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Women and Health Psychology

Volume II: Biomedical Issues, 1st Edition

By Cheryl Brown Travis

Psychology Press

320 pages

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Biomedical Issues closely examines issues such as cyclic biology, programming, birth surgery, and cancer and provides information on national trends in health care. It presents overviews of research issues and methods, while integrating the social psychological significance of these events as experienced by individual women. The author suggests that understanding more about specific health problems of women will provide a basis for also understanding more about the general experience of female gender in society.


Reviews for Women and Health Psychology: Biomedical Issues

Reviews for Women and Health Psychology: Mental Health Issues

"…a thoughtful volume worth reading….provides an important framework for anyone interested in mental health issues."

Contemporary Psychology Vol. 35, No. 12

"…cogently written and of high quality….it makes an important contribution to an understanding of gender and health in our society….useful in providing a framework for a social-psychologically oriented course on women and health."

Contemporary Psychology, Vol. 35, No. 6

"…clearly written, free of jargon, and organized into relatively short and readable chapters….an appropriate addition to advanced undergraduate and graduate courses in health psychology, sex roles, and psychotherapy."

Update on Women's Health Issues

"An outstanding collection of research information and theoretical analysis on women and mental health issues….The chapters on therapy are particularly strong….References…are complete and up to date."


"A well-researched title that addresses women's health as a biological and social issue. Travis has included much relevant information on many current health issues for women…Her data is up to date and covers political-social issues as they impact on women."


Table of Contents

Volume II: Biomedical Issues

Contents: Sex Differences in Health Status. Feminist Criticisms and Analyses. Cyclic Biology. Life Span Perspectives on Cyclic Biology. Contraception. Managing Pregnancy. Birth. Gynecological Surgery: The Hysterectomy. Medical Decision Making: The Case of Hysterectomy. Breast Cancer: Risk Factors. Breast Cancer.

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