Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum - Volume 16, Issue 1, 2006
Volume 16, Issue 1, 2006
Author Hein OdendaalSource: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 16 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? February 2006 1 EDITORIAL O&G Forum 2006;16:1 Countries, communities and individuals are becoming increasingly responsible for their own health. The pollution of the atmosphere, rivers, sea and soil is of great concern to all environmentalists but unfortunately not to many politicians. In addition, there is the increasing problem of auto-pollution, where commonly used substances or a risky lifestyle may not be beneficial to good health. In this issue of O&G Forum several aspects of reproductive health are addressed. In each of these the individual can play a crucial role to improve her or his ..
Author H. BothaSource: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 16, pp 5 –8 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? February 2006 5 REVIEW O&G Forum 2006;16:5-8 Introduction Carcinoma of the cervix remains the number one cancer of women in South Africa. Twenty-three percent of all reported cancers in women are of the uterine cervix.1 The age standardised incidence rate for South Africa is in the region of 35/100 000 women years. This represents one of the highest incidence rates in the world. Cervix cancer caused an estimated 3700 deaths in South Africa during 2002. Clearly this epidemic of cervix cancer needs urgent attention. Human Papilloma Virus is an extremely potent carcinogen. Over the ..
Author D. HallSource: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 16, pp 11 –15 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? February 2006 11 REVIEW O&G Forum 2006;16:11-15 Introduction Exercise is an important part of modern healthy living throughout a woman"s life and health-care professionals carefully promote the benefits. On the other hand, the physiologic and morphologic changes during pregnancy lead many women to believe that it is safer to stop exercising during this period. So what are the perceptions of pregnant patients? It seems that rest and relaxation are perceived to be more important than regular exercise or an active lifestyle with women exercising more before, than during pregnancy and the postpartum period.1, 2 ..
Author S. NosarkaSource: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 16, pp 16 –18 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? February 2006 16 REVIEW O&G Forum 2006;16:16-18 Introduction Approximately 15% of all couples in the Western world are involuntarily childless.1 Fertility depends on both male and female factors and thus infertility cannot be considered and managed in isolation. In 30% of infertile couples a male factor is solely responsible and in another 20% a male and female factor can be identified.2 Infertility is defined as the failure to conceive after a one year period of regular unprotected intercourse with the same partner.3 A man is considered infertile if he has produced two appropriately collected ..
Source: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 16, pp 21 –28 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... Obstetrics & Gynaecology Forum ? February 2006 21 REVIEW O&G Forum 2006;16:21-28 Introduction Obesity is a worldwide problem with an ever-increasing prevalence. It has traditionally been regarded primarily as a problem of developed nations, but developing nations are just as much in its grip. South Africa is no exception to this phenomenon. Obesity clearly deserves the description that it has been given by the World Health Organization: an "escalating epidemic" and "one of the greatest neglected public health problems of our time, with an impact on health which may prove to be as great as smoking". A big concern ..
Source: Obstetrics and Gynaecology Forum 16 (2006)More Less
Extracted from text ... O&G CPD ANSWER FORM - FEBRUARY 2006 Subscribe to the O&G Forum CPD programme and earn 16 CPD points per year CPD reference number A008/024/02/2006 Continuing Professional Development Point Questionnaire Accredited by the Wits CPD Office Instructions 1. Read the journal to find all the answers 2. Answer the questions and mark the answer form by putting an "X" in the appropriate square. 3. Make a photocopy for your records in case the form is lost in the mail. 4. Tear out page and place the answer form in a envelope, seal it and send to:- In House Publications, O&G ..