Abstract: For many disorders of the skin, women are more likely than men to seek consultation and treatment from their doctors. It appears evident that skin health, appearance, and cosmetic maintenance take on enormous significance to women. Also, pregnancy causes specific changes in the skin and may promote the development of skin disorders or conditions not previously noted in the nonpregnant state. Primary care obstetrician-gynecologists are frequently the first-line medical consultants for skin disorders; thus, knowledge of these disorders, associated diseases, and demographic associations (race and age) are important to patient care.


Russell R. Snyder, MD

Associate Editor
Gretchen M. Lentz, MD

Past Editor
Raul Artal, MD

ISSN 1536-3619
Published 6 times per year