Gender and Health : An International Perspective / Edition 1

Gender and Health : An International Perspective / Edition 1

by Carolyn F. Sargent, Caroline B. Brettell
     
 

ISBN-10: 0130794279

ISBN-13: 9780130794277

Pub. Date: 11/02/1995

Publisher: Pearson

Gender and Health: An International Perspective responds to a growing interest in the relationship between gender, health care organization and health policy. In examining this relationship, Sargent and Brettell demonstrate how biology, medicine, health and ethical dilemmas are informed by culture and shaped by social, political and

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Gender and Health: An International Perspective responds to a growing interest in the relationship between gender, health care organization and health policy. In examining this relationship, Sargent and Brettell demonstrate how biology, medicine, health and ethical dilemmas are informed by culture and shaped by social, political and economic forces.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780130794277
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
11/02/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
370
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

About the Contributors.

INTRODUCTION: GENDER, MEDICINE, AND HEALTH, Carolyn Sargent and Caroline Brettell.

I. THE LANGUAGE OF SCIENCE AND MEDICINE.

1. The Egg and the Sperm: How Science Has Constructed a Romance Based on Stereotypical Male-Female Roles, Emily Martin.

2. Unnatural Births: Cesarean Sections in the Discourse of the “Natural Childbirth” Movement, Helena Michie and Naomi R. Cahn.

II. GENDER HEALTH AND THE LIFE CYCLE.

1. The Cultural Constructions of the Premenstrual and Menopause Syndromes, Dona Davis.

2. Gender, Aging and Health: A Comparative Approach, Maria G. Cattell.

III. TECHNOLOGY, GENDER, AND HEALTH.

1. The Technocratic Body and the Organic Body: Hegemony and Heresy in Women's Birth Choices, Robbie E. Davis-Floyd.

2. Women and the Debate over Mammography: An Economic, Political and Moral History, Patricia A. Kaufert.

IV. GENDER, MEDICAL ETHICS, AND PERSONHOOD.

1. Cancer and Women: Some Feminist Ethics Concerns, Susan Sherwin.

2. Boundary Crossings: Gender, and Power in Clinical Ethics Consultations, Patricia A. Marshall.

3. A Handmaid's Tale: The Rhetoric of Personhood in American and Japanese Healing of Abortions, Thomas J. Csordas.

V. GENDER, HEALING AND THE SOCIAL PRODUCTION OF HEALTH.

1. Political Economy, Gender, and the Social Production of Health and Illness, Linda M. Whiteford.

2. Women, Work, and Household Health in the Context of Development, Carole H. Browner and Joanne Leslie.

3. The Impress of Extremity: Women's Experience of Trauma and Political Violence, Janis H. Jenkins.

VI. GENDER AND HEALTH POLICY.

1. Women and Health Policy: On the Inclusion of Females in Clinical Trials, Jean A. Hamilton, M.D..

2. Risk, Prevention and International Health Policy, Carol MacCormack.

3. Gender Relations, Sexuality and AIDS Risk Among African- American and Latina Women, Margaret R. Weeks, Merrill Singer, Maryland Grier and Jean Schensul.

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