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101. Hormonal Health: Nutritional and
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102. Doppler Ultrasound in Gynecology
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103. A Textbook of In Vitro Fertilization
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104. Reproductive Health and Human
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105. A Practical Guide to Ultrasound
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107. A Clinical Guide for Contraception
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101. Hormonal Health: Nutritional and Hormonal Strategies for Emotional Well-Being & Intellectual Longevity
by Michael Colgan
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Catlog: Book (1996-05-01)
Publisher: Apple Tree Publishing Co., Ltd.
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5-0 out of 5 stars hormonal health
finaly a book that is dealing with the hormonal diseases on every hormones (for woman, and for man as well), and tells you how to heal it in the nutrition-way,plus suplements.this book is also a book that explaining to you how hormones realy work, why, and what is the nutrition, and nutrients are involved in balancing them, and what is the conection among the complex hormones with the orthomolecular-nutrition therapy,-concerning natural hormone therapy(not replacement).as a therapist i must admit that only after i learned this book, my understanding on the complex hormones cooperation, and how to treat it the right way, became more accurate and more fast resoults with my patients. this book is also for a non proffetional as well as for the proffetional.

5-0 out of 5 stars revolutionary!
Anyone can benefit greatly from this book Powerful knowledge is presented in great form.

5-0 out of 5 stars Unbelievable!!!
I have been studying Human Nutrition for over 14 years and have found no other who understands the intricacies and sheer importance of proper hormonal balance through good nutition. Proper hormonal balance is the single most important aspect to living a healthy mental and physical life. All represented with solid scientific research, Dr. Colgan explains in an easy to read format the simple Do's and Dont's for making your health the best it can be. So don't lose anymore time. Take charge of your health now and experience for yourself the unbelievable feeling from having a hormonally healthy body and mind.

5-0 out of 5 stars An excellent book!
This book is one of the best I have read on improving a person's health, mood and overall sense of well being. It is written in a format that any body can understand. Dr. Colgan does an excellent job in providing scientific proof for his claims. I recommend this book for all age groups.

4-0 out of 5 stars A well-organized synthesis of various hormonal theories
Dr. Colgan debunks various hormone replacement strategies and reccommends his own program of hierarchical restoration of youthful hormonal levels. Dr. Colgan believes that his approach will inhibit aging and improve the quality of a patient's life. Abundant literature citations are paired with a highly accessible writing style. Dr. Colgan strongly emphasizes that no hormonal manipulations should be undertaken without the advice and cooperation of one's own physician. Reccommended for those who are interested in the subject of life extension ... Read more

102. Doppler Ultrasound in Gynecology and Obstetrics
by Christof, Md. Sohn, Hans-Joachim, Md. Voigt, Klaus, Md. Vetter, Christof Sohn, HANS-JOACHIM VOIGT, KLAUS VETTER
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103. A Textbook of In Vitro Fertilization and Assisted Reproduction: The Bourn Hall Guide to Clinical and Laboratory Practice
by Bourn Hall Clinic
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Asin: 1850700001
Catlog: Book (1999-04-15)
Publisher: CRC Press-Parthenon Publishers
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This is an enlarged, updated, color-illustrated new edition of the definitive clinical reference on in vitro fertilization and assisted reproduction. It contains 37 chapters by top-ranked specialists from around the world covering every aspect of investigation and therapeutic options as taught and practiced at the world-famous Bourn Hall Clinic. Large format, double-column pages. Includes bibliographic references, procedures, protocols and information sheets, and index. ... Read more

104. Reproductive Health and Human Rights: Integrating Medicine, Ethics, and Law (Issues in Biomedical Ethics)
by Rebecca J. Cook, Bernard M. Dickens, Mahmoud F. Fathalla
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Rebecca Cook, Bernard Dickens, and Mahmoud Fathalla, leading international authorities on reproductive medicine, human rights, medical law, and bioethics, integrate their disciplines to provide an accessible but comprehensive introduction to reproductive and sexual health.They analyze fifteen case-studies, representing a wide array of recurrent problems, focusing particularly on resource-poor settings. Approaches to resolution are considered at clinical and health system levels. They also consider the kinds of social change that would relieve the underlying conditions of reproductive health dilemmas. ... Read more

