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Practical Gynecology: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician, 2nd Edition

Edited by Janice Ryden, MD, FACP, and Paul D. Blumenthal, MD, MPH

Written for clinicians at all levels of gynecological expertise, Practical Gynecology, 2nd Edition, offers practical guidance on how to evaluate and manage a wide range of common and uncommon gynecologic problems. Fully revised and updated, this new edition also helps clinicians decide when to manage a problem and when to refer patients to a specialist.

Practical Gynecology may be purchased online from the American College of Physicians.


1. The Gynecologic Examination

2. Sexuality

3. Menstrual Disorders and Abnormal Bleeding

4. Premenstrual Syndrome

5. Contraception

6. Spontaneous and Induced Abortion

7. Cervical Cancer Prevention

8. Vaginitis and Sexually Transmitted Diseases

9. Gynecologic Emergencies

10. Urinary Incontinence

11. Endometriosis

12. Chronic Pelvic Pain

13. Evaluation of Pelvic Masses

14. Hysterectomy and Alternatives

15. Menopause

16. Hormone Therapy

17. Diseases of the Vulva

18. Breast Cancer Screening and Management of Common Breast Problems

19. Preconception Care

20. Infertility

21. Intimate Partner Violence

22. Lesbian Health Issues

The information included herein should never be used as a substitute for clinical judgment and does not represent an official position of ACP.