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Obesity and Gynecology - 2nd Edition - ISBN: 9780128179192, 9780128179208

Obesity and Gynecology

2nd Edition

Editors: Tahir Mahmood Sabaratnam Arulkumaran Frank Chervenak
Paperback ISBN: 9780128179192
eBook ISBN: 9780128179208
Imprint: Elsevier
Published Date: 11th June 2020
Page Count: 352
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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: Obesity and adolescence

1. Obesity and the onset of adolescence
Zana Bumbuliene, Gabriele Tridenti and Anastasia Vatopoulou

2. Obesity in adolescence
Gail Busby and Mourad W. Seif

3. Obesity in polycystic ovary syndrome and infertility
Ioannis E. Messinis, Christina I. Messini and Konstantinos Dafopoulos

Section 2: Contraception

4. Obesity and sexual health
Sharon Cameron and Michelle Cooper

5. Obesity and contraception
Sujeetha Damodaran and Krishnan Swaminathan

6. Contraceptive choices for women before and after bariatric surgery
Agnieszka Jurga-Karwacka and Johannes Bitzer

7. Long-term contraceptive care in obese and superobese women
Johannes Bitzer

Section 3: Male and female Infertility

8. Obesity and hirsutism
Mostafa Metwally

9. Obesity and female infertility
Suresh Kini, Mythili Ramalingam and Tahir Mahmood

10. Obesity and recurrent miscarriage
Andrew C. Pearson and Tahir A. Mahmood

11. Obesity and assisted reproduction
Mark Hamilton and Abha Maheshwari

12. Obesity and sexual dysfunction in men
Darius A. Paduch and Laurent Vaucher

13. Male obesity—impact on semen quality
Vanessa Kay and Sarah Martins da Silva

14. Evidence-based assisted reproduction in obese women
Brenda F Narice and Mostafa Metwally

15. Obesity, bariatric surgery, and male reproductive function
Man-wa Lui, Jyothis George and Richard A. Anderson

16. Medical interventions to improve outcomes in infertile obese women planning for pregnancy
Vikram Talaulikar

17. Surgical interventions to improve fertility potential in obese men and women
Joseph Chervenak and Frank Chervenak

Section 4: General Gynaecology

18. Obesity and gynecology ultrasound
Kiran Vanza, Mathew Leonardi and George Condous

19. Obesity and menstrual disorders
Jane J. Reavey, W. Colin Duncan, Savita Brito-Mutunayagam, Rebecca M. Reynolds and Hilary O.D. Critchley

20. Incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse in the obese woman
Clare F. Jordan and Douglas G. Tincello

21. Urinary and fecal incontinence in obese women
Vasilios Pergialiotis and Stergios K. Doumouchtsis

22. Role of obesity in cancer in women
Joanna M. Cain

23. Obesity and breast cancer
Chiara Benedetto, Emilie Marion Canuto and Fulvio Borella

24. Obesity and female malignancies
Ketankumar B. Gajjar and Mahmood I. Shafi

25. Challenges in gynecological surgery in obese women
Chu Lim and Tahir A. Mahmood

26. Laparoscopic and robotic surgery in obese women
Manou Manpreet Kaur and Thomas Ind

27. Obesity and venous thromboembolism
Julia Czuprynska and Roopen Arya

28. Obesity and cardiovascular disease in reproductive health
Isioma Okolo and Tahir Mahmood

29. Female obesity and osteoporosis
Rashda Bano and Tahir A. Mahmood

30. Obesity, menopause, and hormone replacement therapy
Marta Caretto, Andrea Giannini, Tommaso Simoncini and Andrea R. Genazzani

31. Obesity and chronic pelvic pain
I-Ferne Tan and Andrew W. Horne

32. Obesity and clinical psychosomatic women’s health
Mira Lal and Abhilash H.L. Sarhadi

33. Obesity and psychosexual disorders
Ernesto Gonzalez-Mesa

34. Professionally responsible clinical management of obese patients before and during pregnancy
Frank A. Chervenak and Laurence B. McCullough


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About the Editors

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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