Contraception - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780407017207, 9781483163666


1st Edition

Science and Practice

Editors: Marcus Filshie John Guillebaud
eBook ISBN: 9781483163666
Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
Published Date: 9th March 1989
Page Count: 332
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Contraception: Science and Practice serves as a guidebook for elucidating the science of contraception, and at the same time for utilizing the methods better to meet human needs. Organized into 17 chapters, this book first explores the world view on birth control, as well as the complications of combined oral contraception. Subsequent chapters show the relationship between oral contraception and cancer; practical prescribing of the combined oral contraceptive pill; the progestogen-only pill; and the systemic hormonal contraception by non-oral routes. Other chapters elucidate postcoital contraception; intrauterine contraceptive devices; male and female barrier contraceptive methods; natural family planning; and contraception for the older woman. Cervical ripening prior to termination of pregnancy; abortion; female sterilization and its reversal; vasectomy and its reversal; and progress towards a systemic male contraceptive are also discussed. This book will be valuable to physicians engaged in teaching or research in birth-control techniques, as well as a reference book and resource for many others.

Table of Contents


1. Birth Control: A World View

2. Metabolic Effects of Combined Oral Contraceptives

3. Complications of Combined Oral Contraception

4. Oral Contraception and Cancer

5. Practical Prescribing of the Combined Oral Contraceptive Pill

6. The Progestogen-Only Pill

7. Systemic Hormonal Contraception by Non-Oral Routes

8. Postcoital Contraception

9. Intrauterine Contraceptive Devices

10. Male and Female Barrier Contraceptive Methods

11. Natural Family Planning

12. Contraception for the Older Woman

13. Cervical Ripening Prior to Termination of Pregnancy

14. Abortion

15. Female Sterilization and Its Reversal

16. Vasectomy and Vasectomy Reversal

17. Progress towards a Systemic Male Contraceptive



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About the Editor

Marcus Filshie

John Guillebaud

Affiliations and Expertise

Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College London, UK; Trustee of the Margaret Pyke Trust, Formerly Medical Director of the Margaret Pyke Family Planning Centre, London, UK

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