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Title Women in sport / edited by Barbara L. Drinkwater ; in collaboration with the International Federation of Sports Medicine.
Imprint Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 2000.

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Series The encyclopaedia of sports medicine ; v. 8
Encyclopaedia of sports medicine ; v. 8.
Subject Women athletes -- Health and hygiene.
Women's Health.
Alt Name Drinkwater, Barbara L., 1926-
International Federation of Sports Medicine.
Description 1 online resource (xii, 661 pages) : illustrations.
Note Includes index.
Print version record.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Women and the Olympic Games : 1900-97 / G. Pfister -- Factors influencing endurance performance, strength, flexibility and coordination / K.D. Mittleman, C.M. Zacher -- Effects of the menstrual cycle and oral contraceptives on sports performance / C.M. Lebrun -- Environmental challenges / E.M. Haymes -- Physiological aspects of training / M.L. O'Toole -- Biomechanics / J.A. Crussemeyer, J.S. Dufek -- Psychological aspects ov training / J.L. Duda -- Nutrition / A.C. Grandjean, J.S. Ruud, K.J. Reimers.
Cardiorespiratory function in masters athletes / C.L. Wells -- Muscle function in masters athletes / M.E. Cress -- Hormone replacement therapy / W.M. Ey -- Preparticipation examination / M.D. Johnson -- Gender verification / A. Ljungqvist -- Pregnant athlete / M.F. Mottola, L.A. Wolfe -- Musculoskeletal injuries / E. Arendt, L. Griffin -- Cardiovascular issues / P. Sangenis -- Physical activity and risk for breast cancer / P.S. Freedson, C.E. Matthews, P.C. Nasca -- Diabetes and sport / B.N. Campaigne -- Sport and bone / I. Vuori, A. Heinonen.
Women with disabilities / K.P. Depauw -- Exercise-related anaemia / S.S. Harris -- Nutritional and pharmacological ergogenic aids / P.M. Clarkson, M.M. Manore -- Sexual harassment and abuse / C. Brackenridge -- Body composition / W.M. Kohrt -- Eating disorders / J. Sundgot-Borgen -- Amenorrhoea / L.A. Marshall -- Osteoporosis / J. Gibson -- Young elite athlete : the good, the bad and the ugly / M.R. Weiss, A.J. Amorose, J.B. Allen -- Ethical issues / A. Schneider -- Women's role in national and international sports governing bodies / K. Fasting.
Swimming / N. Constantini, M. Cale-Benzoor -- Track and field / A. Nattiv -- Rowing / J.A. Hannafin -- Gymnastics / A.D. Smith -- Figure skating / J.M. Moran -- Cycling / L. Lamoreaux -- Tennis / C.L. Otis -- Basketball / S.W. Ryan -- Soccer / M. Putukian -- Canoeing and kayaking / K. Kenal, P. Trela -- Alpine skiing / R. Agostini -- Softball / M.M. Baker.
Summary The participation of women in sports, whether it be professional or amateur, has increased dramatically over the past 20 years. The anatomy and physiology of the female athlete is unique and it is these aspects which are covered in this new volume in the Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine. Women in Sport provides and invaluable reference for those who deal with sportswomen of all abilities, both on a clinical and research level.
ISBN 0632061529 (electronic bk.)
9780632061525 (electronic bk.)
0470756853 (ebk)
9780470756850 (ebk)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1002/9780470757093
OCLC # 47011645
Additional Format Print version: Women in sport. Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Science, 2000 0632050845 (DLC) 99057719 (OCoLC)42849693
Table of Contents
 List of Contributors 
Pt. 1History 
 1Women and the Olympic Games: 1900-97 / G. Pfister3
Pt. 2Physiology of the Female Athlete 
 2Factors Influencing Endurance Performance, Strength, Flexibility and Coordination / K. D. Mittleman, C. M. Zacher23
 3Effects of the Menstrual Cycle and Oral Contraceptives on Sports Performance / C. M. Lebrun37
 4Environmental Challenges / E. M. Haymes62
Pt. 3Training the Female Athlete 
 5Physiological Aspects of Training / M. L. O'Toole77
 6Biomechanics / J. A. Crussemeyer, J. S. Dufek93
 7Psychological Aspects of Training / J. L. Duda108
 8Nutrition / A. C. Grandjean, J. S. Ruud, K. J. Reimers120
Pt. 4The Masters Athlete 
 9Cardiorespiratory Function in Masters Athletes / C. L. Wells135
 10Muscle Function in Masters Athletes / M. E. Cress144
 11Hormone Replacement Therapy / W. M. Ey158
Pt. 5Medical Issues 
 12Preparticipation Examination / M. D. Johnson169
 13Gender Verification / A. Ljungqvist183
 14The Pregnant Athlete / M. F. Mottola, L. A. Wolfe194
 15Musculoskeletal Injuries / E. Arendt, L. Griffin208
 16Cardiovascular Issues / P. Sangenis241

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