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Title Women's health [electronic resource] / Christina Fisanick, book editor.
Publication Info. Detroit : Greenhaven Press, c2006.
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 Libraries Electronic Books  ELECTRONIC BOOK-Opposing Viewpoints In Context    AVAIL. ONLINE
Description 193 p. ; 24 cm.
Series Contemporary issues companion
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 178-184) and index.
Contents ch. 1. The impact of culture on women's health -- 1. American culture exalts an unnatural and dangerous female body image / Frances M. Berg -- 2. Gender biases negatively impact women's health care worldwide / Piroska Östlin, Asha George, Gita Sen -- 3. Obesity in a major health threat to women / Tori Hudson -- 4. Overweight women suffer abuse in silence / Susan Koppelman -- 5. Female genital mutilation can be a sate cultural rite of passage / Richard A. Shweder -- 6. Female genital mutilation causes severe health problems / Loretta M. Kopelman --
ch. 2. Women and reproductive health -- 1. The risks of fertility treatments are unacceptable / Barbara Seaman -- 2. The risks of fertility treatments are overstated / American Society of Reproductive Medicine -- 3. Pregnancy concerns for women over age thirty-five / March of Dimes -- 4. Controversies over women's access to birth control / Clemmitt -- 5. Stress negatively impacts fertility / Lori Oliwenstein --
ch. 3. Women and mental health -- 1. Women are at greater risk of depression than men / National Institute of Mental Health -- 2. Women are more susceptible to developing anxiety disorders than men / Susan Mahler -- 3. The impact of stress on women / BraVada Garrett-Akinsanya -- 4. Some causes of eating disorders in women / Deborah Marcontell Michel, Susan G. Willard -- 5. Black women's mental health needs go unmet / Shauna Curphey --
ch. 4. Personal narratives on women's health -- 1. My mother gave me anorexia / "Juliette Potter," as told to Stacy Colino -- 2. I survived breast cancer / Julianne Buescher -- 3.My journey through postpartum depression / Brooke Shields -- 4. How I made peace with my secondary infertility / Julie Stiegemeyer -- Organizations to contact.
Access License restrictions may limit access.
Subject Women -- Health and hygiene.
Women's Health.
Added Author Fisanick, Christina.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
ISBN 0737724684 (lib. : alk. paper)
9780737724684 (lib. : alk. paper)
0737724692 (pbk. : alk. paper)
9780737724691 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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