Human Fertility Control

Human Fertility Control

Theory and Practice

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Authors: D F Hawkins, M G Elder
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163611

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Human Fertility Control: Theory and Practice reviews the theoretical and practical concepts of human fertility control and covers topics ranging from hormonal contraception and barrier methods to intra-uterine contraception, legal abortion, and sterilization. Family planning is also discussed, with emphasis on contraception in patients with medical disorders. Comprised of 21 chapters divided into seven sections, this book begins with an introduction to hormonal contraceptives, including the oral ones such as combined pills, sequential pills, and low-dose progestagen pills, along with injectable hormones and implants. The following chapters explore the clinical pharmacology of estrogens and progestagens; combined oral contraceptives; and the relative effectiveness and risks of hormonal contraception. Barrier methods such as condoms, spermicides, and coitus interruptus (male withdrawal) are also described. The remaining chapters examine intra-uterine devices and complications of intra-uterine contraception; issues surrounding legal abortion; and methods of operative sterilization. This monograph will be a valuable resource for obstetricians and gynecologists, medical and postgraduate students, nurses and midwives concerned with family planning, and specialists in training.

Table of Contents

  • Part I Hormonal Contraception

    1 Introduction

    2 The Clinical Pharmacology of Oestrogens and Progestagens

    3 Combined Oral Contraceptives

    4 Other Hormonal Contraceptive Procedures

    5 The Relative Effectiveness and Risks of Hormonal Contraception

    Part II Barrier Methods

    6 Condoms, Diaphragms and Caps

    7 Spermicides

    8 Coitus Interruptus, Periodic Abstinence

    Part III Intra-Uterine Contraception

    9 Intra-Uterine Devices

    10 Procedures for Intra-Uterine Contraception

    11 Complications of Intra-Uterine Contraception

    Part IV Legal Abortion

    12 Abortion Counseling

    13 Techniques

    Part V Sterilization

    14 Sterilization Counseling

    15 Methods of Operative Sterilization

    Part VI Family Planning Counseling, Clinical Trials

    16 Motivation and Contraception

    17 Special Groups of Patients

    18 Contraception in Patients with Medical Disorders

    19 Clinical Trials

    Part VII The Future

    20 Developments in Fertility Control Methods


    21 Doctors and Demography


Product details

  • No. of pages: 494
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Butterworth-Heinemann 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Butterworth-Heinemann
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483163611

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D F Hawkins

M G Elder

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