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"An unparalleled and valuable compendium of data for anyone interested in women's health." -- THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

Table of Contents

SECTION 1: INTRODUCTION TO WOMEN'S HEALTH Chapter 1: Overview of Women's Health Chapter 2: The Influence of Age, Gender, Race, and Ethnicity on Health Chapter 3: Gender Issues in Women's Health Care SECTION 2: HEALTH CARE Chapter 4: The Impact of Access to Health Insurance Chapter 5: Shared Decision Making and the Use of Technology in Diagnosis and Treatment Chapter 6: Role of Alternative and Complementary Medicine SECTION 3: RESEARCH METHODS Chapter 7: Understanding Research Designs Chapter 8: Methodologic Issues in Studies of Women's Health Chapter 9: Gene-Environment Interaction Studies SECTION 4: SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH Chapter 10: Fetal Basis of Adult Diseases Chapter 11: Puberty and Adolescent Pregnancy Chapter 12: Menstruation and Menstrual Disorders Chapter 13: Women's Fecundability Chapter 14: Contraceptive Choices (include emergency contraception) Chapter 15: Induced Abortion Chapter 16: Infertility Chapter 17: Endometriosis Chapter 18: Uterine Leiomyomata Chapter 19: Assisted Reproductive Technologies Chapter 20: Pregnancy Chapter 21: Labor and Delivery Chapter 22: Maternal Morbidity Chapter 23: Sexual Health Chapter 24: Vulvadinia and Vulvar Conditions Chapter 25: Menopause Chapter 26: Hormone Replacement Therapy Chapter 27: Pelvic Floor Disorders Chapter 28: Hysterectomy SECTION 5: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES Chapter 29: Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Chapter 30: Syphilis Chapter 31: Bacterial Vaginoses, Trichomoniasis, and Candida Chapter 32: Genital Herpes Chapter 33: Human Immunodeficiency Virus & AIDS Chapter 34: Genital Human Papilloma Virus Chapter 35: Pelvic Inflammatory Disease Chapter 36: Urinary Tract Infection Chapter 37: The Interrelationship of Reproductive Health and Sexually Transmitted Diseases SECTION 6: OCCUPATIONAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH Chapter 38: Women in the Workforce (Jane Walstedt) Chapter 39: Multiple Roles and Complex Exposures: Hard-to-Pin-Down Risks for Working Women Chapter 40: Reproductive Hazards in the Workplace Chapter 41: Ergonomic Hazards Chapter 42: Occupation and Cancer Chapter 43: Indoor Air Pollution Chapter 44: International Perspectives Chapter 45: Evidence for the Role of the Environment in Women's Health Chapter 46: Environmental Exposures and Women's Reproductive Health Chapter 47: Environmental Exposures and Cancer SECTION 7: SOCIAL DETERMINANTS OF HEALTH Chapter 48: Violence Against Women Chapter 49: Social Class and Social Inequalities Chapter 50: Stress Chapter 51: Cigarette Smoking: Trends, Determinants and Health Effects Chapter 52: Nutrition, Weight, and Body Image Chapter 53: Substance Use and Abuse Chapter 54: Alcohol Use and Abuse SECTION 8: AUTOIMMUNE DISORDERS Chapter 55: Rheumatoid Arthritis Chapter 56: Multiple Sclerosis Chapter 57: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Chapter 58: Asthma Chapter 59: Sjogren's Syndrome Section 9: Endocrinology and Metabolism Chapter 60: Metabolic Syndrome Chapter 61: Thyroid Diseases Chapter 62: Diabetes Chapter 63: Obesity SECTION 10: CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE AND CARDIOVASCULAR RISK IN WOMEN Chapter 64: Overview of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease Chapter 65: The Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease in Women Chapter 66: Hormonal Milieu and Heart Disease Chapter 67: Emotions and Heart Disease Chapter 68: Cerebrovascular Disease Chapter 69: Thromboembolism Chapter 70: Lipid Disorders SECTION 11: CANCER Chapter 71: Cancers in Women Chapter 72: Breast Cancer Chapter 73: Genetics of Breast Cancer Chapter 74: Breast Cancer Screening Chapter 75: Ovarian Cancer Chapter 76: Endometrial Cancer Chapter 77: Cervical Cancer Chapter 78: Cervical Cancer Screening Chapter 79: Lung Cancer Chapter 80: Colon and Rectal Cancers Chapter 81: Malignant Melanoma and other Skin Cancers Chapter 82: Cancer Prevention Programs SECTION 12: MENTAL DISORDERS Section Editor: Evelyn J. Bromet Chapter 83: Mental Illness in Women Chapter 84: Mood Disorders Chapter 85: Anxiety Chapter 86: Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Chapter 87: Eating Disorders Chapter 88: Addictive Disorders SECTION 13: POORLY UNDERSTOOD CONDITIONS Section Editor: Karen B. Schmaling Chapter 89: Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Chapter 90: Fibromyalgia Chapter 91: Chronic Headaches Chapter 92: Irritable Bowel Syndrome Chapter 93: Interstitial Cystitis Chapter 94: Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome Chapter 95: Multiple Chemical Sensitivity Chapter 96: Food Allergies SECTION 14: AGING Chapter 97: Morbidity, Disability, and Mortality Chapter 98: Osteoporosis Chapter 99: Osteoarthritis and Other Musculoskeletal Diseases Chapter 100: Urinary and Fecal Incontinence Chapter 101: Sensory Impairment Chapter 102: Eye Diseases and Coping with Vision Loss Chapter 103: Dental Diseases Chapter 104: Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's Disease, and Other Dementias Chapter 105: Institutional Care and Caregiving Chapter 106: Care at the End of Life Chapter 107: Successful Aging EPILOGUE AND FUTURE DIRECTIONS

