The aim of this book is to communicate to mainstream public administration
students, practitioners, and academicians the growth of the subfield of gay,
lesbian, bisexual, and transgender public administrative theory and practice
over the past few years. The era from the Stonewall rights revolution to the
present involves a transformation from marginalized activity to mainstream
public administrative practice not only in the United States and Canada, but
also within Australia and the European Community.
The purpose of this book is to consider the woman and her health needs in her
position in her life cycle, her family, and society. Women have historically
been ‘‘the other’’ in medical care. Sigmund Freud and Erik Erikson considered
women’s development to be deviant from the normal, which was men’s.
Although the Greeks Hippocrates and Soranus wrote about women’s medical
needs, women’s health concerns have either been considered abnormal, or,
traditionally, been condensed to their gynecological functions and disorders,
perhaps because these were their only valued functions....
We are rapidly approaching the end of two decades of publication of the
Annual Review of Nursing Research (ARNR) series. This nineteenth volume
follows a pattern established in the eighteenth, that is, the entire volume is
devoted to one area of nursing research. In this nineteenth volume the focus
is women's health. Drs. Diana Taylor and Nancy Woods, well-known scientists
in women's health research, have served as volume editors. They selected the
content as well as the authors; their editing created this comprehensive volume,...
These guidelines shall be included in all research that Aboriginal Women’s Health
It shall be the responsibility, in the first instance, of all researchers to observe these
guidelines to monitor the implementation of the guidelines and to make decisions regarding
their interpretation and application.
People are motivated to use ART to have a genetically related child, and circumstances vary
widely: couples in which one person is infertile;
lesbian couples; gay male couples; a couple in
which one or both partners are transgender; single straight, queer and trans women and men;
women undergoing chemotherapy; women who want to delay childbearing; and couples who
want to use pre-implantation genetic diagnosis (PGD) to screen against disability or for sex.
Assisted reproductive technologies (ART) have enabled millions of people in the world to have
biological children who otherwise would not have been able to do so. According to the European
Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology, more than three million babies have been
born using ART worldwide in the last 30 years, enabling infertile women and men; single
women and men; and lesbian, gay, and transgender couples to form genetically-related families.
These new technologies have transformed the way we view reproduction.
Young people deserve special attention in development settings, where they
often lack access to services that adults in many countries take for granted. This
makes young people vulnerable. Millions do not know how to protect themselves
against unwanted pregnancy or sexually transmitted infections such as HIV, or are
ill equipped to do so. Young women and girls lack decision-making power and
many are subjected to gender-based violence every day. In many places, lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender young people live in fear of discrimination and
No one is immune from the risk of abuse. The National Center on Elder Abuse estimates
that 818,000 elderly Americans were victims of domestic abuse in 1994.
There are far
fewer data on lesbian, gay, transgender, and bisexual (LGTB) victimization. However, the
available literature suggests similarly high rates for LGTB adolescent and adult
with higher rates in male same-sex relationships than female.