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Obstetrics and Gynecology in Low-Resource Settings: A Practical Guide

by Nawal Nour Harvard University Press
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Pbk 376 pages
AU$62.00 NZ$64.35
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Responding to the growing need for tried-and-trusted solutions to the reproductive health care issues confronting millions of women worldwide, Obstetrics and Gynecology in Low-Resource Settings provides practical guidelines for ensuring the delivery of quality OB/GYN care to women in resource-poor countries. Including contributions from leading clinicians and researchers in the field, this welcome overview fills an important gap in existing medical literature on women’s health care and will be an invaluable resource for doctors, clinicians, and medical students at all stages of their careers who work in the global health arena.  


The reproductive health risks that all women face are greatly exacerbated when health care facilities are inadequate, equipment and medications are in short supply, and well-trained medical staff are few and far away. Often in these settings, the sole doctor or medical professional on hand has expertise in some areas of women’s reproductive care but needs a refresher course in others.  


This informative guide features hands-on, step-by-step instruction for the most pertinent OB/GYN conditions—both acute and chronic—that health care workers in the field confront. The authors examine a wide range of topics, including: strategies to reduce maternal mortality and stillbirths; infectious and sexually transmitted diseases, including malaria and HIV; cervical cancer; contraception; prenatal, delivery, and newborn care; and complications arising from gender-based violence and female genital cutting. Published in a convenient format with a durable binding, this reference will be an essential companion to health care providers throughout the world.
"Obstetrics and Gynecology in Low-Resource Settings: A Practical Guide is the first book of its kind to describe a broad range of applications to women’s health worldwide. As a resource for not only physicians, but also non-physician women’s health providers, this volume will have a broad appeal. Of importance is the inclusion of information regarding the need to learn cultural sensitivity and an appreciation of the need to highlight social determinants of maternal mortality and morbidity, including gender-based violence.” - Douglas W. Laube, past President, The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists

Nawal M. Nour is Director of the African Women’s Health Center and Director of the Division of Global Obstetrics and Gynecological Health at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School.