Sexual And Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective by Paul Van Look

Sexual And Reproductive Health: A Public Health Perspective

byPaul Van LookEditorKristian Heggenhougen, Stella R. Quah

Paperback | August 19, 2016

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This volume brings together two areas of health that are among the foci of current development efforts, as articulated by the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), namely sexual and reproductive health (MDG 5: improve maternal health, target 2: achieve, by 2015, universal access to reproductive health); and Gender (MDG 3: promote gender equality and empower women). Few, if any, published books have dealt in a comprehensive way with public health aspects of these two strongly interrelated areas of health. Most published volumes devoted to sexual and reproductive health have a strong clinical focus, whereas books on gender tend to concentrate primarily on the socio-cultural and anthropological aspects of the subject.



  • Focuses on the relationship between sexual and reproductive behaviors and the resulting impact on populations and societies as a group
  • Provides a science-based approach to identifying appropriate response plans, adaptations, and mitigation steps for related behaviors
  • Explores the financial and societal impact of behavioral choices
  • Includes new preface specifically for this audience

About The Author

Stella Quah (Ph.D) is Adjunct Professor, Health Services and Systems Research Program, Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School, National University of Singapore. Her previous appointment was as Professor of Sociology at the National University of Singapore where she started her long academic career in 1972, initially at the Department of Comm...
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Title:Sexual And Reproductive Health: A Public Health PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:348 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:August 19, 2016Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128102322

ISBN - 13:9780128102329

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Table of Contents

Section 1: Physiology, General Epidemiology and Demography

Section 2: Core Elements

Section 3: Reproductive Cancers

Section 4: Ethics and other General Aspects