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The Pill and Other Forms of Hormonal Contraception By John Guillebaud

The Pill and Other Forms of Hormonal Contraception

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Presents the facts, dispels the myths, the choices and answers the questions which are most often asked about the Pill and other forms of hormonal contraception. This sixth edition also provides information about formulations, including the EVRA patch for combined hormone administration, and the vaginal ring.

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The Pill and Other Forms of Hormonal Contraception by John Guillebaud

The sixth edition of this popular handbook is still the only book to give comprehensive information - with no fudging on the unwanted side effects - about the Pill and related hormonal methods of contraception. The author, an experienced prescriber and trusted medical author, writes in a clear and accessible way, 'He believes strongly in women's autonomy: 'the user is always the chooser''. During the 40 years since the Pill was first marketed, much more money has been spent researching its safety than was spent in developing it through the 1950s. Although, it has repeatedly been established it as one of the least harmful medicines ever formulated, there are some risks, and a number of 'Pill scares' have been reported in the media. Following each of these many women give up the Pill, and do not always find a satisfactory alternative. Professor Guillebaud gives a balanced explanation of the risks, benefits and side-effects. The book is based on the latest and best research evidence throughout. But, when the evidence is not yet available, or is conflicting, the author helps the user to decide for herself which is the best Pill for her - or whether to use choose a different method of contraception. Whether women are about to start taking the Pill, are already taking it, or are over 35, the book will provide trustworthy guidance.

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This new book provides comprehensive information by discussing the facts, unpicking the myths and addressing the uncertainties around the pill. This is an important read for all women who want to know more and be confident about oral contraception. Toni Belfield, Director of Information, Family Planning Association The facts as far as they are known about the "pill", are contained within this book, written in a clear understandable fashion for the interested reader whether she wants to clarify a single point of interest or concern or if she wants to increase her general knowledge around contraception. The language is readable and jargon free, but not light in detail. This is an excellent resource for women and should be highly recommended by Family Planning doctors. Alison Bigrigg, President, Faculty of Family Planning, Royal College of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, London

About John Guillebaud



Professor Guillebaud has had a long and distinguished medical career. He has worked as Consultant Gynaecologist at University College London; Consultant in Gynaecology and Reproductive Health, Camden Primary Care Trust; and Medical Director of the Margaret Pyke Centre for Study and Training in Family Planning. In 1993 he was appointed Professor of Family Planning and Reproductive Health, University College, London, and he has been an Honorary Consultant in Family Planning at the Oxford Primary Care Trust since 1991. He has written over 300 scientific papers as well as numerous articles for the lay press. He has written or edited six other books in the field of contraception.

Table of Contents


1. How does the Pill work?; 2. Should you take the Pill?; 3. How to take the Pill; 4. The effects of the Pill, thrombosis and the circulation; 5. Other side-effects of the Pill; 6. The Pill in perspective; 7. Which women should take which Pill?; 8. The progestogen-only Pill; 9. What became of the male Pill?; 10. Contraception: your choices; 100 most frequently asked questions about the Pill; List of web addresses; World directory of Pill names; Glossary of terms

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GOR005383576
The Pill and Other Forms of Hormonal Contraception by John Guillebaud
John Guillebaud
The Facts
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Oxford University Press
2004-12-09
336
0198566131
9780198566137
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