Handbook of Contraception and Sexual Health

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9780415659888: Handbook of Contraception and Sexual Health

Offering a comprehensive guide to contraception and sexual health, the new edition of this practical handbook has been fully updated. It takes an integrated approach to sexual health, and now includes additional content on sexually transmitted infections as well as assessment skills.

Giving clear and detailed information about all contraceptive methods, including how to use them, contra-indications, interactions and common patient anxieties, the Handbook of Contraception and Sexual Health is an essential read for all nurses, midwives and allied health professionals working in community heath and primary care settings.

  • All chapters are fully updated with the latest research and methods
  • Includes additional chapters on the Consultation Process, Progestogen pills, and STIs, and a newly written anatomy and physiology chapter
  • Each chapter takes into account relevant UKMEC guidelines and includes self-assessment exercises

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About the Author:

Suzanne Everett is Senior Lecturer and Module Leader for the Reproductive Sexual Health Module at Middlesex University, UK, and a Senior Nurse Practitioner at Camberwell Sexual Health Clinic, Kings College NHS Hospital, UK.


‘I welcome the new edition of this well-written, fully accessible and practical resource, suitable and valuable for any provider of sexual and reproductive health, whether doctor, nurse or trainee. It retains the advantages, for style and evenness of quality, of single authorship – by a writer with strong academic credentials yet working regularly ‘at the coal-face’. The chapters are concise with useful check-lists that are not just ‘short notes’, being amplified wherever necessary and supported (unusually for such a text) by more than 200 key references. Having a separate chapter on the IUS (Mirena™) usefully emphasises the distinctness from ‘ordinary’ IUDs, of this brilliant yet still so under-rated method. I liked the case cameos, practical tips, self-assessment questions and the regular section on "sexuality and anxieties" – ensuring the reader is fully attuned to the overall context of counseling, of someone who is so much more than a contraceptive ‘user’.’ – John Guillebaud, Emeritus Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, UCL, UK.

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