Women's Studies

Publication Title: 
Women's Health Journal / Isis International, Latin American and Caribbean Women's Health Network
Publication Title: 
Asclepio; Archivo Iberoamericano De Historia De La Medicina Y Antropología Médica

This essay explores different views on the female body articulated within Hebrew medieval texts on women's health care. It also investigates whether texts also integrate women's own perceptions of their bodies, and of their needs and care. I have analysed how this genre of Hebrew literature understood two key issues in the construction of sexed bodies: menstruation and cosmetics.

Author(s): 
Navas, Carmen Caballero
Publication Title: 
In'gu Pog?n Nonjip = Journal of Population and Health Studies
Author(s): 
Kong, S. K.
Cho, A. J.
Publication Title: 
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

The concern of this article is with the impact of facial disfigurement on social interaction during brief encounters, the ramifications of which have the potential for psychological and social destruction. Largely ignored by those interested in the social and psychological problems and rehabilitation of the functionally impaired, such as the blind, the deaf, the amputee, the intent here is to point up the major problems associated with facial disfigurement and to explore some of the ways of dealing with them.

Author(s): 
Macgregor, F. C.
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Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health / Center for Minority Public Health

The breast cancer experiences of Punjabi immigrant women, who represent the most populace group of South Asians in Canada, need to be understood in order to inform culturally appropriate cancer services. The purpose of this qualitative study was to explore women's stories of breast cancer in order to uncover how they made sense of their experiences. Interviews with twelve Punjabi immigrant women who had breast cancer within the last 8 years were available for this study.

Author(s): 
Howard, A. Fuchsia
Bottorff, Joan L.
Balneaves, Lynda G.
Grewal, Sukhdev K.
Publication Title: 
Evolutionary Psychology: An International Journal of Evolutionary Approaches to Psychology and Behavior

Women with higher-pitched voices and more feminine facial features are commonly judged as being more attractive than are women with lower-pitched voices and less feminine faces, possibly because both features are affected by (age-related) variations in endocrine status. These results are primarily derived from investigations of perceptions of variations in single-modality stimuli (i.e., faces or voices) in samples of young adult women. In the present study we sought to test whether male and female perceptions of women's voices affect visual representations of facial femininity.

Author(s): 
Röder, Susanne
Fink, Bernhard
Feinberg, David R.
Neave, Nick
Publication Title: 
Patient Education and Counseling

The health of women involves their emotional, social, cultural, spiritual and physical well-being and is influenced by social, political and economic factors, as well as by a woman's biology. This definition of women's health provides the conceptual framework for a relevant and effective approach to patient education, health promotion and disease prevention activities in women.

Author(s): 
Cohen, M.
Publication Title: 
Medical Anthropology Quarterly

Various theories exist for the ways in which social and material disparities are incorporated within human bodies and then expressed as health outcomes with uneven distributions. From a political economy perspective, one pathway involves processes of social exclusion that take place on articulating local and global fields of power. This study explores such situated processes as they produce and perpetuate embodied inequality at childbirth in the Kilombero Valley of South-Central Tanzania.

Author(s): 
Spangler, Sydney A.
Publication Title: 
Arrows for Change
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Third World Quarterly

This article examines the impact of identity politics on gender equality. More specifically it explores the paradoxical and complex relationship of religion and politics in a multi-religious society and the complicated ways in which women's activism has both reinforced and challenged their gender identities.

Author(s): 
Hasan, Zoya

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