This monograph is designed to enable physicians to:
- Understand the pathophysiology and clinical approaches for the prevention and management of obesity.
- Screen patients for risk factors associated with obesity.
- Counsel patients about lifestyle changes that decrease the risk of obesity.
- Recognise the effect of obesity on reproductive health and pregnancy.
- Evaluate patients and initiate weight control management.
- Treat Patients with uncomplicated illness and refer those with complicated conditions to specialists.
Clinical Updates in Women's Health Care is designed to educate obstetrician-gynaecologists in primary and preventive care issues that relate to office practice. Each peer-reviewed monograph provides a clinically oriented overview of a topic that includes the following features:
- Basic science update of gender-specific information on pathophysiology
- Case Reports of challenging clinical situations
- Counselling points to establish a dialogue with patients
- Complementary and alternative medicine highlights
- Concerns for older women
- Resources for referral, information, and support
- References cited and graded according to the strength of the evidence
Published quarterly, each monograph, which is approximately 80 pages, addresses an issue critical to women:
- How might a disorder present differently in women than in men?
- Why are women at risk for certain conditions?
- What pathophysiologic aspects of disorders are unique in women?
- What type of interventions are appropriate?
- Self-assessment questions are included at the end of each monograph.