105. A Practical Guide to Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
by Eric E. Sauerbrei, Khanh T. Nguyen, Robert L. Nolan
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Catlog: Book (1998-01-15)
Publisher: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
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Revised, updated, and expanded to twice its original size, thishandy atlas is a complete ready-reference guide to obstetric andgynecologic ultrasound and sonographic evaluation of the fetus. Itdepicts the ultrasound appearances of normal anatomic structures aswell as the abnormalities most commonly encountered in clinicalpractice. The Second Edition features over 700 ultrasound scans--morethan twice as many as the previous edition--and new chapters onscanning techniques; infertility; amniocentesis and chorionic villussampling; and the maternal abdomen and pelvis in pregnancy.The bookcontains invaluable information on making accurate fetal measurementsand calculations. Both the chapter on measurements and calculations anda special appendix present the most routinely used fetal measurements,along with abbreviated tables, graphs, and computer programs designedfor programmable pocket computers--all of which can be used to deriveclinically useful parameters such as fetal weight estimations. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars OBGYN and Fetal Ultrasound
I enjoyed this book as well as its predecessor.It is very readable. It is chock full of important information. It is easy to carry around. It has cogent tables. I recommend it to all our residents as the best fast-reading OB/GYN USbook they can obtain for board preparation

it's been very usefull in my everyday use of my USG set, and very helpfull in making diagnosis in my private clinic. Thank for the authors for being too much specific in what they mean. I recommend this book for who is searching a very usefull manual for understanding and paracticising the USG in their private use Jair Barbosa - Brasil ... Read more

106. Reproductive Issues in America: A Reference Handbook (Contemporary World Issues)
by Janna C. Merrick, Robert H. Blank
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Publisher: ABC-Clio Inc
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107. A Clinical Guide for Contraception
by Leon Speroff, Philip D., MD Darney, Lisa Million, Leon, MD Speroff
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108. Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology
by Frank A. Chervenak, Glenn C. Isaacson, Stuart Campbell
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Catlog: Book (1992-11-01)
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
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109. Sex in the Future : The Reproductive Revolution and How it Will Change Us
by Robin Baker
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Catlog: Book (2001-07-11)
Publisher: Arcade Publishing
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Average Customer Review: 3.33 out of 5 stars
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Provocative and often shocking, Sex in the Future examines how advances in reproductive technology will change human behavior. In-vitro fertilization and surrogate motherhood could mean the end not only of infertility but also of the need for men and women to form relationships or for women to interrupt careers for pregnancy. Sperm and egg storage mean people can literally shop for genes, while cloning, egg-egg fertilization, and other techniques will lead to fertility on demand in a Reproduction Restaurant. What will all our choices be, and how far down this road do we want to travel? ... Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Disappointing
Robin Baker had a true winner with "Sperm Wars" but his more recent book on reproduction and family life in the future is far from convincing. His predictions about sexual behavior in the future are in a nutshell based on a couple of fundamental premises:

1. Those who can afford it (and Baker predicts that most of us in the near future can), will at a young age have either their eggs surgically removed or donate their sperm and have them stored in a "gamete bank". With the help of in vitro fertilization and other methods widely available in the future this will allow the separation of reproduction and sex. A human dream may finally come true, we overcome nature, we will be freed from our animalistic instincts and can enjoy the act without the possible "remorse" 9 months later.

2. DNA testing will make it always possible to determine the biological father of a child. The father will have to pay child support based on his income (and the number of children he already fathered), the mother who will receive the support will be financially secure. Baker predicts that men may actually have the most to lose when a women gives birth to a child, because the man's child support will make it attractive for women to have children. Actually, women may trick wealthy men into unprotected sex to be able to collect child support money from that individual. Baker describes this as a dramatic change to the current situation where it is usually the women who have the burden of raising and supporting a child, while receiving little or no child support from the fathers.

