think it’s important to start with why we need new. When it’s I think clear for many of our subscribers and many clinicians that the methods that we already have are very effective, that despite having very effective methods, throughout Europe, United States and around the world we are still met with very high rates of unintended pregnancy.
Hans van der Slikke, MD, PhD
“We just heard a presentation about one of the several new devices for contraception and you took part in a lot of research about this Transdermal Patches for contraception.
How should you start searching for websites in the field of gynaecology? Of course, you could start at the FIGO website (http://www.figo.org), where there is much useful information. FIGO has 101 member societies, of which about 25 have their own websites at this moment.
A primitive form of the Internet was first described in 1961–1962 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology by L. Kleinrock and J.C.R. Licklider . By the end of 1969, four computers were connected into the first form of the Internet called ARPA-NET (Advanced Research Projects Agency net). In the early 1970s the TCP/IP protocol was in place.
In this column, subject experts have been invited to provide an annotated guide to some of the most useful health sites on the Internet. In this issue Hans van der Slikke, Consultant Obstetrician at Zaandam Hospital, The Netherlands, and Chairman of the International Council of OBGYN.net, provides a guide to some of the best women's health resources now available on the Internet.
48 year old woman, a tumor in abdomen was discovered. No complaints now except anemia (Hb 4,4 mmol/l). After second delivery (17 years ago) period of abdominal pains. The cystic mass is WITHIN the fundal myometrium.
The problems relating to searching the Internet for medical information are well known; too many sites are identified and there is no easy way to filter out the good from the bad. Consequently, if search engines are not the best place to start your exploration of the Web for information relating to gynaecology and reproductive medicine, where is? In my opinion the best place to start is at the OBGYN.net site