Women, health care and the Heath Care System: women and the Health Care System; legal issues in the primary care of women; health and development through the life cycle; assessing adolescent women's health; assessing women's health; women and sexuality; health needs of lesbian women. Promotion of gynaecologic health care: menstruation and related problems and concerns; controlling fertility; infertility; vaginitis and sexually transmitted diseases; women and HIV; common gynaecologic pelvis disorders; breast health; the climacteric, menopause and the process of aging. Promotion of women's health care during pregnancy: assessing health during pregnancy; promoting a healthy pregnancy; complications of pregnancy; assessing fetal wellbeing; postpartum and lactation. Primary care problems affecting women's health: common medical problems; psychosocial health problems; health care concerns for women with physical disability and chronic illness. Appendices: emergency childbirth; immediate assessment of the newborn.