Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient

Editors: Allen, Rebecca H., Cwiak, Carrie (Eds.)

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  • Offers advice on how to meet the contraceptive needs of women with chronic medical problems such as endocrine, rheumatologic, gynecologic and gastrointestinal disorders, as well as psychological and neurological conditions
  • Addresses common misconceptions and lack of knowledge of potentially at risk patients
  • Provides guidance to physicians on how to correctly prescribe contraception for women using potentially teratogenic medications
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About this book

Women with chronic medical problems are at higher risk for complications during pregnancy and therefore, they are especially in need of appropriate preconception and contraception care. Furthermore, many women with chronic medical problems do not obtain adequate preconception and contraception care. Despite published guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there is a substantial gap in medical practice regarding the use of contraception in women with co-existing medical problems.

Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient fills the gap that currently exists in the knowledge of correct contraceptive prescribing practice and shows that inappropriate contraindications can easily become a barrier to effective contraception use among women. Chapters highlight obsolete views about appropriate candidates for contraception and address the complex contraceptive needs of today's medically challenging patients with HIV/AIDS, uterine fibroids or cardiac, neurologic or thyroid disease. The book gives attention to recommendations on the use of contraception in women with medical problems such as diabetes, obesity, epilepsy, and lupus, among others and provides comprehensive information regarding the effects that certain drugs may have on contraceptive hormone levels. While national guidelines do exist for contraceptive eligibility, this book discusses in more detail the evidence behind the guideline recommendations and the nuances that clinicians confront in daily practice.

About the authors

Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.

Carrie A. Cwiak, MD, MPH, Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA.

Table of contents (20 chapters)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

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eBook 91,62 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1233-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 114,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-4939-1232-2
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Contraception for the Medically Challenging Patient
Editors
  • Rebecca H. Allen
  • Carrie Cwiak
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-1233-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-1233-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4939-1232-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 375
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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