Women and Health [2nd Edition]
Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi and Kathryn M. Rexrode (Dec 31, 2012)
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, that concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective on women’s healthcare. 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.
The current state of women’s healthcare and medical needs are explored, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence of a wide variety of diseases and conditions that have an impact on all of us as we negotiate the challenges of leading healthy and productive lives. 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
- Explains how gender-specific risks and features of one organ system’s diseases affect the health of other organ systems. For example: hormone therapy 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
- Guidance in use of slides and additional materials to structure medical education lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique resource to study for exams
SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN’S HEALTH
Chapter 1: Overview of Women’s Health Chapter 2: The Influence of Age, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity on Health Chapter 3: Gender Issues in Women’s Health Care