Health Issues among Incarcerated Women

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The female inmate population in the United States has exploded in the past two decades, increasing nearly six-fold. The prison system, however, has not expanded its health care to provide for this growing population of women. This comprehensive reader addresses the physical and mental needs of women prisoners and suggests that they cannot be properly treated unless their lifestyles before, during, and after incarceration are considered. The book abounds with statistics that outline the unique needs of the female prison population. For instance, a significant proportion of female prisoners suffer physical and sexual violence before serving time. Incarcerated teenagers are more likely than others from their age group to have engaged in behaviors that increased their risk for contracting sexually transmitted diseases like HIV. Because African American women are more likely than their counterparts to face jail time, their needs warrant specific attention. Female inmates also face more common sexual and reproductive health concerns as well as many of the same chronic and infectious diseases as men, such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and hepatitis. Bringing together twenty original essays, this volume will be invaluable for lobbyists and policy makers as well as for graduate students in the fields of criminal justice and health care.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813536910
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 8/15/2006
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 376
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 An overview of incarcerated women's health 3
2 Understanding how race, class, and gender impact the health of incarcerated women 18
3 Voices of incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women 32
4 Criminalizing the victim : interpersonal violence in the lives of incarcerated women 47
5 Sugar and spice : understanding the health of incarcerated girls 67
6 Mood disorders in incarcerated women 91
7 Anxiety disorders and major thought disorders 112
8 Substance use disorders 124
9 Sexual risk behavior and alcohol and other drug use among female adolescent detainees : implications for intervention 140
10 Carrying in the criminal justice system : prenatal care of incarcerated women 165
11 Reproductive health among incarcerated women 181
12 Tuberculosis : no longer the "white plague" 193
13 Hepatitis C virus infection among incarcerated women 221
14 HIV/AIDS infection among incarcerated woman 237
15 Adherence to antiretroviral therapy in HIV-infected incarcerated women 248
16 Cardiovascular disease 261
17 Asthma 276
18 Understanding the parenting rights of incarcerated women 299
19 Discharge planning for incarcerated women : linking identified needs with community support 310
20 Illness among women in prison and compassionate release 319
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