The Knowledge: Your guide to female health – from menstruation to the menopause (Hardcover)

The Knowledge: Your guide to female health – from menstruation to the menopause By Dr. Nighat Arif Cover Image

The Knowledge: Your guide to female health – from menstruation to the menopause (Hardcover)


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An inclusive women's health guide from female GP, women's health specialist, broadcaster and advocate for underserved communities Dr Nighat Arif


Celebrated GP Dr Nighat Arif brings women's health to the forefront in this extensive guidebook designed to help everyone better understand each of the three key stages of a woman's life: the puberty years, the fertility years and the peri/menopausal years. Every step of the way, Dr Nighat will help you get to know the female body by explaining what is normal, what to expect, how to care for yourself and when to seek help. This book tackles many important topics: from the help available for people with conditions like endometriosis and polycystic ovary syndrome to the symptoms of heart disease to look out for in women.

The Knowledge is for everyone - and this book encompasses all experiences, including the perspectives of women of color, people of all abilities and cultures, and the transgender community to ensure that all groups affected by female health concerns are a part of vital conversations.

This is a life-saving book for all genders, ages and communities. From the young preteen hoping to understand their first period, to the couple experiencing fertility issues, to the single father raising teenage daughters, to the person unknowingly experiencing early signs of gynaecological cancer: this book is an indispensable asset for us all.
Dr Nighat is a GP specialising in women's health and family planning with over 16 years of experience in the NHS and private practice. She is based in Buckinghamshire and is able to consult fluently with patients in Urdu and Punjabi. Dr Nighat is a medical educator and provides teaching to local trainee GPs as well as at national and international conferences. Dr Nighat was nominated for the National Bevan Prize for Health and Wellbeing to acknowledge her exceptional commitment to advancing wellbeing in her community. Dr Nighat has worked to raise awareness on menopause and women's healthcare in Black and Asian women, she presented her clinical work at the 'Menopause in the Workplace' Parliamentary committee hearing. She has also worked with Team Halo, a United Nation (UN) initiative to bring an end to the pandemic and presented at the G7 Global Vaccine Confidence Summit that led to her being awarded an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Science at London City University for Women's Health, Public Health and Inclusion.

Dr Nighat is the resident doctor on BBC Breakfast, ITV'S This Morning and BBC LookEast, and she hosts her own Sunday Breakfast show on BBC3 Counties Radio. Dr Nighat was also a contributor on the Channel 4 documentary 'Davina McCall: Sex, Lies and the Menopause'  and has made guest appearances on numerous podcasts tackling taboos around women's health. Dr Nighat has regularly written for various publications including Stylist Magazine, HELLO, Red magazine, Good Housekeeping Magazine and Women in Medicine Magazine and her work around menopause has featured in British Vogue Magazine. She is also the ambassador of  a global charity Wellbeing of Women, Roald Dahl's Marvellous Children's Charity, The Good Grief Trust, HerSpirit, Sikh Forgiveness and Upon Noon.
Product Details ISBN: 9781783255733
ISBN-10: 1783255730
Publisher: Aster
Publication Date: September 12th, 2023
Pages: 256
Language: English