Women and Health

Women and Health
Author: Marlene B. Goldman,Rebecca Troisi,Kathryn M. Rexrode
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 1632
Release: 2012-12-31
ISBN 10: 0123849799
ISBN 13: 9780123849793
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Book Review:

Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages — from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic, which concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective. It covers key issues ranging from osteoporosis to breast cancer and other cancers, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational hazards, eating disorders, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, substance abuse, and societal and behavioral influences on health. In this second edition of Women and Health, chapters thoughtfully explore the current state of women’s health and health care, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. All chapters have been extensively updated and emphasize the epidemiology of the condition — the etiology, occurrence, primary and secondary prevention (screening), risk factors, surveillance, changing trends over time, and critical analysis of the diagnostic and treatment options and controversies. Treatment sections in each chapter have been expanded to create a stronger dialogue between epidemiologists and women's health practitioners. Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of women’s health issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles Provides a common language for epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and women’s health specialists to discuss the behavioral, cultural, and biological determinants of women’s health Researchers and medical specialists will learn how the gender-specific risks and features of one organ system’s diseases affect the health of other organ systems For example: Hormone replacement therapy used to treat imbalance within the endocrine system is also being used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease; Drugs developed for type 2 diabetes are now being used in chemoprevention Orients the non-gerontologist about the importance of considering the entire life cycle of women within research designs and treatment plans Professors teaching courses in women’s health will use slides and additional materials to structure lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique resource to study for exams

Women s Health and the Limits of Law

Women s Health and the Limits of Law
Author: Irehobhude O. Iyioha
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 300
Release: 2019-12-10
ISBN 10: 1351002368
ISBN 13: 9781351002363
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health and the Limits of Law Book Review:

Despite some significant advances in the creation and protection of rights affecting women’s health, these do not always translate into actual health benefits for women. This collection asks: 'What is an effective law and what influences law’s effectiveness or ineffectiveness? What dynamics, elements, and conditions come together to limit law’s capacity to achieve instrumental goals for women’s health and the advancement of women’s health rights?' The book presents an integrated, co-referential and sustained critical discussion of the normative and constitutive reasons for law’s limited effectiveness in the field of women’s health. It offers comprehensive and cohesive explanatory accounts of law’s limits and for the first time in the field, introduces a distinction between formal and substantive effectiveness of laws. Its approach is trans-systemic, multi-jurisdictional and comparative, with a focus on six countries in North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa and international human rights case law based on matters arising from Hungary, Portugal, Spain, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Peru and Bolivia. The book will be a valuable resource for educators, students, lawyers, rights advocates and policymakers working in women’s health, socio-legal studies, human rights, feminist legal studies, and legal philosophy more broadly.

Women and Health

Women and Health
Author: Sue Wilkinson,Celia Kitzinger
Publsiher: Taylor & Francis
Total Pages: 209
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780748401499
ISBN 13: 0748401490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Book Review:

Drawing its contributions from a variety of disciplines (including cross-disciplinary and multidisciplinary work), this book focuses not only on women's health as a topic within psychology, but also highlights feminist research on health rather than health research on women.

Women and Health Psychology

Women and Health Psychology
Author: Cheryl Brown Travis
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2014-01-02
ISBN 10: 1317785304
ISBN 13: 9781317785309
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Psychology Book Review:

The author proposes that the conditions, events, and experiences that contribute to serious mental health problems for a percentage of women, will at some point be experienced by all. Mental Health Issues presents two basic themes: that social contexts and frameworks are experienced and expressed, and then subconsciously internalized as part of the self; and that specific diagnostic conditions, such as depression, alcoholism, or eating disorders, can emerge from dynamics that are experienced by most women.

Women and Health

Women and Health
Author: Elizabeth Fee
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2019-05-23
ISBN 10: 1351840614
ISBN 13: 9781351840613
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Book Review:

In the face of the long domination of medical care by men, Women and Health explores from a variety of perspectives the twin issues of women in health care, and the health care of women. Specific sections address the women's health movement, birth control and childbirth, women in the health labor force, and the influence of women's employment on their health. Already acclaimed by scholars and health policy-makers alike, Women and Health is sure to become a standard sourcebook on an important and neglected subject.

