eBook Encyclopedia of Women's Health, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0306481138
  • ISBN-13: 9780306481130
  • DDC: 613.042440
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 710 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2004 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2004
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Overview

Women's health is a multifaceted subject, and the up-to-date reference book requires considerable social awareness in addition to wide-ranging clinical knowledge. The Encyclopedia of Women's Health meets this challenge by bringing together an impressive array of experts on topics from reproductive issues to gastrointestinal illnesses. This skilfully edited volume, informed by current health issues and health-care realities, offers readers practical information, historical aspects, and future directions, all meticulously researched and conveniently presented. Key features include:

  • Accessible A-to-Z coverage, including AIDS, birth control, hormone replacement therapy, teen pregnancy, sexual harassment, violence, body image, access to health care and more.
  • Entries spanning the medical, psychological, sociocultural, spiritual, and legal arenas.
  • Medical topics explored from both conventional and complementary perspectives.
  • Cross-cultural data illustrate issues as they apply to minority women, rural women, the elderly, and other underserved populations.
  • Special chapters on disparities in women's health and health care.
  • Historical overview of women in health - as patients and as professionals.
  • Suggested readings and resource lists.

The Encyclopedia speaks eloquently to the health concerns that face women today, and the needs of everyone involved in preserving female health and well-being: physicians, nurses, therapists, caseworkers, educators, mentors. In addition, government agencies, departments of public health, academic libraries and women's health organizations and women's studies programs will benefit from this timely volume.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Foundation Topics in Women's Health.
2: History of Women's Health in the United States.
3: Disparities in Women's Health and Health Care.
4: Women in the Health Professions.
5: Women in the Workforce.
6: Women in Health: Advocates, Reformers, and Pioneers.
7: Topics in Women's Health.
8: Abdominal Pain.
9: Abortion.
10: Access to Health Care.
11: Acculturation.
12: Acne.
13: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
14: Activities of Daily Living.
15: Acupuncture.
16: Acute Myocardial Infarction.
17: Addiction.
18: Addiction Ethics.
19: Adolescence.
20: Adoption.
21: Adultery.
22: Advance Directives.
23: Affirmative Action.
24: African American.
25: Ageism.
26: Agoraphobia.
27: Agricultural Work.
28: Alcohol Use.
29: Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening.
30: Alzheimer's Disease.
31: Americans with Disabilities Act.
32: Anorexia Nervosa.
33: Anxiety Disorders.
34: Arthritis.
35: Asian and Pacific Islander.
36: Assisted Living.
37: Asthma.
38: Autoimmune Disorders.
39: Back Pain.
40: Bereavement.
41: Binge Eating Disorder.
42: Bipolar Disorder.
43: Birth Control.
44: Blackwell, Elizabeth.
45: Body Image.
46: Body Mass Index.
47: Breast Augmentation.
48: Breast Cancer.
49: Breast Examination.
50: Breast-Feeding.
51: Breast Lumps.
52: Breast Reconstruction.
53: Breast Reduction.
54: Bulimia Nervosa.
55: Byrne, Ethel.
56: Calcium.
57: Cancer.
58: Cancer Screening.
59: Capacity.
60: Cardiovascular Disease.
61: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
62: Cataract.
63: Cervical Cancer.
64: Cesarean Section.
65: Charismatic Healers.
66: Chemical Dependence.
67: Chest Pain.
68: Child Abuse.
69: Child Care.
70: Child Custody.
71: Chiropractic Care.
72: Chiropractors.
73: Chlamydia.
74: Cholesterol.
75: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
76: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
77: Chronic Pain.
78: Clinical Trials.
79: Club Drugs.
80: Cocaine.
81: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
82: Cohabitation.
83: Colorectal Cancer.
84: Colposcopy.
85: Comfort Women.
86: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices.
87: Comstock Laws.
88: Condoms.
89: Confidentiality.
90: Congestive Heart Failure.
91: Conservatorship.
92: Constipation.
93: Cori, Gerty.
