Nurses, nurse practitioners, certified nurse-midwives, and graduate students in advanced nursing programs will all benefit from this essential book! Thorough yet to-the-point, this assessment, skills and procedures manual provides guidance for healthcare professionals. The first part of the book addresses and explains advanced health assessment techniques related specifically to women. The second part covers advanced technical skills, including vulvar and endometrial biopsy, pessary insertion, and insertion of contraceptive devices like the diaphragm, Norplant and IUD. Portable and easy to access, the book covers every important aspect of advanced health assessment, from anatomy and physiology to self-help protocols and screening recommendations.