Women's Health: Psychological and Social Perspectives

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'Women's Health has a great deal to offer students, academics and practitioners in health and clinical psychology, as well as people working in women's studies, sociology and social work. It is a thought-provoking text which left me feeling invigorated about carrying out research in this field' - Journal of Health Psychology

'This will be a useful source book for health psychology students and those in health professions who are interested in a social and feminist approach to health' - British Journal of Health Psychology

'Women's Health: Psychological and Social Perspectives has a great deal to offer students, academics and practitioners in health and clinical psyc

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761957287
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 8/7/1998
  • Series: Behaviour and Health Series
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.46 (h) x 0.73 (d)

Meet the Author

Christina Lee is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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Table of Contents

1 The Social Context of Women's Health 1
2 Premenstrual Syndrome: Is Anatomy Destiny After All? 17
3 Postpartum Depression: The Sorrows of Motherhood 31
4 Menopause: 'What Can You Expect, At Your Age?' 42
5 Childlessness by Chance or Choice: Personal Tragedy or Social Deviance 57
6 Fertility Control 70
7 Choosing Motherhood: 'I'm Just a Mum' 82
8 Paid Work and Domestic Labour: The Double Shift 93
9 Family Caregiving: Angel in the House 110
10 Unsightly Fat: Eating, Weight and Beauty 125
11 Something to Look Forward to: Women and Ageing 143
12 Lesbian Women: Resistance and Redefinition 159
13 Making a Difference: Feminist Approaches to Research in the Psychology of Women's Health 171
References 183
Index 234
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