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Written by experts in the field, Sex and Gender-Based Women's Health is designed to guide all providers, regardless of training discipline or seniority, through comprehensive outpatient women’s health and gender diverse care.

This book provides primary care clinicians, researchers, and educators with a guide that helps facilitate comprehensive, evidenced-based healthcare of women and gender diverse populations. Many primary care training programs in the United States lack formalized training in women’s health, or if they do, the allotted time for teaching is sparse. This book addresses this learning gap with a solid framework for any program or individual interested in learning about or teaching women’s health.

It can serve as a quick in-the-clinic reference between patients, or be used to steer curricular efforts in medical training programs, particularly tailored to internal medicine, family medicine, gynecology, nursing, and advanced practice provider programs. Organized to cover essential topics in women’s health and gender based care, this text is divided into eight sections:  Foundations of Women's Health and Gender Based Medicine, Gynecologic Health and Disease, Breast Health and Disease, Common Medical Conditions, Chronic Pain Disorders, Mental Health and Trauma, Care of Selected Populations (care of female veterans and gender diverse patients), and Obstetric Medicine. Using the Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and American Board of Internal Medicine blueprints for examination development, authors provide evidence-based reviews with several challenge questions and annotated answers at the end of each chapter. The epidemiology, pathophysiology, evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of all disease processes are detailed in each chapter. Learning objectives, summary points, certain exam techniques, clinical pearls, diagrams, and images are added to enhance reader’s engagement and understanding of the material.


  • Sarah A. Tilstra, MD, MS, Director of Women’s Health Track, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Internal Medicine Residency Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine;
  • Deborah S. Kwolek, MD, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School;
  • Julie L. Mitchell, MD, Adjunct Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin, Internal Medicine Resident Elective Director, Women’s Health;
  • Brigid M. Dolan, MD, MEd, Director of Student Assessment, Associate Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics) and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine;
  • Michael P. Carson, MD, Director of Research, Hospital Medicine, Women’s Health, Jersey Shore University Medical Center

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