Women And Health

Women And Health : Feminist Perspectives

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this comprehensive volume provides a broad sample of contemporary British feminist work on women and health. It spans the disciplines of psychology, sociology, social policy, social anthropology and economics, and demonstrates the development of feminist theorizing and activism in these areas over the past decade. Topics include: global and national politics of women's health; the 'psychologization' of health: sexuality and AIDS; body image and pregnancy; reproductive technology; substance abuse; breast cancer; and the long-term health problems of women. Calling for a greater understanding of women and health, the contributors acknowledge the gender-based inequities of women's experiences and address the need for social and political change in order to improve the health and health care of women across the lifespan.
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  • Hardback | 209 pages
  • 163.58 x 235.71 x 18.54mm | 499g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • 0748401482
  • 9780748401482

Table of contents

All in Her Mind - Stereotypic View and the Psychologization of Women's Illness; Young Women and Safer (Hetero) Sex - Context, Constraints and Strategies; "I'm Not Fat, I'm Pregnant" - The Impact of Pregnancy on Fat Women's Body Image; Reproductive Health and Reproductive Technology; Waged Work and Wellbeing; What Can She Depend On? - Substance Use and Women's Health; Surviving by Smoking; Towards a Feminist Approach to Breast Cancer; A "Cure for All Ills"? - Constructions of the Menopause and the Chequered Fortunes of Hormone Replacement Therapy; Widows' Needs and Women's Needs - The Refeminization of Death, Dying and Bereavement; Feminist Reflections on the General Medical Council - Recreation and Retention of Male Power.
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