Significant scientific advances have been made in understanding psychological aspects of women's health, and knowledge gained will be of relevance not only to women's health but to the promotion of health and illness prevention and treatment for all individuals. The current cutting-edge research detailed in this volume is intended to stimulate new thinking and research in women's health from biopsychosocial perspectives. Drawing on research from internationally respected experts, topics covered include ageing, stress, heart disease, cancer, drugs, weight regulation and body image, pain, menstruation, sexuality and infertility, and AIDS.

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Part 1: Gender, Health, and Aging

chapter 2|26 pages

Gender and Aging: Women and Their Aging

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Part 2: Stress, Coronary Heart Disease, and Cancer

chapter 4|26 pages

Coronary Risk in Women

chapter 5|16 pages

Cancer in Women

part |2 pages

Part 3: Body Image and Weight Regulation and Drug Use

chapter 6|26 pages

Women and Drugs

chapter 7|54 pages

Body Image and the Regulation of Weight

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Part 4: Menstruation and Pain

chapter 9|24 pages


part |4 pages

Part 5: Sexuality and Infertility and Aids

chapter 10|34 pages

Sexuality and Infertility

part |2 pages

Part 6: Directions for Research in Women's Health