The participation of women in sports, whether it be professional or amateur, has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. The anatomy and physiology of the female athlete is unique and it is these aspects which are covered in this new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine. Women in Sport provides and invaluable reference for those who deal with sportswomen of all abilities, both on a clinical and research level.
Part I: History 1. Women in the Olympics Part II: Physiology of the female athlete 2. Factors influencing endurance performance, strength, flexibility, coordination a. Genetics b. Morphology c. Hormones d. Age 3. Effects of menstrual cycle on performance a. Puberty b. Menstrual phases c. Oral contraceptives 4. Environmental challenges Part III: Training the female athlete 5. Exercise physiology: endurance athletes, anaerobic performance, strength 6. Biomechanics 7. Psychology 8. Nutrition Part IV: The Masters Athlete 9. Psychomotor function 10. Cardiorespiratory function 11. Muscle function: Elaine Cress 12. Osteoporosis: Christine Snow 13. Hormone Replacement Therapy Part V: Medical Issues 14. Pre-participation examination of the female athlete 15. Gender verification 16. The pregnant athlete 17. Orthopaedic injuries 18. Cardiovascular Issues 19. Cancer: Is sport protective? 20. Sport and Bone 21. Women with disabilities 22. Iron deficiency 23. Ergogenic Aids 24. Personal Safety Part VI: The Female Athlete Triad 25. Body Composition 26. Eating Disorders 27. Amenorrhea 28. Osteoporosis Part VII: Psychosocial Issues 29. The Young Athlete: 30. Anxiety and Depression 31. Gender Equity 32. Ethical Issues 33. Psychology of the Elite Athlete 34. Women's Role in National & International Sports Governing Bodies Part VII: Sports Specific Injuries: Prevention and Treatment 35. Swimming 36. Track & Field 37. Rowing 38. Nordic Skiing 39. Gymnastics 40. Figure Skating 41. Cycling 42. Equestrian Events 43. Tennis 44. Basketball 45. Shooting 46. Volleyball 47. Soccer 48. Fencing 49. (Field) Hockey 50. Table Tennis 51. Canoeing & Kayaking 52. Alpine skiing 53. Softball 54. Diving 55. Judo 56. Team handball.