About the Author

Dr. Goldman is a reproductive epidemiologist and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She specializes in research and teaching related to women's health. Her research program includes several large randomized clinical trials evaluating optimal infertility treatment for younger and older women seeking to conceive and a prospective cohort study investigating the role of preconception nutrition and oxidative stress on implantation and early pregnancy loss. She is co-editor of Women and Health, a comprehensive reference textbook for researchers, teaching faculty, and clinicians on the role of gender in understanding disease occurrence, diagnosis, treatment, and priority-setting in health care. Dr. Troisi is a cancer epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, at the National Institutes of Health's Cancer Institute and an associate member of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth College.. Her research has focused on the hormonal etiologies of reproductive cancers and the role of maternal, gestational, neonatal and early life factors in breast cancer risk, including endocrine disruptors such as diethylstilbestrol, a drug previously given to pregnant women. She is a Principal Investigator on multiple national and international collaborations and has led a project in Mongolia to attempt to learn more about international differences in cancer incidence rates. Dr. Rexrode is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician, Division of Preventive Medicine and Faculty Director, Office for Women's Careers, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Rexrode's research examines risk factors for heart disease and stroke. She has a particular interest in the role of obesity and hormonal factors, as well as understanding sex differences. She has studied the effects of endogenous sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, and related genetic variants, and risk of cardiovascular disease. She is Principal Investigator of a grant examining risk factors for ischemic stroke in women and Principal Investigator of a grant examining long term cardiovascular outcomes among early stage breast cancer survivors. She is also active in several large studies of women's health, including the Nurses' Health Study, the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study, and the Women's Health Initiative.


"This reference for the medical and scientific community is also accessible to health care consumers, with a readable style, a clear layout, and a visual orientation, offering b&w images, photos, data charts, and summary tables on almost every page. The reference provides overview articles highlighting the latest research on biological as well as behavioral and societal determinants of the health of women throughout the life span."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013 "This revised work updates the authoritative, exhaustively referenced, thoroughly documented.handbook published over ten years ago.this is an advanced textbook suitable for graduate medical and nursing students and health care professionals.Summing Up: Highly recommended."--CHOICE, August 2013 "Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages - from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic that concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective.", April 24, 2013 Reviews of the First Edition: "This book is an unparalleled and valuable compendium of data for anyone interested in women's health. The editors have done a superb job... the book is one of the most useful I have yet seen in the emerging field of women's health."-- THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (2000) "The chapters are uniformly well researched and written, with extensive bibliographies and relevant Web sites. ...The book could serve well as the key text for a graduate or medical school course on women's health. It is also an excellent guide for planning and developing women's health curricula for medical students and residents in internal medicine, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology."--ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (2001) "This first of its kind, easy-to-read, comprehensive text is an excellent contribution to the field of women's health and the epidemiologic literature."--DOODY'S PUBLISHING (2000) "Editors Goldman and Hatch offer an extremely well referenced, clearly organized, comprehensive, and manageable large handbook with research reviews that will also stimulate new ideas...A must purchase for all academic libraries."-- CHOICE (2000)

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