At over 600 pages, with more than 400 illustrations and photographs this text spans everything from embryology to the emotional trauma women undergo when their cervix is removed at hysterectomy. Contents - Part 1 Basic structure and function of the cervix. Part 2 Physiological and drug-induced alterations within the cervical epithelium. Part 3 The cervix and fertility and infertility. Part 4 The cervix in pregnancy and labour. Part 5 Cervical infections. Part 6A Cervical neoplasia; natural history and pathology. Part 6B Cervical neoplasia - screening. Part 6C Cervical neoplasia; management of premalignant and malignant disease. Essential for gynecologists, oncologists, basic scientists especially those involved in HPV (viral) research, GPs, nurses, colposcopy prctitioners, and sexual transmitted disease doctors.