The Health Of Women

The Health Of Women
Author: Jill Gay
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 291
Release: 2018-05-04
ISBN 10: 0429965001
ISBN 13: 9780429965005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Health Of Women Book Review:

This book provides a state-of-the-art, comprehensive review of the many factors that affect women’s health, ranging from low socioeconomic status and the impact of the debt crisis to more direct medical determinants, such as poor nutrition, hemorrhage, eclampsia, and infection. At stake are the unnecessary and preventable deaths of women and girls around the globe. The contributors assess the reduced quality of life for women and the often unacknowledged contributions of women and girls as the backbone of production in both developing and developed countries. Synthesizing perspectives of policymakers and practitioners, researchers and scholars, The Health of Women urges major new initiatives to understand and improve women’s health, taking into account biological elements such as the life cycle of women as well as cultural constraints and socioeconomic realities.

Women s Health and Social Change

Women s Health and Social Change
Author: Ellen Annandale
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2008-07-14
ISBN 10: 1134655525
ISBN 13: 9781134655526
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health and Social Change Book Review:

"Traditional distinctions between the experiences of women and men are breaking down and being reconfigured in new, more complex ways. The long-established life expectancy gap between men and women appears to be closing in many affluent societies. Many men appear to be far more 'body and health conscious' than they ever were in the past and there are perceptible changes in women's 'health behaviours', such as increases in cigarette smoking and alcohol consumption.

Women s Health in Canada

Women s Health in Canada
Author: Marina Morrow,Olena Hankivsky,Colleen Varcoe
Publsiher: University of Toronto Press
Total Pages: 432
Release: 2008-05-03
ISBN 10: 1442690542
ISBN 13: 9781442690547
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health in Canada Book Review:

In recent years, healthcare professionals have recognized the distinctly different healthcare needs and concerns of men and women. Women's health, in particular, has come into its own in the last two decades. In Canada, however, there has been little available in the way of a general text on women's health. This volume works toward filling that gap by providing a resource for teaching and understanding women's health in this country. To lay out the methodological and theoretical foundations for their study, editors Olena Hankivisky, Marina Morrow, and Colleen Varcoe bring together an interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners from economics, anthropology, sociology, nursing, political studies, women's studies, and psychology. Contributors draw on the rich history of the Canadian women's health movement, providing analysis of that history and of the emergent theory, policy, and practice. Aimed at undergraduate and graduate students as well as practitioners, the collection adopts an intersectional approach, looking closely at social factors such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, sexuality, and gender identity, and analysing how they relate both to each other and to women's health. Connections between the social, economic, and cultural contexts of women's lives and their physical, spiritual, and mental well-being are a primary focus. Providing a much needed resource for teachers, students, and practitioners of women's health in Canada, this comprehensive volume makes an important contribution to the literature.

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women s Health

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women s Health
Author: Mavis Kirkham
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2007-01-24
ISBN 10: 1134176783
ISBN 13: 9781134176786
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Exploring the Dirty Side of Women s Health Book Review:

In this book, a team of international contributors examine bodies, leakage and boundaries, illuminating the contradictions and dilemmas in women’s healthcare. Using the concept of pollution, this book highlights how women and health issues are categorised, and health workers and women are confined to roles and places defined as socially appropriate. The book explores in-depth current and historical practices, such as: childbirth and midwifery practice policies and social practices around breastfeeding gynaecological nursing, female incontinence and sexually transmitted infections miscarriages and termination of pregnancy. Addressing things out of place, from the idea of ‘dirty work’ to feeling ‘dirty’, from diagnoses that disrupt our self-image to beliefs and practices which undermine health service provision, this book uses the contradictions in our thinking around pollution and power to stimulate thinking around women’s health.

Geographies of Women s Health

Geographies of Women s Health
Author: Nancy Davis Lewis,Isabel Dyck,Sara McLafferty
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-11-12
ISBN 10: 1134562489
ISBN 13: 9781134562480
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Geographies of Women s Health Book Review:

This international collection explores the relationships between society, place, gender and health, and how these play out in different parts of the world. The chapters work together in examining the complex layering of social, economic and political relations that frame women's health. The authors demonstrate that women's health needs to be understood 'in place' if gains are to be made in improving women's health and health care.

