Handbook of Women’s Sexual and Reproductive Health

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Gina M. Wingood, Ralph J. DiClemente
Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 31, 2002 - Health & Fitness - 473 pages
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The subject of women's sexual and reproductive health has been surrounded in a mantle of silence. This silence is pervasive in women's lives and is manifested by the difficulty in discussing or disseminating information regarding women's sexuality in our families, our relationships, and in society as a whole. This volume is designed to motivate and engage scientists, policy makers, and practitioners to greater scientific discourse, reduce the stigma and validate the importance of women's sexual and reproductive health. The editors and contributors bring the topic of women's sexual and reproductive health to the forefront in a useful and intellectually stimulating manner, and include a wealth of knowledge and current information on: -epidemiology; -social and behavioral correlates; -effective intervention and prevention strategies; and -health policies relating to women's sexual and reproductive health. The use of a multidisciplinary perspective, bringing together historians, anthropologists, psychologists, sociologists, epidemiologists, public health researchers, genetic counselors, attorneys, demographers, journalists, social workers, nurses and physicians, allows for comprehensive coverage that will benefit women's health advocates, students, and practitioners.
 

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Contents

Womens Sexual and Reproductive Health An Overview
3
Historical Influences on Womens Sexual and Reproductive Health
7
Adolescent Girls Sexual Development
21
The Social Organization of Womens Sexuality
43
Cultural Influences on Womens Sexual Health
71
Mass Media and Adolescent Female Sexuality
93
Family Influences on Adolescent Females Sexual Health
113
Illicit Drug Use and Womens Sexual and Reproductive Health
129
Sexually Transmitted Infections
255
HIVAIDS
281
Sexual Dysfunction
303
Cervical Cancer
329
Breast Cancer
345
Menopause
367
Technological and Ethical Issues in Womens Sexual and Reproductive Health
393
Contraceptive Technology
395

Alcohol Use and Womens Sexual and Reproductive Health
153
Epidemiologic Psychological Prevention and Policy Issues in Womens Sexual and Reproductive Health
173
Womens Body Images
175
Sexual Abuse
195
Chronic Pelvic Pain
217
Adolescent Pregnancy
231
Reproductive Health Technology and Genetic Counseling
417
Legal and Ethical Issues Impacting Womens Sexual and Reproductive Health
437
Womens Sexual and Reproductive Health
449
Index
455
About the Editors
473
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