By Errol R. Norwitz

This comprehensively up to date re-creation presents a radical and dynamically-illustrated evaluation of the feminine reproductive organs, care of the feminine while pregnant, childbirth and the postnatal interval. it's clinically appropriate, with a spotlight on diagnosing, coping with and treating problems and abnormalities and is absolutely aligned with scientific university curricula.

Obstetrics and Gynecology at a Glance:
• Recaps easy heritage taking, anatomy and endocrinology and specializes in clinically proper information
• Covers each one subject in a double-page unfold, jam-packed with charts, graphs, images and visuals
• Includes completely up-to-date sections on reproductive endocrinology, infertility and urogynecology

The better half web site at positive factors interactive flashcards, case reports and multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

Obstetrics and Gynecology at a Glance is the ideal advisor for clinical scholars, junior medical professionals and midwives, and is perfect for these embarking on scientific rotations and the clerkship.

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Published 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 25 per 1000 18 per 1000 37 per 1000 30 per 1000 • Definition. A surgical procedure that is aimed at permanently blocking or removing part of the female or male genital tracts to prevent fertilization. • Frequency. The most common method of family planning worldwide. More than 220 million couples use surgical sterilization for contraception, 90% of whom live in developing countries. • Ratio of female : male sterilization is 3 : 1. • Risks. All patients undergoing surgical sterilization should be aware of the nature, efficacy, safety, and complications of the operation as well as alternative methods of contraception.

Abortion rates (per 1,000 women aged 15–44) vary from 12 in western Europe to 32 in Latin America. • Half the abortions worldwide are considered unsafe. Unsafe abortion accounts for an estimated 13% of all maternal deaths. History • Abortion has a long history and has been induced by various methods over the centuries, including herbal abortifacients, physical trauma, and insertion of non-surgical instruments (knitting needles, clothes hangers) into the uterus. These methods are rarely seen in developed countries where medical and surgical abortion is legal and available.

Supracervical hysterectomy is a modification performed by amputating the cervix after ligation of the uterine vessels and suturing the distal stump. • Complications. Bleeding, infection, distal ureteral injury, postoperative ileus. Salpingo-oophorectomy • Indications. Benign ovarian tumors, gynecologic malignancy, pelvic pain, numerous others. • Technique. The retroperitoneal space is entered and the infundibulopelvic (IP) ligament is clamped above the ureter. The broad ligament attachments are dissected distally and the utero-ovarian ligament divided.

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