94: Coronary Artery Disease.
95: Coronary Risk Factors.
96: Cosmetic Surgery.
97: Couples Therapy.
98: Crystal Methamphetamine.
99: Curanderos.
100: Curie, Marie.
101: Day Care.
102: De Beauvoir, Simone.
103: Dementia.
104: Depression.
105: Dermatitis.
106: Diabetes.
107: Diaphragm.
108: Diet.
109: Diethylstilbestrol.
110: Dilation and Curettage.
111: Disability.
112: Discrimination.
113: Dissociative Identity Disorder.
114: Divorce.
115: Divorce Mediation.
116: Domestic Partnership.
117: Domestic Violence.
118: Douching.
119: Dowry.
120: Drugs.
121: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
122: Dysmenorrhea.
123: Dyspareunia.
124: Dysthymia.
125: Eating Disorders.
126: Ectopic Pregnancy.
127: Edema.
128: Education.
129: Endometrial Polyps.
130: Endometriosis.
131: Energy Healing.
132: Environment.
133: Episiotomy.
134: Equal Rights Amendment.
135: Ethnicity.
136: Exercise.
137: Falls Prevention.
138: Fecundity.
139: Female Genital Mutilation.
140: Femininity.
141: Feminism.
142: Feminist Ethics.
143: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
144: Fetish.
145: Fibrocystic Breast Disease.
146: Fibromyalgia.
147: Foot Care.
148: Galactorrhea.
149: Gallbladder Disease.
150: Gangs.
151: Gender.
152: Gender Role.
153: Genetic Counseling.
154: Genital Development.
155: Giant Cell Arteritis.
156: Gonorrhea.
157: Greer, Germaine.
158: Guardianship.
159: Hair Care.
160: Hair Loss.
161: Hair Removal.
162: Harm Reduction.
163: Headache.
164: Healers.
165: Health Insurance.
166: Health Maintenance Organizations.
167: Heartburn.
168: Hemorrhoids.
169: Hepatitis.
170: Hermaphroditism.
171: Heroin.
172: Herpes Simplex Virus.
173: Homelessness.
174: Homeopathy.
175: Homicide.
176: Homosexuality.
177: Hormone Replacement Therapy.
178: Hospice.
179: Human Papillomavirus.
180: Hypertension.
181: Hypochondriasis.
182: Hysterectomy.
183: Hysteria.
184: Idiopathic Environmental Intolerances.
185: Immigrant Health.
186: Immunization.
187: Incest.
188: Infertility.
189: Informed Consent.
190: Inhalant Abuse.
191: Inheritance.
192: Injection Drug Use.
193: Insomnia.
194: Intersexuality.
Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Preface.
Contents.
1: Foundation Topics in Women's Health.
2: History of Women's Health in the United States.
3: Disparities in Women's Health and Health Care.
4: Women in the Health Professions.
5: Women in the Workforce.
6: Women in Health: Advocates, Reformers, and Pioneers.
7: Topics in Women's Health.
8: Abdominal Pain.
9: Abortion.
10: Access to Health Care.
11: Acculturation.
12: Acne.
13: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
14: Activities of Daily Living.
15: Acupuncture.
16: Acute Myocardial Infarction.
17: Addiction.
18: Addiction Ethics.
19: Adolescence.
20: Adoption.
21: Adultery.
22: Advance Directives.
23: Affirmative Action.
24: African American.
25: Ageism.
26: Agoraphobia.
27: Agricultural Work.
28: Alcohol Use.
29: Alpha-Fetoprotein Screening.
30: Alzheimer's Disease.
31: Americans with Disabilities Act.
32: Anorexia Nervosa.
33: Anxiety Disorders.
34: Arthritis.
35: Asian and Pacific Islander.
36: Assisted Living.
37: Asthma.
38: Autoimmune Disorders.
39: Back Pain.
40: Bereavement.
41: Binge Eating Disorder.
42: Bipolar Disorder.
43: Birth Control.
44: Blackwell, Elizabeth.