Baker's theories are based on what may be scientifically and biologically possible in the future. With the exception of human cloning, most of the reproductive methods described in his book are already available and may just need slight improvements and cost reduction to become feasible. However, Baker only occasionally admits that our evolutionary heritage may render all his predictions of future reproduction and sex life null and void. Will women really just go to the surgeon and have all their eggs removed to be able to reproduce at a later time with or without a sex-partner or to enjoy unprotected sex? As this is highly questionable and definitely arguable Baker does little to convince the reader that his predictions of future sex and family life are indeed the right ones. Where Baker's predictions really could do with some substantiation is on his assumption that women will easily be able to collect child support from the biological fathers of their children, shifting the burden (at least the financial) of child raising from the mother to the father. Baker does not address how such a system of child support collection would or could work. What makes Baker think that the women in the future would not have the same difficulty that exists today in getting the deadbeat fathers to pay their child support? Would all men upon birth have to submit cell samples to an international agency that creates a DNA footprint of that individual and any woman or child support agency can tap into the database to look for a biological father for a child? Aside from the privacy issues, that could only theoretically work as all nations, all laws and all religions would have to support such an agency and its enforcement actions. Hard to imagine.

Baker's book is thought provoking and some of the methods he describes will likely become part of the future of human reproduction. Unfortunately, Baker does little to convince the reader that it will be as widespread as he predicts. He certainly can do better.

5-0 out of 5 stars A provocative, informative examincation of choices & trends.
How will the new reproductive revolution change society and sexuality in the future? Sex in the Future covers such topics as in-vitro fertilization choices, surrogate motherhood, gamete storage, and the marketing of gene characteristics alike, covering the new choices and ethical concerns brought by the new technologies. A provocative examination of current and future choices.

4-0 out of 5 stars The Culture War is about to get hot!
Sex in the Future is a provocative survey of the new reproductive technologies coming down the pipeline in the next few decades. The science is straightforward and should be a shock only to the traditional-minded. Where Baker truly pushes the envelope is in his extrapolation of how these technologies will redefine the family in the 21st Century. Baker sees the end of the nuclear family - already fading today - being replaced with widespread single parent families and temporary partnerships. While something like this could happen in Europe, it may have a tougher time gaining popularity in a more religious America. But then, given the impact of thirty years of divorce, feminism, and gay rights, the family has already been radically redefined here. If technology and politics develop as Baker predicts, future families could be stranger than we know. One can only hope that the children will turn out happy.

What's perhaps most unsettling about the book are the vignettes that Baker uses to introduce each chapter. The characters in each of these stories are often selfish, materialistic, and Machiavellian, featuring women trying to trap wealthy men into fathering children, and men trying to avoid responsibility for the children they sire. And rarely do we see anything like affection or love, something you would think as being fundamental to a discussion about families. One could argue that Baker is showing extreme examples of human behavior in order to show the potential consequences of the technologies and institutions he discusses. But even so, the fictional sections are alarming enough to add more fuel to a controversial subject.

In spite of this, Sex in the Future is full of intriguing ideas and radical possibilities. It makes you think about the future, and that's always a good thing. ... Read more

110. Management of Common Problems in Obstetrics and Gynecology
by Daniel R. Mishell, Daniel R., Jr., Md. Mishell, T. Murphy Goodwin, Paul F. Brenner
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Catlog: Book (2001-02-15)
Publisher: Blackwell Publishers
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The fourth edition of this practical reference features 16 new chapters that cover the very latest in such new areas as:

Cervial ripening and induction of labor

Genetic counseling

Adhesion prevention

Medical Abortifacients

HIV in pregnancy

Endoscopic Surgery

The author brings together a group of contributors with extensive clinical experience in treating obstetric and gynecologic disorders. The result is this insightful book to educate you on the most current and effective evaluation and treatment options available.

A concise, practical guide to the diagnosis and management of common problems found in obstetrics and gynecology and its subspecialties ... Read more

111. Clinical Gynecologic Endocrinology and Infertility
by Leon Speroff, Robert H. Glass, Nathan G. Kase
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Catlog: Book (1999-06-15)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent reference!
This text offers a straight-forward reference to assist in the management of gyn problems I commonly encounter as a Family Doctor. It goes into great detail about anatomy and physiology of gynecologic problems yet is well-organized for use as a "quick reference". For example, it took less than a minute to find the section on hirsuitism to refresh my memory as to what the initial work-up should consist of.

