A critical analysis of the aims and achievements of the multiple-choice type of examination for Part I of Membership of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists is provided.
Population figures for the Republic of South Africa are given, with projected figures to the year 2000.
Adoption of family planning practices involves two decisions - acceptance or rejection of, firstly, the concept of voluntary fertility control, and secondly, of the use of contraceptives.
Primary stress incontinence is probably caused by abnormality of the expulsive forces of micturition or by deficiency of the retaining forces, or both.
The role of oestrogens, endogenous and exogenous, in the pathogenesis of osteoporosis is briefly reviewed.
The most consistently troublesome symptom of the menopause is the hot flush. It can occur without warning or may be triggered off by emotion, exercise or change of environment or temperature.
The implantation of fibroblasts over the denuded endometrium in rabbit and rat uteri was followed by the inhibition of endometrial regeneration.
Cancer of the uterine cervix occurs with high frequency in Black females of several populations of Southern Africa.
Coagulation profiles of serum fibrinogen, factors V and VIII and haemoglobin in normal pregnancies during labour, delivery and the early puerperium are presented.