Synopses & Reviews
Pick up the book that everyone is talking about: todayand#8217;s most invaluable resource guide for every woman who needs more time to talk with her doctor. Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a gynecologist in practice for more than 25 years, has written the most up-to-date and readily accessible guide available for women wanting to know more than just what their hurried doctorand#8217;s visit allows. This guide includes explanations of how exactly the body works, problems that may arise, and comprehensive solutions for women of all ages who are concerned with their reproductive health.
and#147;An outstanding book. . . . The authors write clearly and as though speaking directly to patients. Information is practical, based on current research, and never demeaning to women. . . . Essential.and#8221;and#151;Choice
and#147;A wonderful book about womenand#8217;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.and#8221;and#151;Valerie Harper
This book is 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 gynecologist practicing 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. With warmth and understanding, Dr. Minkin and coauthor Carol V. Wright respond to questions about the gynecological issues that concern women today, including sexual activity, contraception, and family planning. Readers of The Yale Guide to Women's Reproductive Health will learn how the female body works, what problems may arise, and what solutions are available--in short, they will become better prepared to participate in their own health care and to make healthy decisions.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 412-431) and index.
About the Author
Mary Jane Minkin, M.D.
, is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in the New Haven area. She is regularly interviewed in Glamour, Good Housekeeping, Parents,
and other magazines. Carol V. Wright, Ph.D.
, writes on topics related to womenand#8217;s health, travel, and cooking.
Table of Contents
Your reproductive system and how it works -- You and your gynecologist -- Menstruation: problems and possible solutions -- Premenstrual syndrome -- Contraceptive choices and responsibilities -- Vaginitis and urinary tract infections -- Sexually transmitted diseases -- Fibroids and endometriosis -- Cervical, ovarian, and endometrial cancer -- Breast health -- Planning for pregnancy -- Fertility and infertility -- Abortion, miscarriage, and ectopic pregnancy -- Sex and society -- Lifestyle issues.