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Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, The Female Athlete

Handbook of Sports Medicine and Science, The Female Athlete

Margo Mountjoy (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-118-86219-3 November 2014 Wiley-Blackwell 144 Pages


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This new International Olympic Committee (IOC) handbook covers the science, medicine and psycho-social aspects of females in sports at all levels of competition.

Each chapter focuses on the specific issues that female athletes confront both on and off the field, such as bone health, nutritional recommendations, exercise/competition during menstruation and pregnancy, and much more. Fully endorsed by the IOC and drawing upon the experience of an international team of expert contributors, no other publication deals with the topic in such a concise and complete manner.  

The Female Athlete
is recommended for all health care providers for women and girl athletes internationally for all sports and all levels of competition. It is a valuable resource for medical doctors, physical and occupational therapists, nutritionists, and sports scientists as well as coaches, personal trainers and athletes.

List of Contributors vi

Foreword viii

Preface ix

1 Training the female athlete 1
Suzanne S. Hecht and Elizabeth Arendt

2 Injury prevention in the female athlete 9
Carolyn A. Emery and Constance M. Lebrun

3 Psychology of the female athlete 20
Joan L. Duda and Saul Marks

4 Nutritional guidelines for female athletes 30
Louise M. Burke

5 Disordered eating and eating disorders in female athletes 42
Monica K. Torstveit and Jorunn Sundgot Borgen

6 Bone health 56
Naama W. Constantini and Constance M. Lebrun

7 Menstrual health in the female athlete 67
Madhusmita Misra

8 Exercise and pelvic fl oor dysfunction in female elite athletes 76
Kari Bø

9 Female athlete triad 86
Marci Goolsby

10 Hyperandrogenism and gender change 96
Martin Ritzén

11 Sexual harassment and abuse in sport: implications for health care providers 103
Trisha Leahy and Kari Fasting

12 Exercise and pregnancy 110
Ruben Barakat Alejandro Lucía and Jonatan Ruiz

13 The paralympic female athlete 120
Cheri A. Blauwet

Index 129