5-0 out of 5 stars A must have for anyone involved in basic infertility
This is an incredible book. Speroff is still the king when it comes to infertility. In our OB/Gyn setting we refer to it many times in our treatment of basic infertiltiy and have had great success following the guidelines given by Speroff. It should be on the bookshelf of anyone who treats basic infertility!!

5-0 out of 5 stars DEFINITELY A MUST HAVE
This is one of the bibles of the OB/GYN resident. Excellent reference for the in-service exams. Simple diagrams & tables make this text readable and easy to understand. ... Read more

112. Facilitating the Genetic Counseling Process: A Practice Manual
by Patricia McCarthy Vech, Bonnie S. Leroy, Dianne M. Bartels, Patricia McCarthy Veach, Bonnie Leroy
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Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Every parent hopes for a healthy, "normal" baby, but not all babies fall into that category. On a daily basis, genetic counselors help clients, at whatever stage of intended or actual pregnancy, navigate both the purely clincial manifestations of a complicated birth and the short and long term emotional impact. This manual helps students learn how to guide clients through this complex and difficult process. Designed to help students learn these basic counseling skills, FACILITATING THE GENETIC COUNSELING PROCESS takes a "how to" approach to these complex and emotionally charged client interactions. ... Read more

113. Raging Hormones: Do They Rule Our Lives?
by Gail Vines
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Catlog: Book (1994-04-01)
Publisher: University of California Press
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Are menopausal women happier if they have hormonereplacementtherapy? Does testosterone make men more aggressive than women? Are hormones responsible for homosexuality? Is fatness caused by hormones? Hormonesthe very word conjures images of distraught women sufferingfrompremenstrual tension or menopausal instability. Can a man blame hisbehavior onthe fact that he's a man"the testosterone made me do it?" The beliefthat ourhormones control how we behave runs deep in both scientific and popularculture. Now Gail Vines examines this enduring belief, and her timely studyilluminatesthe differences in the perceived role of hormones in women and men'slives. Sexual deviance, stress, athletic prowess, criminal behavior, eatingdisordersthese and other conditions are commonly linked to the effectsofhormones. Circadian rhythms, light, sleep, as well as socialenvironment, caninfluence the intricate chemical flow within our bodies. Vines looks atthe manyways that hormones are now being used to gain control over our lives.Shediscusses hormone replacement therapy for menopausal women and thecurrentnotions that homosexuals are born with a "hormonally imprinted gaybrain." Being at the mercy of certain hormones, and thus potentially out ofcontrol, ispart of the popular image of "being a woman." The issue of control andtheanxieties surrounding difference and equality form the leitmotif ofRagingHormones. In questioning the easy promise of a "hormonal fix," GailVines alertsus to one of the most challenging arenas of contemporary social andscientificdebate. ... Read more

114. Unzipped Genes: Taking Charge of Baby-Making in the New Millennium (America in Transition - Radical Perspectives)
by Martine Rothblatt
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Catlog: Book (1997-05-01)
Publisher: Temple University Press
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How will we handle baby-making and pregnancy in the next 5, 25, and 75 years? New reproductive technology, genetic screening, and DNA-mapping have changed the 20th-century rules. In this revolutionary manifesto, Martine Rothblatt proposes a code of ethics to guide childbirth decisions in the brave new world of biotechnology.

The trigger for Unzipped Genes is the Human Genome Project, a multibillion dollar effort to unlock the secrets of the human genetic code. This new "genomic" knowledge can be used for tremendous good, such as curing disease, or unprecedented harm, such as the kinds of master race eugenics already visible in Asia, where social pressures force families to choose to abort female fetuses. Without a bioethics of birth, we risk creating a new kind of racism, which Rothblatt calls "genism," based on officially sanctioned genetic characteristics. Unregulated genetic decision-making can open the door to invasion of privacy, efforts to eliminate certain kinds of people from the gene pool, or government or corporate efforts to gain control of the human genome.

