A direct dealing book about female health covers the customary topics and pays attention to some additional aspects. Dr. Gilbert surveys woman's general health; the menstrual cycle; sex; conception, pregnancy and childbirth; ways to deal with childlessness; sterilization and abortion; limiting the family; surgery; infections of the female organs and common tumor of the uterus; cancer of the uterus, breast or other female organs. He also discusses the health problems of the newborn and young girl; tells what to expect during a hospital stay; gives the latest information on the effects of radiation. His coverage of contraception includes a chapter on the rhythm method for Roman Catholics; that on having children includes one on artificial insemination. He believes in teaching children about sex young, stands against liquor, is glad ""the ritual of 'natural childbirth'"" is losing ground in this country, prefers the pill method of contraception. Explicit information delivered with a blunt bedside manner.