Learn how to interpret menstrual cycle events as vital signs for women. Irregularities in the pattern and amount of vaginal bleeding of uterine origin are often signs of pathology or an aberration in the function of the hypothalamic, pituitary, and ovarian system. The type of menstrual disorder when coupled to the women's age can give important signals as to the likely problem. Disorders of Menstruation follows the reproductive lifetime of women, from prepubertal abnormalities through the years of potential child bearing to menopause and beyond. The authors provide a conceptual framework to understand the mechanisms responsible for abnormal menstrual bleeding or early pregnancy failure. This clinically focused book is written for any practicing clinician who provides healthcare for girls and women. Disorders of Menstruation highlights accurate diagnostic algorithms that lead to evidence-based therapy or minimally invasive surgery using approaches that are practical, efficient, and cost-effective. A new addition to the Gynecology in Practice series.