Obesity and Gynecology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128179192

Obesity and Gynecology

2nd Edition

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Editors: Tahir Mahmood Sabaratnam Arulkumaran Frank Chervenak
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179192
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 1st June 2020
Page Count: 410
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Obesity and Gynecology, Second Edition, presents updated chapters on a variety of topics, ranging from adolescent obesity, contraception, assisted reproduction and sexual dysfunction, to bariatric surgery and improving semen parameters. The prevalence of obesity in men and women continues to dramatically increase around the world. Obesity presents specific challenges in relation to male and female infertility and general gynecology. Patients who are obese require specific considerations and knowledge.

Key Features

  • Presents an essential reference on the significant risks of obesity related to contraception, male and female infertility, and general gynecology
  • Builds foundational knowledge, showing how obesity relates to general gynecology, including menstrual disorders, breasts cancer, menopause and sexual dysfunction
  • Assembles critically evaluated chapters that focus on obesity and gynecology to meet the practical needs of gynecologists, endocrinologists and general practitioners


Researchers in obesity and fertility; gynecologists, family practitioners

Table of Contents


Section 1: Contraception

1. Obesity and Onset of Adolescence

Gabriele Tridenti, Zana Bumbuliene and Anastasia Vatopoulou

2. Adolescent Obesity and Gynaecological Challenges

Mourad Seif and Gail Busby

3. Adolescent Obesity and Polycystic Ovary

Ioannis E. Messinis

4. Obesity and Sexual Behaviour

Sharon Cameron

5. Adolescent Obese and Contraception Choices

Sujeetha Damodaran and Krishnan Saminathan

6. Contraception Choices for Post Bariatric Women

Agnieszka Jurga-Karwacka and Johannes Bitzer

7. Long Term Contraceptive Care for Obese and Super Obese Women

Johannes Bitzer

Section 2: Infertility

8. Obesity and Hirsutism

Mostafa Metwally

9. Obesity and Female Infertility

Suresh Kini and Tahir Mahmood

10. Obesity and Recurrent Miscarriage

Andrew Carl Pearson and Tahir Mahmood

11. Obesity and assisted reproduction

Abha Maheshwari

12. Obesity in Male and Sexual Dysfunction

Darius Paduch

13. Male Obesity and Semen Quality

Vanessa Kay and Sarah Martins da Silva

14. Evidence Based Assisted Reproduction in Obese Women

Mostafa Metwally and Brenda F. Narice

15. Role of Bariatric Surgery to Improve Semen Parameters

Richard A. Anderson

16. Medical Interventions to Improve Outcomes in Infertile Obese Women Planning for Pregnancy

Vikram Talaulikar

17. Surgical Invertentions to Improve Fertility Potential in Obese Men and Women

Joseph Chervenak

Section 3: General Gynaecology

18. Challenges of Imaging in Obese Women with Benign and Malignant Disease

George Condous, Kiran Vanza and Mathew Leonardi

19. Obesity and Menstrual Disorders

Hilary O. D. Critchley

20. Incontinence and Pelvic Organ Prolapse in the Obese Woman

Douglas G. Tincello

21. Urinary and faecal incontinence in obese women

Stergios Doumouchtsis and Vasilios Pergialiotis

22. Obesity and Cancer

Joanna Cain

23. Obesity and Breast Cancer

Chiara Benedetto

24. Obesity and Malignancies of Pelvis

Mahmood Shafi and Ketankumar B. Gajjar

25. Challenges in Gynaecological Surgery in Obese Women

Tahir Mahmood and Chu Lim

26. Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery in Obese Women

Thomas Ind, Manou Manpreet Kaur and Sanjay Vyas

27. Obesity and VTE

Roopen Arya

28. Obesity and Cardiovascular Disease

Isioma Okolo and Tahir Mahmood

29. Obesity and Osteoporosis

Rashda Bano and Tahir Mahmood

30. Obesity, Menopause and HRT

Andrea Riccardo Genazzani

31. Obesity and Chronic Pelvic Pain

Andrew Horne and I-Ferne Tan

32. Obesity and Clinical Psychosomatic Women’s Health

Mira Lal

33. Obesity and Psychosexual Disorders

Ernesto Gonzalez-Mesa

34. Ethical and Professional Aspects of Obesity

Frank Chervernak


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About the Editor

Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood

Tahir Mahmood, CBE, MD, FRCPI, FFRSH, MBA, FACOG, FRCPE, FEBCOG, FRCOG Consultant Gynecologist and Clinical Director Women , Children and Clinical Services Directorate , Victoria Hospital, NHS Fife, Kirkcaldy, Scotland, UK Past Vice-President Standards, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (2007-2010); President, European Board and College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (EBCOG, 2014-2017); Past President of Edinburgh Obstetrical Society ( 2012-2014); Past President of the Northern Obstetrical and Gynaecological Society of Scotland ( 1999-2011), National Lead for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding Audit in England and Wales (2010-2015), FIGO Hyperglycaemia in Pregnancy Working Group ( 2014-2016); and is currently International UNFPA Consultant for EECA Region, Chair of EBCOG Standards of Care and Position Statements Group, and Life Trustee Lindsay Stewart R&D Foundation of the Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologists. In the recent past, he has held honorary senior Clinical Lectureships at the Universities of Edinburgh, Dundee and St. Andrews in Scotland. He has edited 10 manuscripts and has published more than 200 research papers and chapters. He was appointed as Commander of the order of the British Empire (CBE) in the New Year’s honours list (2012) by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, the 2nd

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist, Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy and Clinical Senior Lecturer, University of St. Andrews, UK

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Sabaratnam Arulkumaran

Sir Sabaratnam Arulkumaran, PhD, DSc, FRCOG, FRCS, FACOG, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (O&G) of St. George’s University, London; Foundation Professor of O&G, University of Nicosia, Visiting Professor, Institute of Global Health Innovation, Imperial College, London; Past President of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (2007-2010); President: International Federation of Obstetrics & Gynaecology (FIGO) 2012-2015; Head, Dept. of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, St George’s University Hospital, London, UK (1997-2013). National award recipient of Knight Bachelor in the UK and Sri Lanka Ranjana in Sri Lanka for services to Medicine.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor Emeritus, Division of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, St George’s University of London, London, UK

Frank Chervenak

Frank Chervenak

Frank A. Chervenak, MD, MMM currently serves as Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital; Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of International Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. He has published 327 papers in peer review literature and has co-authored or co-edited 38 textbooks. Research interests include ultrasound and ethics in obstetrics & gynecology and physician leadership. He has been named a member of The National Academy of Medicine of the National Academies. Dr. Chervenak has served on the Board of Governors of the American Institute in Ultrasound and Medicine and the Society of Perinatal Obstetricians. He has served as President of the World Association of Perinatal Medicine, International Fetal Medicine in Surgery Society, the New York Perinatal Society and the New York Academy of Medicine Section of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and the New York Obstetrical Society. Currently, Dr. Chervenak serves as President of the International Society of the Fetus as a Patient, Vice-president of the International Academy of Perinatal Medicine, and Co-director of The Ian Donald Inter-University School of Medicine and Ultrasound. He has been awarded doctor honoris causae from 11 International Universities. He has been admitted as a fellow ad eundem of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Great Britain and as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He has been named an Honorary Member of the Mexican Academy of Pediatrics and a “Knight of Medicine” by the University of Georgia.

Affiliations and Expertise

Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Lenox Hill Hospital; Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Associate Dean of International Medicine, Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

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