Rothblatt bases her bioethics of birth on four principles designed to empower the beneficial potential of genomics without unleashing genism. First, we must agree that the human genome belongs indivisibly to us all. Second, we must allow each person an unfettered right to intentionally create in his or her children new versions of the genome without limitations on its genetic characteristics. Third, we must insist that society has a right to help prevent unwanted pregnancies. And finally, we must ensure that genetically influenced characteristics -- from skin tone to predispositions to disease, from sexual orientation to various mental inclinations -- will not be the basis of discrimination of any kind.

Writing concretely and persuasively, Rothblatt explains the biotechnology of the Human Genome Project in terms we all can understand. Not limiting her bioethics to the realm of abstraction, she maintains that her new bioethics of birth will lead to the end of abortion and unwanted pregnancy and the creation of a world in which people can achieve a greater solidarity with one another. ... Read more

115. The Story of V: A Natural History of Female Sexuality
by Catherine Blackledge
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It is the seat of female sexual pleasure, the site of the creation of humankind, and the channel for its birth. It is also a potent arouser of sexuality. Yet we know less about the vagina—its structure and function—than we do about any other organ of the human body. Why?

The Story of V explores how female genitalia have been conceived and misconceived over the centuries and today. A new look is long overdue. More than two millennia of misinformation has resulted in a western culture where we hold back from mentioning or showing the vagina; where this organ when seen publicly is most commonly viewed as pornographic; and where, of all the organs of the human body, the vagina remains the most clouded in mystery, myth, and biased, out-dated beliefs. In the past, medicine may have misrepresented female sexual anatomy, reducing its remarkable complexities to the notion of a passive vessel. But, as this book shows, science is at last beginning to reveal the true structure and function of female genitalia and the dynamic nature of the vagina’s role in both sexual pleasure and reproduction. The result is nothing less than a vaginal revolution.

With a wide-ranging perspective that takes in prehistoric art, ancient history, linguistics, mythology, evolutionary theory, reproductive biology and medicine, Catherine Blackledge unveils the hidden marvels of the female form. ... Read more

116. Complex Adoption and Assisted Reproductive Technology: A Developmental Approach to Clinical Practice
by Vivian B. Shapiro, Janet R.Shapiro, Isabel H. Paret
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Catlog: Book (2001-03-07)
Publisher: Guilford Publications
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This volume addresses the special set of issues that arise in therapeutic work with parents and children in families formed through complex adoption and assisted reproductive technology (ART). The authors describe the wide range of new options that are available to couples and single adults, including those who face medical or social barriers to parenthood. In the area of adoption, thousands of children in foster and institutional care in the United States and abroad are awaiting permanent placements. Open adoption, kinship adoption, and transracial adoption are transforming family life, as is the use of ART, which raises many issues of family identity and family process. Key themes explored include the significance of early experience, the capacity to recover from exposure to trauma, the impact of heredity and the difference that environment can make, and the centrality of primary attachment relationships. Also discussed are issues affecting lesbian and gay families and other families of difference. Combining in-depth case material with a vast body of developmental, clinical, and ecological research, the book provides an integrative framework for clinical practice. It also spells out new ideas and future directions for training and research. ... Read more

117. Women's Cancers: How to Prevent Them, How to Treat Them, How to Beat Them (Hunter House Cancer & Health Series)
by Kerry A. McGinn, Pamela J. Haylock, Carol P. Curtiss
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Catlog: Book (2003-02-01)
Publisher: Hunter House (CA)
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Experienced oncology nurses address all the issues surrounding women’s cancers. This edition offers new data on the long-term effects of cancer and its treatment, as well as updates on genetic influences, environmental factors, and analysis of complementary and alternative therapies. 70 black-and-white illustrations are included. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars This book will be very helpful to all women.
Of all the concerns by women I see in my medical practice, cancer is at the top of the list. This book will be very helpful to all women, not just those who have been diagnosed with cancer. It will also be a resource for women who want to know what she can do to help prevent this all too common disease.