Women and Health

Women and Health
Author: World Health Organization
Publsiher: World Health Organization
Total Pages: 91
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9241563850
ISBN 13: 9789241563857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Book Review:

Despite considerable progress in the past decades, societies continue to fail to meet the health care needs of women at key moments of their lives, particularly in their adolescent years and in older age. These are the key findings of the WHO report Women and health: today's evidence tomorrow's agenda. WHO calls for action both within the health sector and beyond to improve the health and lives of girls and women around the world, from birth to older age. The report provides the latest and most comprehensive evidence available to date on women's specific needs and health challenges over their entire life-course. The report includes the latest global and regional figures on the health and leading causes of death in women from birth, through childhood, adolescence and adulthood, to older age.--Publisher's description.

Communicating Women s Health

Communicating Women s Health
Author: Annette Madlock Gatison
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 200
Release: 2015-12-07
ISBN 10: 1317553896
ISBN 13: 9781317553892
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Communicating Women s Health Book Review:

This volume explores the conditions under which women are empowered, and feel entitled, to make the health decisions that are best for them. At its core, it illuminates how the most basic element of communication, voice, has been summarily suppressed for entire groups of women when it comes to control of their own sexuality, reproductive lives, and health. By giving voice to these women’s experiences, the book shines a light on ways to improve health communication for women. Bringing together personal narratives, key theory and literature, and original qualitative and quantitative studies, the book provides an in-depth comparative picture of how and why women’s health varies for distinct groups of women. Organized into four parts—historical influences on patient and provider perceptions, breast cancer the silence and the shame, make it taboo: mothering, reproduction, and womanhood, and sex, sexuality, relational health, and womanhood—each section is introduced with a brief synthesis and discussion of the key questions addressed across the chapters.

Women s Health Research

Women s Health Research
Author: Institute of Medicine,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on Women's Health Research
Publsiher: National Academies Press
Total Pages: 438
Release: 2010-10-27
ISBN 10: 9780309163378
ISBN 13: 0309163374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health Research Book Review:

Even though slightly over half of the U.S. population is female, medical research historically has neglected the health needs of women. However, over the past two decades, there have been major changes in government support of women's health research--in policies, regulations, and the organization of research efforts. To assess the impact of these changes, Congress directed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to ask the IOM to examine what has been learned from that research and how well it has been put into practice as well as communicated to both providers and women. Women's Health Research finds that women's health research has contributed to significant progress over the past 20 years in lessening the burden of disease and reducing deaths from some conditions, while other conditions have seen only moderate change or even little or no change. Gaps remain, both in research areas and in the application of results to benefit women in general and across multiple population groups. Given the many and significant roles women play in our society, maintaining support for women's health research and enhancing its impact are not only in the interest of women, they are in the interest of us all.

Women and Exercise

Women and Exercise
Author: Eileen Kennedy,Pirkko Markula
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2011-01-12
ISBN 10: 113688369X
ISBN 13: 9781136883699
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Exercise Book Review:

Exercise for women is a heavily-laden social and embodied experience. While exercise promotion has become an increasingly visible part of health campaigns, obesity among women is rising, and studies indicate that women are generally less physically active than men. Women’s (lack of) exercise, therefore, has become a public concern, and physiological and psychological research has attempted to develop more effective exercise programs aimed at women. Yet women have a complex relationship with embodiment and physical activity that is difficult for quantitative scientific approaches to explore. This book addresses this neglect by providing a much-needed feminist, qualitative social analysis of women and exercise. The contributors, drawn from across Europe and North America, investigate the ways women experience exercise within the context of the global fitness industry. All the authors take a specifically feminist perspective in their analysis of the fit, feminine body, exploring media images and the global branding of fitness products, the relationship between exercise and fat, the construction of physical activity within health discourse, and the lived experience of the exercising body. The collection explores the diversity of women’s experiences of exercise in relation to age, ethnicity and body size. The book is essential for anyone interested in health promotion, sport and exercise or the social and cultural study of gender and embodiment.

Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada

Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada
Author: Pat Armstrong
Publsiher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Total Pages: 333
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0889614857
ISBN 13: 9780889614857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada Book Review:

Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada explores why health care is a woman's issue and seeks to address gender equity in health services. Written by members of Women and Health Care Reform (WHCR), this collection establishes the importance of including gender in discussions and decisions surrounding health sector reform. In twelve concise chapters, Thinking Women and Health Care Reform in Canada addresses a wide range of issues, including obesity, maternity care, mental health of health care workers, and private health insurance. This thought-provoking collection is an essential read for students and researchers in the fields of women's studies, health sciences, sociology, and nursing, as well as for anyone who is looking for a new picture of health care in Canada.

