© 2006 – CRC Press
344 pages | 29 Color Illus. | 47 B/W Illus.
Addressing common misconceptions concerning the dermatologic composition and assessment of vulvular skin, this book is a unique compilation of current research and information on the anatomy, physiology, toxicology, microbiology, and diagnosis of the vulva and surrounding anatomical structures. A must-have source for anyone treating female patients, this source considers age and ethnicity factors and analyzes a wide range of symptoms, skin conditions, and diseases that physicians may encounter when caring for female patients.
ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY. Anatomy of the Vulva. Tissue Structure and Physiology of the Vulva. Changes in the Vulva and Vagina Throughout Life. Microbial Ecology of the Vulva. SYMPTONIS, DISENSES AND THERAPIES. Are Vaginal Symptoms Ever Normal. Common Diseases of the Vulva. Idiopathic Vulvodynia. Vulvar Vestibulitis Syndrome.
Vulvar Therapies: Evidence Versus Testimony. MENSES, HYGIENC AND PRODUCTS. The Menstrual Cycle, the Composition of Menses, and the Effect of Menses on the Skin. The Menstrual Cycle and the Skin. Genital Hygiene Culture, Practices and Health Impact. Products for Vulvar Hygiene. ETHNICITY AND SOCIOLOGY. Vulva Ethnic Differences: An Overview. Female Genital Alterations: A Sociological Implication. INVESTIGATIONAL METHODS. Bioengineering Methods for the Vulva. Transepidermal Water Loss Dynamics of Human Vulvar and Thigh Skin. Vulvar Toxicology. Consumer Research