While I do not agree with everything the authors have to say, they have written a book that will prove very useful to women. I especially liked the chapter on alternative and complementary treatment for cancer, which was covered fairly without endorsing any specific treatment. It was made clear that most such treatments have no scientific proof to back up their claims--it is in the area of cancer treatment that millions of dollars are spent each year on treatments with little chance of working.

On the other hand, complementing traditional cancer therapy with a good diet, certain vitamins and nutritional supplements will certainly not hurt, and can give the woman a sense of regaining some control of her life.

I highly recommend this book for all women concerned about their health. ... Read more

118. Do You Really Need Surgery?: A Sensible Guide to Hysterectomy and Other Procedures for Women
by Michele C., Md. Moore, Caroline M., Md. De Costa
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Catlog: Book (2004-03-01)
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
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Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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At last, here is a user-friendly guide to gynecologic surgery. The authors’ guiding principle is that each woman for whom any kind of surgery is recommended should be well informed about the indications, the risks, and the expected results.

Using anecdotes drawn from a combined fifty years of experience, doctors Moore and de Costa provide clear and accurate information about women’s anatomy, physiology, common gynecological ailments, diagnosis, alternative treatments, and, finally, full details about surgery itself. Among the surgeries discussed are removal of the uterus (hysterectomy), removal of the ovaries (oophorectomy), and removal of fibroids. The various ways of performing these procedures are examined, including minimally invasive surgery done through the laparoscope.

The authors also help the patient through the post-operative phase, revealing what to expect, how to make the recovery easier, and how to take care of yourself after the surgery. The result is a book that empowers women as they weigh their options with regard to gynecologic surgery. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars terrific information for any woman with 'women's problems'
I was lucky enough to get hold of a review copy of this book while going through the investigations and decision-making for my upcoming hysterectomy. This book covers everything I needed to know, without pushing the reader too much in any one direction. It's really good on the details and risks of hysterectomy with the laparoscope,this is information I couldn't find in any other book. As a result I now feel confident about having this procedure. I'll have the book with me as I go through the process, it has a lot of information about what happens in the weeks after hysterectomy and how to get back to better health quicker.Five stars to these sympathetic women ffor producing this sensible guide.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must-Read for All Women Facing Gynecologic Mysteries
Five stars for Michele C. Moore and Caroline M. De C osta's Do You Really Need Surgery? A Sensible Guide to Hysterectomy and Other
Procedures for Women. Physicians Moore and De Costa write clearly, humorfully, and usefully about women's options for gynecological surgery-remembering that hysterectomy used to be the most often performed unnecessary surgery, they offer numerous choices, always emphasizing the need for the empowered patient's choice. "Remember, you are the person having the surgery, not them [doctors]!" Michele and Caroline write, using their first names with pseudonyms for their patients. They offer personal narratives about their patients, some of whom have opted for surgery! -most notably hysterectomy-and some of whom have not. They consider the options of alternative medicine as well as
mainstream Western approaches. Michele and Caroline detail not only success stories, but also they offer clear explanations of the risks and consequences of gynecologic surgery. This book is written in clear colloquial language. (...) Some possible bad consequences, often temporary, are concisely described with "Yuck." The technical details are there, clearly presented using as little jargon as possible. I have friends facing some of the conditions Michele and Caroline analyze, and I will give them a copy of this book enthusiastically.
Particularly wonderful sections are those on what to expect after the surgery that squarely face women's sexual fears and realities that follow many hysterectomies-Moore quotes one of her patient's delighted analysis: "Hysterectomy takes away the baby carrier and leaves the playpen." The concluding section-tips to make a sensible decision-is brilliant. Though I hope to be lucky enough to avoid having the complications that would
make in-depth study of this book necessary, if they arose,I also hope I would be able to consult these two wise women.

5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic coverage
This book covers every aspect of the hysterectomy procedure and thoroughly explains alternatives. I really felt empowered by reading this book and have recommended it to all my female friends, regardless of their age. This is the kind of stuff women really need to know.

