Health and Disease Among Women

Health and Disease Among Women : Biological and Environmental Influences

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Many health problems are unique to, more common in, or more severe in women than men. This book examines the underpinnings of these gender differences. Sections deal with biological (hormonal, anatomic, immunologic, and pregnancy-related), social, behavioural/psychological, and lifestyle influences. Chapters are heavily referenced, packed full with data, and they provide methodological insights that will guide future women's health research.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 484 pages
  • 152.4 x 236.2 x 35.6mm | 975.23g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • tables
  • 0195113969
  • 9780195113969

Table of contents

Part 1 Psychosocial and Lifestyle Issues ; Chapter 1 Socioeconomic Gradients in Health Among Men and Women ; Chapter 2 Gender Differences in Response to the Environment ; Chapter 3 Gender and Depression ; Chapter 4 Disability in Older Women ; Chapter 5 Violence Against Women ; Part 2 Sex Steroid Hormones ; Chapter 6 Hormones in Women ; Chapter 7 Sex Steroid Hormones and Coronary Artery Disease ; Chapter 8 Hormonal Influences on Osteoporosis and Fracture ; Chapter 9 Epidemiology of Breast Cancer ; Chapter 10 Polycystic Ovary Disease as a Model of Hormonal Influences ; Part 3 Anatomy of the Genital Tract & Immunology ; Chapter 11 Anatomy of the Female and Male Genital Tracts ; Chapter 12 Basic Principles of Immunology ; Chapter 13 Urinary Incontinence ; Chapter 14 Anatomic Influences on Bacterial Sexually Transmitted Diseases ; Chapter 15 Autoimmune Diseases ; Chapter 16 Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Replacement Therapy ; Chapter 17 Contraceptive Choices and Reproductive Health ; Chapter 18 Maternal Health Effects from Pregnancy
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