Womens Health Concerns Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Health Reference Series

Women’s Health Concerns Sourcebook, 4th Ed.

Web Price: $85.00

Statistics indicate that, on average, women live about five years longer than men, but this longevity is not linked to better overall health. Because they live longer, women are at greater risk for age-related conditions like Alzheimer disease. They also experience gender-related health care needs and are more likely than men to have certain other disorders.

Women’s Health Concerns Sourcebook, 4th Edition, explains female anatomy, reports on women’s health and wellness issues, and discusses breast health and sexual and reproductive concerns. The leading causes of death and disability in women, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes, are addressed along with health conditions that disproportionately affect women.

The book is organized in the broad subject areas detailed below. Please see the Table of Contents for a more complete understanding of the comprehensive coverage offered in Women’s Health Concerns Sourcebook, 4th Edition.

Part I: Introduction to Women’s Health provides basic information about female anatomy and physiology, including the reproductive system, menstruation, puberty, and menopause.

Part II: Maintaining Women’s Health and Wellness provides nutrition and exercise recommendations, facts about obesity and weight management, and tips for handling sleep problems, stress, and aging concerns. It also discusses the importance of health screenings, immunizations, and other preventive measures.

Part III: Breast and Gynecological Concerns describes breast disorders and changes, menstrual irregularities and menopause, explains disorders of the reproductive organs and pelvic floor, and provides information about common gynecological procedures.

Part IV: Sexual and Reproductive Concerns presents information about sexuality and sexual dysfunction from a female perspective. It also discusses birth control methods, infertility treatments, abortion, prenatal and postnatal care, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, postpartum depression, and dealing with pregnancy loss.

Part V: Gynecological and High-Prevalence Cancers in Women provides information about cervical, ovarian, uterine, and other cancers of the female reproductive system; cancers that occur more often in women than in men (e.g., breast cancer and thyroid cancer); and other cancers frequently diagnosed in women.

Part VI: Other Health Conditions with Issues of Significance to Women focuses on disorders with a high or disproportionate incidence among women, including Alzheimer disease, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, migraine headaches, osteoporosis, and thyroid disease.

Part VII: Additional Help and Information provides a glossary of terms and a directory of relevant organizations.

Standard Features

  • Library binding, 6 x 9
  • 550-650 pages per volume
  • Easy-to-use volumes organized into parts and chapters
  • Parts focus on broad areas of interest; chapters focus on single topics within a part
  • Authoritative content from respected government agencies and institutes, university research centers, professional medical associations, and non-profit health organizations
  • Comprehensive chapters feature generous use of headings and subheadings for ease of navigation
  • Tables, charts, and illustrations display statistical data and supplement explanations
  • Helpful glossary provides definitions of technical terms
  • Resource directories with contact information highlight organizations that can provide further information and support
  • Professionally prepared master index provides easy access to descriptive information, definitions, and related concepts


“Provides information about a wide range of topics that will help women understand their bodies, prevent or treat disease, and maintain health. … A useful addition to public and consumer health library collections.”

—American Reference Books Annual, 2014