5-0 out of 5 stars very important information
This was an extremely helpful book - it contains a lot of information my doctor just simply did not tell me about. The diagrams and language are very easy to understand. All in all, I felt much better equipped to make the decision to have surgery or not.

5-0 out of 5 stars Really helps
This book really helped me with my recent hysterectomy - it explained a lot of things that my dr didn't really have time to go through with me. It was a really difficult time, and these ladies really have some good advice and give you some information you can't get elsewhere. ... Read more

119. No More Horse Estrogen: A Safe, Natural and Effective Means of Helping Women With Pms, Menstrual Dysfunctin, Menopause and Aging
by Roger Mason
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Asin: 1884820654
Catlog: Book (2002-01-01)
Publisher: Safe Goods Publishing
Sales Rank: 340506
Average Customer Review: 5 out of 5 stars
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"No More Horse Estrogen" is the most completely researched book on natural health for women. This book gives you an effective alternative to surgery and dangerous prescription drugs. Includes information on: The wonders of natural progesterone; PMS; the estrogen myth; natural cures for arthritis; good breast health; avoiding a hysterectomy; losing weight without dieting; natural cures for osteoporosis. ... Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Natural is worth researching
THis is worth reviewing as you enter menopause. I firmly believe you should have as much information available as posible so you can make the correct choices. This was an excellent and informatinve aide to me. ... Read more

120. Cyborg Babies: From Techno-Sex to Techno-Tots
by Robbie Davis-Floyd, Joseph Dumit, Jennifer Croissant, Sylvia Sensiper
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Catlog: Book (1998-08-01)
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From fetuses scanned ultrasonically to computer hackers in daycare, contemporary children are increasingly rendered cyborg by their immersion in technoculture. As we are faced with reproductive choices connected directly with technologies, we often have trouble gaining perspective on our own cultural co-dependency with these very same technologies. Our notions of fetal health, maternal risk and child IQ are inseparable from them.

Cyborg Babies tracks the process of reproducing children in symbiosis with pervasive technology and offers a range of perspectives, from resistance to ethnographic analysis to science fiction. Cultural anthropologists and social critics offer cutting-edge ethnographies, critiques, and personal narratives of cyborg conceptions (sperm banks, IVF, surrogacy) and prenatal (mis)diagnosis (DES, ultrasound, amniocentesis); the technological de- and reconstruction of birth in the hospital (electronic fetal monitors, epidurals); and the effects of computer simulation games and cyborg toys and stories on children's emergent consciousness.

Contributors include Janet Isaacs Ashford, Elizabeth Cartwright, David Chamberlain, Jennifer Croissant, Charis M. Cussins, Robbie Davis-Floyd, Joseph Dumit, Eugenia Georges, Anne Hill, Mizuko Ito, Emily Martin, Steven Daniel Mentor, Janneli F. Miller, Lisa Mitchell, Lisa Jean Moore, Rayna Rapp, Matthew A. Schmidt, Syvia Sensiper, Elizabeth Roberts and Sherry Turkle.

Examining the increasing cyborgification of the American child, from conception through birth and beyond, Cyborg Babies considers its implications for human cultural and psychological evolution.
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5-0 out of 5 stars Anthology of Feminism, Technoscience and Reproduction
Sixteen essays make a contribution to "cyborg anthropology" and "cyborg feminism." Volume considers human reproduction through the lens of an interrogation of the cyborg metaphor, its power, pleasure, promise, and threat. Section one essays discuss medico-technological interventions in conception and contraception including production of "technosemen." Section two includes essays by Emily Martin, Rayna Rapp and others, examining gestation and the use of medical imaging (ultrasound) and screening (amniocentesis) technologies to produce "normal" and "healthy" fetuses. Section three essays consider technobirth, focusing on the medical monitoring and management of the mother's body. Section four considers childrearing in a digital culture, including essay by Sherry Turkle on cyborg babies in a culture of "simulation." Exceptional introduction by David-Floyd and Dumit provides historical/theoretical overview of cyborg metaphor as quintessential postmodern myth and tool. ... Read more

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