45: Body Image.
46: Body Mass Index.
47: Breast Augmentation.
48: Breast Cancer.
49: Breast Examination.
50: Breast-Feeding.
51: Breast Lumps.
52: Breast Reconstruction.
53: Breast Reduction.
54: Bulimia Nervosa.
55: Byrne, Ethel.
56: Calcium.
57: Cancer.
58: Cancer Screening.
59: Capacity.
60: Cardiovascular Disease.
61: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
62: Cataract.
63: Cervical Cancer.
64: Cesarean Section.
65: Charismatic Healers.
66: Chemical Dependence.
67: Chest Pain.
68: Child Abuse.
69: Child Care.
70: Child Custody.
71: Chiropractic Care.
72: Chiropractors.
73: Chlamydia.
74: Cholesterol.
75: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
76: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease.
77: Chronic Pain.
78: Clinical Trials.
79: Club Drugs.
80: Cocaine.
81: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy.
82: Cohabitation.
83: Colorectal Cancer.
84: Colposcopy.
85: Comfort Women.
86: Complementary and Alternative Health Practices.
87: Comstock Laws.
88: Condoms.
89: Confidentiality.
90: Congestive Heart Failure.
91: Conservatorship.
92: Constipation.
93: Cori, Gerty.
94: Coronary Artery Disease.
95: Coronary Risk Factors.
96: Cosmetic Surgery.
97: Couples Therapy.
98: Crystal Methamphetamine.
99: Curanderos.
100: Curie, Marie.
101: Day Care.
102: De Beauvoir, Simone.
103: Dementia.
104: Depression.
105: Dermatitis.
106: Diabetes.
107: Diaphragm.
108: Diet.
109: Diethylstilbestrol.
110: Dilation and Curettage.
111: Disability.
112: Discrimination.
113: Dissociative Identity Disorder.
114: Divorce.
115: Divorce Mediation.
116: Domestic Partnership.
117: Domestic Violence.
118: Douching.
119: Dowry.
120: Drugs.
121: Durable Power of Attorney for Health Care.
122: Dysmenorrhea.
123: Dyspareunia.
124: Dysthymia.
125: Eating Disorders.
126: Ectopic Pregnancy.
127: Edema.
128: Education.
129: Endometrial Polyps.
130: Endometriosis.
131: Energy Healing.
132: Environment.
133: Episiotomy.
134: Equal Rights Amendment.
135: Ethnicity.
136: Exercise.
137: Falls Prevention.
138: Fecundity.
139: Female Genital Mutilation.
140: Femininity.
141: Feminism.
142: Feminist Ethics.
143: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.
144: Fetish.
145: Fibrocystic Breast Disease.
146: Fibromyalgia.
147: Foot Care.
148: Galactorrhea.
149: Gallbladder Disease.
150: Gangs.
151: Gender.
152: Gender Role.
153: Genetic Counseling.
154: Genital Development.
155: Giant Cell Arteritis.
156: Gonorrhea.
157: Greer, Germaine.
158: Guardianship.
159: Hair Care.
160: Hair Loss.
161: Hair Removal.
162: Harm Reduction.
163: Headache.
164: Healers.
165: Health Insurance.
166: Health Maintenance Organizations.
167: Heartburn.
168: Hemorrhoids.
169: Hepatitis.
170: Hermaphroditism.
171: Heroin.
172: Herpes Simplex Virus.
173: Homelessness.
174: Homeopathy.
175: Homicide.
176: Homosexuality.
177: Hormone Replacement Therapy.
178: Hospice.
179: Human Papillomavirus.
180: Hypertension.
181: Hypochondriasis.
182: Hysterectomy.
183: Hysteria.
184: Idiopathic Environmental Intolerances.
185: Immigrant Health.
186: Immunization.
187: Incest.
188: Infertility.
189: Informed Consent.
190: Inhalant Abuse.
191: Inheritance.
192: Injection Drug Use.
193: Insomnia.
194: Intersexuality.