A textbook that focuses on primary care and management of women's health and health problems and diseases for advanced practice nurses. It provides a theoretical and contextual approach that incorporates research specific to women's health and offers specific practice guidelines. It takes account of complementary and alternative therapies where relevant. It includes separate chapters on health issues of adolescent/young adult, midlife, and older women. It also includes chapters on preconceptional health care and prenatal care as well as on cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, STDs and other common infections, HIV/AIDS, and women and disability. It also includes gay health care content.