Health and Disease among Women: Biological and Environmental Influences / Edition 1

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Many health problems are unique to, more common in, or more severe in women than men. This book examines the underpinnings of these gender d ifferences. Sections deal with biologic (hormonal, anatomic, immunolog ic, and pregnancy-related), social, behavioral/psychological and lifes tyle influences. The chapters are densely referenced, packed full with data, and they provide methodologic insights that will guide future w omen's health research.

"...addresses the biological, social, behavioral/ psychological, and lifestyle factors that affect women and explains how these influences may account for gender variations in health and disease."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195113969
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 488
  • Product dimensions: 9.63 (w) x 6.38 (h) x 1.32 (d)

Meet the Author

both at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health
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Table of Contents

I Psychosocial and Lifestyle Issues
1 Socioeconomic Gradients in Health Among Men and Women 3
2 Gender Differences in Response to Drugs and Environmental Toxicants 33
3 Gender and Depression 59
4 Cognition and Frailty in Older Women: Socioeconomic and Physiologic Influences 86
5 Violence Against Women 112
II Sex Steroid Hormones
6 Hormones in Women 133
7 Sex Steroid Hormonal Influences on Coronary Artery Disease 155
8 Hormonal Influences on Osteoporosis and Fractures: An Epidemiologic Perspective 183
9 Epidemiology of Breast Cancer 201
10 Epidemiology of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome 225
III Anatomy of the Genital Tract and Immunology
11 Anatomy of the Female and Male Genital Tracts 249
12 Basic Principles of Immunology and Genital Tract Immunity 273
13 Urinary Incontinence 297
14 Anatomic Influences on Sexually Transmitted Bacterial Diseases 314
15 Autoimmune Diseases 342
IV Effects of Reproduction and Contraception on Women's Health
16 Oral Contraceptives and Hormone Replacement Therapy 375
17 Contraceptive Choices and Sexually Transmitted Infections Among Women 401
18 Maternal Health Effects of Pregnancy 420
Index 457
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