Th is book represents what we have learned in our combined seventy years
as clinical psychologists, sex and marital therapists, and teachers and
researchers. We are especially indebted to our clients and students who
have taught us so much and added to the quality of the material in this
Sexual risk behavior among U.S. adolescents is a major public health concern, with young people accounting for a disproportionate number of unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infection diagnoses. Although a great deal of research attention has been devoted to understanding what puts adolescents at risk for these
In this volume, experts – including service providers, therapists, children’s advocates, and the research community – summarise and evaluate the problem of the sexual abuse of prepubescent children in southern Africa. It is the first attempt to synthesise southern African research, treatment and policy literature on the topic. The book confronts the realities of sexual abuse, and its representation in the press. It presents the main findings concerning the individual, socio-economic and sociocultural correlates of sexual abuse, and covers legal and policy responses to the problem.
Health concerns coloured the reproductive intentions of most of
the women and some of the men. Many HIV-infected women and
men were firm in their desire not to have children. Both women
and men feared infecting a partner or their baby and were anxious
about leaving either living or future children as orphans. Women
and men were concerned about their ability to financially support
their children, given their illness. Women who had given birth to
an infected child expressed mixed feelings about becoming
Communication and service delivery go hand in hand. People will not be able to use repro-
ductive health services unless they know about them. Once people are motivated to
improve their reproductive health, by using family planning methods, for example, they
need information and counseling about appropriate methods, correct use, side effects, and
the concerns that most people have about adopting new practices.
As service providers and communicators reach out more to men and their partners, they
must learn more about their clients’ information needs and how to provide counseling for
This demand feature bridges the gap between borrowers and lenders. It
allows governments to issue the long-term bonds they prefer, while making
that debt eligible for purchase by money funds that must invest in short-term
Sound like the SIVs we discussed earlier? VRDNs are like SIVs in many
respects, but with some key differences. First, there is generally less concern
about the credit quality of the bonds in a VRDN than the securities held
in a SIV—governments are usually pretty good payers.
Co-cyprindiol (ethinylestradiol and cyproterone acetate; Dianette®, Clairette®) is indicated
primarily for acne or hirsutism but it is also contraceptive and concerns have been raised
about fetal exposure to cyproterone acetate. The SPC for Dianette29 advises that pregnancy
must be excluded before treatment is begun, and states that animal studies have revealed
that feminisation of male fetuses may occur if cyproterone acetate is administered during the
phase of embryogenesis at which differentiation of the external genitalia occurs.
This book highlights the needs and healthcare concerns of women in their mid
life.Women in middle age are often overlooked by medical practitioners. From
the end of childbearing to old age, approximately ages 40–65 years, their health
needs are complex and changing. This is a time of challenge and opportunity,
when the physician and woman working collaboratively can change her health
and future. Mid-life healthcare is far more than hormones.
Priority-setting approaches in the area of health have slighted SRH concerns.
A disease-oriented approach to health priority setting has not recognized the
importance of preventing unintended pregnancies. The consequences of these
extend beyond the direct individual disability concerns to social participation,
familial health and complex empowerment issues. Returns to investments in
SRH are, therefore, difficult to assess and often omitted from policy dialogues.
Amongst the arguments raised against cloning has been
concern that reproductive cloning would lessen the respect
for individuals because of the feeling that they could
easily be replaced.
Every form of reproductive technology
raises some question of human values, dignity, worth and
juridical rights, some linked to the notion that the person
should not be used as a mere mechanical instrument, and
that every human individual is a non-repeatable being.
The care of a woman and her baby in the immediate hours, days and
weeks following birth can make an enormous difference to their longterm
health and well-being. The content and timing of postnatal care
led by midwives was formalised in the United Kingdom following a
statutory legislation that was first introduced in England in 1902. Then
there were concerns that too many women were dying following birth.
A widely cited application of sensor networks is event-
detection, where a large network of nodes is used to iden-
tify regions or resources that are experiencing some phe-
nomenon of particular concern to the user.
Within developing countries, health sector reform, often including decen-
tralized priority setting, increases the information and advocacy burden for
inclusion of SRH concerns. Central functions (like operating logistic systems
and service quality control) require high-level commitment and a supportive
policy and regulatory framework.
The international discussion on SRH emphasizes an outcome-oriented
public health approach but people react to multiple dimensions. Strong pas-
sions and intensive debates continue on a range of issues: abortion, adolescent
SRH and even family planning.
This is an exciting and timely book. It describes how nurses are pioneering
complementary therapies within the medical system to give comfort and healing to
their patients. It is 40 years since I graduated from general nursing training at Prince
Henry’s Hospital Melbourne with deep disappointment about the medical model of
1960. Perhaps my greatest concern was that nurses had insufficient opportunity and
resources to give true caring to their patients.
Schools are primarily places of learning and teaching. For over 100 years, aspects
of health have been included in the curriculum of many countries. Yet the time
allocated to it has always been small. The health content and issues explored
have often been shaped by the health sector reflecting the current health issues
of the country and/or region e.g. hygiene, disease transmission, weight manage-
ment, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), drugs etc.
In many countries of the world, government health ministries and education ministries work
separately with different goals. However, the evidence is growing from across the world that health
and education are inextricably linked to each other and to other issues, including poverty and income
level. This is evident in the importance the United Nations Millennium Development Goals attach to
education and health in setting out their development targets.
(BQ) This important new book brings together gender studies and sexuality studies to provide original and critical insights into processes of identity formation in a wide range of sport-related contexts. The authors draw on contemporary debates concerning gender and identity from a range of disciplines including sociology, social and cultural geography, media studies and management studies, to address key issues in masculinity, femininity and sexuality
During the conflict and civil war in the 1980s and 1990s, particularly between 1992 and
1995, armed factions turned the traditional norms of honor and shame into weapons of
war, engaging in rape and sexual assault against women of opposing groups as an ultimate
means of dishonoring entire communities and reducing people's capacities to resist military
advances.2 In response, concerns about women's security led to the imposition of ever
stricter interpretations of what constitutes socially acceptable behavior, supported by the
most conservative reading of the holy scriptures.
When a woman is healthy, she has the energy and strength to
do her daily work, to fulfill the many roles she has in her family
and community, and to build satisfying relationships with others.
In other words, a woman’s health affects every area of her life.
Yet for many years, ‘women’s health care’ has meant little more
than maternal health services such as care during pregnancy and
bir th. These services are necessary, but they address women’s
needs only as mothers.
An organization must provide individuals with an opportunity to choose (opt out) if and how the personal information they provide is
used or disclosed to third parties, if such use is not compatible with the original purpose for which the information was collected.
Individuals must be provided with clear, readily available, and affordable mechanisms to exercise this option.