Menstrual Health in Women's Lives

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Alice J. Dan, Linda L. Lewis
University of Illinois Press, 1992 - Medical - 301 pages
Menstrual health education, migraine headaches that occur around the time of the period, menstrual synchrony, seasonal variations in the menstrual cycle, tampon safety, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) are among the topics discussed in this interdisciplinary volume.
 

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Contents

Premenstrual Syndrome PMS
5
Methodological Issues in the Definition of Premenstrual Syndrome
7
Lifetime Psychiatric Diagnoses of Women Seeking Treatment for PMS
15
Somatic Symptomatology in Women With Premenstrual or Menstrual Difficulties
22
Psychological Evaluation and Intervention With PMS Women
30
The Role of Negative Life Stress and PMS Some Preliminary Findings
38
Rationale and Evidence for the Role of Circadian Desynchrony in Premenstrual Symptoms
52
PMS and the Progesterone The Ongoing Controversy
61
Menopause A Biocultural Event
169
Black Womens Responses to Menarche and Menopause
178
MexicanAmerican Womens Perceptions of Menopause
191
Differing Perspectives of Menopause An Attribution Theory Approach
198
The Development of a Measure of Attitude Toward Menopause
206
Menstrual Pattern Changes in MiddleAged Women
213
Contextual Issues for Menstrual Health
227
She Was Rendered Incapacitated by Menstrual Difficulties Historical Perspectives on Perceived Intellectual and Physiological Impairment Among Me...
229

Changes Over the Menstrual Cycle
73
Psychological and Social Behavior of Couples Over a Menstrual Cycle OntheSpot Sampling From Everyday Life
75
Contextual Determinants of Menstrual Cycle Effects in Observations of Social Interactions
83
Sexual Arousability During the Menstrual Cycle in Response to Daily Sexual Stimuli
98
A Comparative Review of Primate Sexuality Across the Menstrual Cycle
111
Psychological Correlates of Normal and Abnormal Menstrual Cycle Length
131
Menstrual Migraine Headache
147
Perimenstrual Symptoms and the HealthSeeking Process Models and Methods
155
Menopause
167
The Impact of Menarche on Family Relationships
236
Social Factors and Menstrual Synchrony in a Population of Nurses
246
Seasonal Cyclicity Effect of DaylightDarkness on the Menstrual Cycle
254
Can Tampon Safety Be Regulated?
261
Menstruation Consciousness Raising A Personal and Pedagogical Process
274
Contributors and Editors
285
Index
292
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