Health and Disease Among Women: Biological and Environmental Influences

Hardcover | October 1, 1998

EditorRoberta B. Ness, Lewis H. Kuller

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Women often suffer from health problems that are specific to their gender, and are afflicted by many other diseases with greater frequency and severity than men. Health and Disease Among Women examines the biological and environmental underpinnings of these gender differences. The chapters areorganized to cover biologic (hormonal, anatomic, immunologic, and pregnancy-related), social, behavioral/ psychological and lifestyle influences. They highlight observations that may lead to a better understanding of how such influences account for gender variations in health and disease. The bookthus addresses questions such as: 1) Why do women bear more of the reproductive morbidity after sexually transmitted diseases than men, 2) Why is depression more common in women, 3) What is the evidence that cardiovascular disease is strongly influenced by hormonal milieu, 4) What are the competingrisks and benefits associated with various methods of contraception? Densely referenced and packed with data, the chapters also provide methodologic insights that will guide research on women's health in the future.

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Women often suffer from health problems that are specific to their gender, and are afflicted by many other diseases with greater frequency and severity than men. Health and Disease Among Women examines the biological and environmental underpinnings of these gender differences. The chapters areorganized to cover biologic (hormonal, anat...

Roberta Ness and Lewis H. Kuller are both at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.
Format:HardcoverPublished:October 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195113969

ISBN - 13:9780195113969

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I. Psychosocial and Lifestyle Issues1. Manning Feinleib, Lillian M. Ingster: Socioeconomic Gradients in Health Among Men and Women2. Donald R. Mattison: Gender Differences in Response to Drugs and Environmental Toxicants3. Joyce T. Bromberger: Gender and Depression4. Anne B. Newman: Cognition and Frailty in Older Women: Socioeconomic and Physiologic Influences5. Elaine J. Albert: Violence Against WomenII. Sex Steroid Hormones6. Kathleen D. Ryan: Hormones in Women7. Elaine Meilahn: Sex Steroid Hormonal Influences on Coronary Artery Disease8. Jane A. Cauley, Frances Leslie Lucas: Hormonal Influences on Osteoporosis and Fractures: An Epidemiologic Perspective9. Lewis H. Kuller: Epidemiology of Breast Cancer10. Evelyn O. Talbott, Robert Wild, Karen E. Remsberg, LuAnn Gibson, Annette Casoglas: Epidemiology of Polycystic Ovary SyndromeIII. Anatomy of the Genital Tract and Immunology11. Giuliana Trucco: Anatomy of the Female and Male Genital Tracts12. Peggy A. Crowley-Nowick: Basic Principles of Immunology13. Kathryn L. Burgio, Patricia S. Goode, Julie L. Locher, Jibike Adegbile: Urinary Incontinence14. Roberta B. Ness: Anatomic Influences on Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Diseases15. Susan Manzi, Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman: Autoimmune DiseasesIV. Effects of Reproduction and Contraception on Women's Health16. Lewis H. Kuller: Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Replacement Therapy17. Willard Cates, Jr.: Contraceptive Choices and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Women18. Donna Kritz-Silverstein: Maternal Health Effects of Pregnancy

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