthy guidance in this book to help them to make their own informed decisions. It will also be indispensable to health professionals as a concise, balanced overview. Thisuser-friendly book contains extensive and unbiased advice and information on the Pill, along with other hormonal alternatives such as implants, injections and patches.

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John Guillebaud is Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College London. Until 2003 he was the Medical Director of the Margaret Pyke Centre for Family Planning and is currently a vasectomy surgeon at the Churchill Hospital, Oxford. He acts as a consultant to the World Health Organization (WHO) and o...
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Title:The Pill and other forms of hormonal contraceptionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:200 pages, 7.72 × 5.08 × 0.02 inPublished:September 9, 2009Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199565767

ISBN - 13:9780199565764

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Table of Contents

Part 1 - Your choice of contraception1. Why take the Pill?2. What is the Pill?3. What about other methods of contraception?Part 2 - Keeping it safe4. What causes the effects of the Pill?5. What are the benefits?6. What are the unwanted side-effects?7. What about blood clots, hearts attacks, and strokes?8. What about cancer?9. Who can and who can't take the Pill?Part 3 - Taking the Pill10. How do I get the Pill?11. How do I start the Pill?12. How do I take the Pill?13. What if I forget a Pill?14. What else can make the Pill less effective?15. What if I get side-effects?16. Which Pill should I choose?Part 4 - Other types of Pill17. The progestogen-only Pill18. Emergency contraception19. The male Pill

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"The facts as far as they are known about the "pill", are contained within this book, written in a clear understandable fashion for the interested reader whether she wants to clarify a single point of interest or concern or if she wants to increase her general knowledge around contraception.The language is readable and jargon free, but not light in detail. This is an excellent resource for women and should be highly recommended by Family Planning doctors." --Alison Bigrigg, President, Faculty of Family Planning, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London