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New Dimensions In Women's Health / Edition 5

New Dimensions In Women's Health / Edition 5

by Linda Lewis Alexander
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Extensively revised and updated with the latest statistics and developments in the field, New Dimensions in Women's Health, Seventh Edition provides a modern and comprehensive look at the health of women of all cultures, races, ethnicities, socioeconomic backgrounds, and sexual orientations. Written for undergraduate students studying health education, nursing, and women's studies, the text provides women with the critical information needed to optimize their well-being, avoid illness and injury, and support their overall health. Each chapter presents in-depth coverage of an important aspect of women's health and examines the contributing epidemiological, historical, psychosocial, cultural, ethical, legal, political, and economic influences.


• NEW - 17 new Animations can be found in the Navigate 2 eBook (free with every new print copy of the text)
• NEW - Includes new material on healthcare reform and its implications for individual women and the country as a whole
• NEW - Includes a new section on electronic cigarettes and vaping, as well as their impact on public health
• NEW - Provides new tips and strategies for individuals who wish to quit smoking, reduce problem drinking, and quit illicit drug use
• NEW - Incorporates a new section on the abuse and misuse of prescription and over-the-counter drugs
• NEW - Includes a new section on dissociative disorders, including common forms of these disorders, how they can occur, and their effects on the psyche
• Expanded discussion of STI risk for LGBT populations and how to reduce risk
• Expanded discussion regarding gender identity, transgender, and gender neutral

The new digitally enhanced Seventh Edition is available with Navigate 2 Advantage Access which includes an interactive eBook, informative animations, labeling exercises, audio clips, practice activities and assessments.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900763765926
Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Publication date: 07/29/2009
Edition description: 5E
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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SUNY Downstate Medical Center, New York


Table of Contents

Part1 Foundations of Women's Health
Chapter1 Introduction to Women's Health
Chapter2 The Economics of Women's Health
Chapter3 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention
Part2 Sexual and Reproductive Dimensions of Women's Health
Chapter4 Sexual Health
Chapter5 Reproductive Health
Chapter6 Pregnancy and Childbirth
Chapter7 Sexually Transmitted Infections
Chapter8 Menopause and Hormone Therapy
Part3 Physical and Lifespan Dimensions of Women's Health
Chapter9 Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight Management
Chapter10 Understanding and Preventing Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer
Chapter11 Other Chronic Diseases and Conditions
Chapter12 Mental Health
Part4 Interpersonal and Social Dimensions of Women's Health
Chapter13 Substance Abuse
Chapter14 Violence, Abuse, and Harassment
Chapter15 Women in the Workforce

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