An expert panel was convened, consisting of individuals with expertise in the areas of media use and its measurement, adolescent sexual health, and media effects on sexual health. Panelists were also expert in the use of new media in sexual health interventions. One goal was to identify gaps and set priorities for
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.
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
Funders and lawmakers are increasingly requiring that adolescent pregnancy and
STI/HIV prevention programs be based on effective prevention strategies to be considered
for funding. Moreover, for funding to continue, programs are now generally
expected to document their own effectiveness in preventing adolescent pregnancy
or STI/HIV or in changing the risky sexual behaviors antecedent to these problems.
Behavioral change, as opposed to knowledge or attitudinal change alone, is the
standard criterion of effectiveness....
The study provides information on key reproductive and sexual health indicators in young women
and men age 15-24 in 38 developing countries. The data come from Demographic and Health Surveys
(DHS) and AIDS Indicator Surveys (AIS) conducted between 2001 and 2005. Indicators are selected for
the following key areas: background characteristics; adolescent pregnancy; contraception; sexual activity;
and HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Additional analysis examines the association
of various individual and household characteristics with the key indicators.
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.
Public health is emerging as one of the most important drivers
in midwifery, and yet there are few textbooks that address the
midwife’s role in public health.
This book summarises the important developments in public
health over recent years and will relate the recommendations to
midwifery practice in a clear and easily understood manner. It
highlights issues around health inequalities pertinent to maternity
services and promotes individualised, non-judgmental approaches
Poor sexual health is now a major public health issue in the UK, with all four
countries having a sexual health strategy, strategic framework or action plan
in place. The Government in England wishes to improve sexual health services,
with a focus on improving access.
All over the country nurses are working in new and innovative ways in
sexual and reproductive health. Many are working in advanced and specialist
clinical roles as independent practitioners and more creative posts are being
developed in the National Health Service to maximise optimum use of nurses’
I would like to start by saying how pleased I am that Health Promotion in
Midwifery has reached a second edition, the first having been more popular than my
editors at Arnold or I had ever dreamed possible. The development of the principles
and practices laid out in this second edition will enable midwives and other health
professionals to keep health promotion at the forefront of their midwifery practice.
The popularity of this, and other publications, demonstrates that midwifery and
health promotion are very comfortable partners in the minds and hearts of
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
(BQ) Part 2 book "John Murtagh's general practice" presentation of content: Chronic disorders, continuing management, male health, sexual health, child and adolescent health, problems of the skin, women’s health, accident and emergency medicine, health of specific groups.
I have spent most of my professional career since the 1980s working on
reproductive and sexual health programs, but I first developed a passion
for these issues while working on a project in Chile from 1972 to 1973 at
the time of Salvador Allende’s government. A multinational group of women
friends got together to adapt Our Bodies Ourselves1 for a Chilean audience,
which was to appear in the government’s women’s magazine, Paloma.
However, the extent to which parents are actually
providing quality SHE to their children is unclear.
Respondents rarely identify their parents as a primary
source of sexual health information (Ansuini, Fiddler-
Woite, & Woite, 1996). Further, in one study, only
61% of students felt that their parents had done a
good job providing them with SHE (McKay &
Holowaty, 1997). Similarly, McKay et al. (1998) found
that 70% of the parents they surveyed felt that most
parents do not give children the SHE they need.
Although 73% of the parents surveyed by McKay et
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health is the only accredited
school of public health in New York City and is among the ﬁrst in the nation.
Its students and multidisciplinary faculty members engage in research, both
locally and globally, concentrating on biostatistics, environmental health sci-
ences, epidemiology, health policy and management, population and family
health, and sociomedical sciences.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Mental Health is a valuable
source of information for anyone who wants to
learn more about mental health, disorders, drugs and
treatments. This collection of approximately 450
entries provides in-depth coverage of specific disorders
recognized by the American Psychiatric
Association (as well as some disorders not formally
recognized as distinct disorders), diagnostic procedures
and techniques, therapies, psychiatric medications,
and biographies of several key people who
are recognized for their important work in the field
of mental health.
Sub-Saharan Africa has the worst indicators of women’s health—particularly of reproductive
health—of any world region. These indicators include the highest number of HIV-positive
women and the highest infant, maternal, and HIV-related death rates worldwide. The ability
of a woman to make her own decisions regarding her body and her reproductive life are key to
improving these indicators.
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Intimate partner and sexual violence affect a large proportion of the population – with
the majority of those directly experiencing such violence being women and the majority
perpetrating it being men. The harm they cause can last a lifetime and span generations,
with serious adverse affects on health, education and employment.
Monthly breast self-exam, starting at age 20, instructed to
woman as an optional tool for identifying and reporting
■ Clinical breast exam at least every 3 years (age 20–40) during
a physical exam by a health professional; yearly after age 40
■ Annual mammogram starting at age 40
The term ﬁ nance of the social insurance means incomes and expenditure on beneﬁ ts
ﬁ nanced by the Social Insurance Fund (SIF), that is beneﬁ ts from the old-age pensions’ fund,
pension fund, sickness fund and work accident fund.
And family beneﬁ ts, health beneﬁ ts, beneﬁ ts in respect of unemployment and beneﬁ ts from
the social insurance of farmers are ﬁ nanced in a different way.
The Social Insurance Fund is the appropriated State Fund. It has been established by virtue of the
law as from 1 January 1999, to perform tasks in the ﬁ eld of...