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The Vulva and Vagina Manual




Disease and disorders of the vulva and vagina represent one of the most diverse and challenging specialities for any healthcare professional.  In 2008 alone, over 4534 women in Australia were diagnosed with some kind of gynaecological cancer, but considerably more were diagnosed with some form of non-neoplastic disease of the genital tract1. However, the female genitalia are not just a complex anatomical feature of the human body that is susceptible to disease and disorder, but also have psychological, cultural and societal connotations that cannot be excluded during any intervention by a healthcare professional. The assessment, diagnosis and treatment of any disease or condition may, therefore, require input from gynecologists, oncologists, dermatologists, pathologists and psychologists if optimal outcomes are to be obtained. This is also because the potential range of disease is extremely broad, and disorders may include dermatological conditions, neoplasms, non-neoplastic swellings and pigmentation derangement, trauma, infectious disease and abnormal endocrinology. As such, it is critical that disorders of the vulva and vagina are approached from a collaborative perspective that involves multiple professional viewpoints, and person-centred care. The Vulva and Vaginal Manual comprehensively reviews the specialty area in-depth, and provides a range of perspectives on the treatment of disease and disorders of the female genital tract.

The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, edited by Graeme Dennerstein, James Scurry, John Brenan, David Allen and Maria-Grazia Marin is a richly illustrated and comprehensive guide to the identification and treatment of over 275 vulvovaginal diseases.

The Vulva and Vaginal Manual is an invaluable resource especially suitable for:

  • Gynecologists
  • Dermatologists
  • General Practitioners
  • Obstetricians
  • Midwives
  • General nurses
  • Practice nurses
  • Nurse Practitioners

There are also 14 separate eChapters from The Vulva and Vaginal Manual available for members to download from the Ausmed website. Subscription also entitles members to access the full range of resources that compliment and build upon the material described within The Vulva and Vaginal Manual, including a richly populated catalogue of Audio Lectures, Fast Facts and Video Learning Activities on the topics of gynecology, obstetrics, oncology, women’s health and a wide range of other healthcare topics. Both members and non-subscribers alike may also purchase a hard copy of this book from the Ausmed Education Online Bookstore, along with hard copies of the complimentary publication Gynecological Cancer Care: A Guide to Practice.

1. Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, 2012, Gynecological cancers in Australia: an overview, Canberra, AIHW.

Contents include

  • Over 300 medical photographs and images of histological slides
  • The most comprehensive account of disorders of the vulva and vagina in press today, with over 275 diseases described in detail
  • Notes on clinical findings, pathology, diagnosis and treatment provided for every disorder described
  • Collaborative contributions from oncologists, dermatologists, pathologists, gynecologists and psychologists to provide a comprehensive overview of disorders
  • Introductory chapter to refresh knowledge of the anatomy, physiology, embryology, histology and microbiology of the female genital tract
  • Written by distinguished practitioners in each speciality.


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Author / Editor Biographies

MBBS and FACD.
John Brenan is a dermatologist practicing in Melbourne. He is a past President of the Australian College of Dermatology, consultant dermatologist to the Mercy Hospital for Women and the original dermatologist for the Dermogynaecology Clinic.
MBChB, MMed, PhD, FCOG (SA), FRANZCOG and CGO.
David Allen is a certified gynaecological oncologist practicing at the Mercy Hospital for Women and the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre, East Melbourne. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery at the University of Melbourne.
MBBS and FRCPA.
James Scurry is one of Australia's leading gynaecological pathologists. He is a pathologist in Newcastle, New South Wales.
MAPS.
Grazia Marin is a psychologist in private practice in Melbourne and past committee member and Education Officer of the Victorian Psychosexual Society. She is also a member of the International Society for the Study of Vulvovaginal Diseases and is serving on its Patient Education and Sexual Difficulties committees.
RFD, MBBS, FRCOG (UK) and FRANZCOG
Dr Dennerstein is an Obstetrician and Gynaecologist with medical expertise in the health of the vulva and vagina. He is the former Head of the Dermo-gynaecology Clinic at The Mercy Hospital for Women and co-author of the book entitled: The Vulva and Vagina Manual. He has lectured extensively on this topic, both internationally and nationally. Graeme has extensive experience in family planning and reproductive health. In 1971 he established the Family Planning and Infertility Clinic at the Western General Hospital in Melbourne, serving as its director until 1986. From 1980 to 1989 he was the ...

Publisher

Gynederm Publishing Pty. Ltd. was formed in Australia in 2005.

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