Sexually Transmitted Disease [2 volumes]: An Encyclopedia of Diseases, Prevention, Treatment, and Issues

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This up-to-date, two-volume work provides A-Z coverage of all topics related to sexually transmitted disease, ranging from anatomy to modern legal and social implications to past and present methods of prevention, diagnosis, and treatment.


· Supplies a wide spectrum of information about sexually transmitted diseases, ranging from their microscopic origins to the researchers who discovered them to their transmission, diagnosis, and treatment, and the long-term medical consequences of infection

· Includes up-to-date, accurate, and evidence-based recommendations and statistics regarding recent vaccines, prevention, diagnoses, treatments, legal implications, and effects on specific groups, including adolescents, the LGBTQ community, seniors, and others

· Represents the sum knowledge of practicing physicians, legal experts, and academics across the United States

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About the Author:

Jill Grimes, MD, FAAFP, is the associate editor of The 5-Minute Clinical Consult and author of the award-winning Seductive Delusions: How Everyday People Catch STDs.

Kristyn Fagerberg, MD, has been in private practice in the Austin, TX, area for over a decade.

Lori Smith, MD, has been in private practice in Birmingham, AL, for 15 years.

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) affect people from all walks of life, are linked to some cancers, and are preventable. Many reference works have been published on this subject, but they tend to deal with a single aspect of the problem. This new encyclopedia from Greenwood takes a multidisciplinary approach, examining the clinical, social, political, financial, and emotional implications of STDs. The editors and the 85 contributors, all health-care professionals, have written 240 alphabetical entries that examine a wide range of topics, including anatomy, contraception, diagnostic and surgical interventions, specific diseases, treatments, and vaccines and prevention. Aside from science and medicine, there is also information on history and biography (e.g., the Tuskegee syphilis study, biologist Elie Metchnikoff); legal issues (e.g., date rape, mandatory reporting); and social issues (e.g., the impact of STDs on minorities, the economic burden of STDs). Entries are three to five pages long, with resource lists for further reading. Many entries include boxed case studies, black-and-white photographs, or diagrams to supplement the text. Volume 1 features a time line, from 400 BCE to 2012, offering historical context. Volume 2 contains a bibliography and a detailed index. This encyclopedia is up-to-date, accessible to lay readers, and full of practical information as well as historical and scientific background. It is an excellent choice for school, public, and consumer-health libraries. --Barbara Bibel

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