Once again, Leanor Johnson and Robert Staples, who combine
more than sixty years of writing and research as family sociologists,
have produced a work that greatly enhances the understanding of
the complexity and diversity in the functioning of Black families
today. This revised edition provides rare insights regarding how the
cultural values, attitudes, and aspirations of African American families
interact with structural conditions and social policies to produce
a wide range of positive and negative outcomes.
I Am Not My Breast Cancer is a book that will help women realize that they
are not alone when dealing with this disease. It will help their families,
friends, colleagues, and also their physicians—anyone who is part of the
fabric of their lives. It is a book that addresses what women are really feeling
during this time when their health is at risk and their emotions are
running high. It touches on the feelings they have about themselves
head-on, with no compromises and no punches pulled.
Measurement of the worldwide prevalence of abortion-related
mortality and morbidity is difficult. At a population level, national vital
registration systems routinely under-count such deaths.
of the proportion of maternal deaths due to abortion complications is
even more challenging. Abortion-related mortality often happens after a
clandestine or illegal procedure, and powerful disincentives discourage