Women s Health in Africa

Women s Health in Africa
Author: Chimaraoke O. Izugbara,Eleanor Krassen Covan,Elizabeth Fugate-Whitlock
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 576
Release: 2017-10-02
ISBN 10: 1317519558
ISBN 13: 9781317519553
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health in Africa Book Review:

This edited book includes new policy-relevant research on women’s health issues in Africa. Scholars explore critical topics from different disciplinary traditions using a variety of research methodologies and data sources. The contributors include African scholars with in-depth knowledge of their home contexts, who can furnish nuanced interpretations of local health issues and trends; international researchers who bring vigorous comparative viewpoints; emerging scholars adding to scientific knowledge; and more established researchers with a deep global knowledge of women’s health issues. The range of women’s health issues is vast, including the HIV epidemic and its impacts; domestic violence; the persistence of homebirths; and abortion. In addition, the book investigates emerging health concerns such as CVDs and cancers. Readers will learn that, while old health issues have persisted and assumed new dimensions, newer concerns have materialized and are gaining momentum. The inability of health systems to tackle these issues complicates matters in Africa, creating a sense of desperation that can only be successfully confronted through strong political will and strategic planning, grounded in further research. This book was originally published as several special issues of Health Care for Women International.

Women and Health in America

Women and Health in America
Author: Judith Walzer Leavitt
Publsiher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Total Pages: 692
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780299159641
ISBN 13: 0299159647
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health in America Book Review:

In this thoroughly updated second edition, Judith Walzer Leavitt, a leading authority on the history of women's health issues, has collected thirty-five articles representing important scholarship in this once-neglected field. Timely and fascinating, this volume is organized chronologically and then by topic, covering studies of women and health in the colonial and revolutionary periods and the nineteenth century through the Civil War. The remainder of the book concentrates on the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries and addresses such controversial issues as body image and physical fitness, sexuality, fertility, abortion and birth control, childbirth and motherhood, mental illness, women's health care providers (midwives, nurses, physicians), and health reform and public health.

Women and Health Research

Women and Health Research
Author: Institute of Medicine,Anna C. Mastroianni,Ruth R. Faden,Daniel Federman
Publsiher: Women and Health Research; Eth
Total Pages: 288
Release: 1994-01-15
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39076001494744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women and Health Research Book Review:

Annotation Examines the facts on women's participation as subjects in medical research and explores issues related to maintaining justice in clinical studies. Experts in ethics, research, medicine and industry present general principles for the ethical conduct of research on women while highlighting the limitations of science, legal liabilities, and relevant governmental policies. Offers an historical overview treating topics such as thalidomide and DES research. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Sleep and Women s Health

Sleep and Women s Health
Author: Zippi Dolev
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2019-12-09
ISBN 10: 1000733491
ISBN 13: 9781000733495
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sleep and Women s Health Book Review:

This text explores the links between sleep and hormones in women and the implications this has for the reproductive life-cycle. The various stages of menstruation, pregnancy, and menopause are correlated with the sleep disorders likely to be associated and their possible treatments. All professional clinician readers will better understand the problems their patients may develop in relation to this much neglected but highly important aspect of health.

Women s Health

Women s Health
Author: Pat Armstrong,Jennifer Deadman
Publsiher: Canadian Scholars’ Press
Total Pages: 290
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 0889614660
ISBN 13: 9780889614666
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Women s Health Book Review:

While women comprise the largest segement of health workers, health consumers, and health decision-makers for their families and communities, it has often been difficult for women to make themselves heard. Women's Health focuses on women's health issues from multiple perspectives and draws upon research and practice that include both qualitative and quantitative methodologies in data collection and knowledge formation. Women's Health incorporates work that has been produced from grassroots investigations of women's health issues and addresses specific health issues, diversity issues, and a variety of issues previously unexplored. In an effort to exemplify alternative forms of knowledge collection, and the importance of inclusiveness, diversity, and realism when understanding the various facets of women's health, Women's Health also highlights the work of women whose voices may not normally be heard or recognized -- in a way that stretches beyond the traditional parameters of knowledge-sharing practices.