A Woman's Guide to Sexual Health


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Mary Jane Minkin and Carol V. Wright

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A prominent gynecologist explains how to make the best choices for female reproductive health in this authoritative, easy-to-read guide

This book is for every woman who has wished for an unhurried, personal conversation with a sympathetic doctor who will answer her questions about reproductive health. Dr. Mary Jane Minkin, a gynecologist practicing for more than 25 years, presents a complete and up-to-date guide to a healthy reproductive system for women in their teens through middle age.

With warmth and understanding, Dr. Minkin and coauthor Carol V. Wright respond to questions about the gynecological issues that concern women today, including sexual activity, contraception, and family planning. Readers of The Yale Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health willlearn how the female body works, what problems may arise, and what solutions are available—in short, they will become better prepared to participate in their own health care and to make healthy decisions.

Mary Jane Minkin, M.D., is clinical professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Yale University School of Medicine and has a private practice in the New Haven area. She is widely known in the field of gynecology and is interviewed regularly on public radio and by other media. She writes a monthly column for Prevention magazine. Carol V. Wright, Ph.D., writes on topics related to women’s health, travel, and cooking, and is the author of two books in the Blue Guide series: New York and Museums and Galleries of New York.

A selection of the Nurse’s Book Society

“In this time of so much controversy in women’s health, The Yale Guide to Women’s Reproductive Health takes the lead in clearing up confusing issues that are very important to women.”—Kristen Zarfos, MD, FACS, Medical Director, University of Connecticut Women’s Health Program, and assistant professor of surgery, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, Farmington

"A sensible and comprehensive reference whether for planning a visit to the doctor or seeking everyday information on the workings of the female body."—Manushag N. Powell, Graduate Student, University of California, Los Angeles

“A wonderful book about women’s health issues of crucial importance to us all, particularly the young. While extremely informative, it is written with candor, wisdom, humor, and love. Perfect for my teenage daughter.”—Valerie Harper

"An outstanding book that should be in every library, including elementary schools, for the benefit of teachers and school nurses. The authors write clearly and as though speaking directly to patients. Information is practical, based on current research, and never demeaning to women. . . . Essential."—Choice

“This comprehensive book addresses nearly every aspect of reproductive health in readable, straightforward language. The authors provide the scientific background women need to make vital personal decisions about sexual activity, contraception, family planning and maintaining reproductive health.”—Yale Medicine

“A clear, readable, and comprehensive book that explains things you never learned in school—but should have—about your body.”—Alan H. DeCherney, M.D., University of California, Los Angeles

Selected as an Outstanding Academic Title for 2003 by Choice Magazine
ISBN: 9780300105940
Publication Date: November 10, 2004
464 pages, 7 x 9-1/4
33 b/w illus.
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