Damaged Goods?: Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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About the Author:
Adina Nack is Associate Professor of Sociology at California Lutheran University

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781592137084
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 795,272
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Mixing morality with medicine 1

Ch. 2 Sexual invincibility 22

Ch. 3 STD anxiety 48

Ch. 4 The immoral patient 65

Ch. 5 Damaged goods 86

Ch. 6 Sexual healing 103

Ch. 7 Reintegrating the sexual self 129

Ch. 8 From personal tragedies to social change 157

App. A Gaining entree - an auto-ethnographic foundation 193

App. B Research methodology 201

App. C Demographic characteristics of participants 209

Notes 215

Glossary 219

References 233

Index 243

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2010

    Informative and easy to read

    Dr. Nack does a great job of providing facts and information about STDs in a way that is easy to understand (not WebMD or doctor talk). I also liked how she talked about looking ahead and having a healthy future - complete with romantic relationships, marriage, and children.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 24, 2008

    Must-read for anyone diagnosed with HPV or herpes

    If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with a chronic STD, then read this book first! It's based on research but not too academic. You feel like you know the women who share their stories, plus the author puts her money where her mouth is by telling you her own STD story. Even if you don't have an STD, this book will make you think twice before assuming that everyone with STDs is promiscuous.

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