An Essential Guide to Men’s and Women’s Health


Allen Goodwin, Sheri Lynch (Editors)

Series: Medicine and Biology Research Developments
BISAC: MED037000

An Essential Guide to Men’s and Women’s Health provides a current summary of bone health in men. Topics include: the epidemiology and temporal trends of low bone mass, osteoporosis and related fractures; the morbidity and mortality associated with osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures; low bone mass risk factors and etiology; and osteoporotic risk assessment. The book includes a study with the goal of understanding workers’ social representation of occupational risks and preventive measures. A qualitative approach was utilised based on social representation theory – processual approach. The sample was comprised of male workers from a municipal service responsible for cleaning and conservation of the public area with no permanent contract in a large city in the South-eastern region of Brazil. The authors describe working conditions and health conditions of men from small enterprises in Campinas’ Fruit and Vegetables Warehouse Wholesale. A cross-sectional study with a sample of 200 male workers was developed. Data collection was performed using the following instruments: questionnaire with socio-demographic data, lifestyle, health and work aspects, QSETES elaborated on by author Monteiro and a stress scale adapted by Monteiro based on Elo et al. The authors study the status of women in India, arguing that many poor health outcomes of girls and women can be attributed to their low rank in society. Specifically, the focus is on female economic devaluation, specifically dowry, an issue with historical antecedents that has failed to be addressed or even exacerbated by the entry of the country into the global economy. Postpartum hemorrhage (PPH) is examined as one of the world’s leading causes of maternal mortality. Various conservative surgical procedures have been developed in recent years to reduce the need for hysterectomy, including external compression sutures, selective de-vascularization by surgical ligation or radiological embolization of the uterine and pelvic arteries and intrauterine balloon tamponade. The authors also examine the correlation between the development of congenital malformations and teratogenesis brought on by adverse conditions within the millieur interieur of the developing embryo, suggesting that the pharmacokinetic processes must be seen in the perspective of maternal and fetal lethal dose parameters. A study on perceived motives for contraceptive interference (CI) is included, hypothesizing that common barriers to male condom use might also be perceived as motives for CI enacted by a man toward his female partner.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Bone Health in Men: Osteoporosis Update
(Pamela S. Hinton, PhD, Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology, University of Missouri, Columbia, Missouri, US)

Chapter 2. Working Conditions and Occupational Exposure among Male Waste Collection Workers, Mechanics, and Lorry Drivers in a Municipal Service
(Valesca Nunes dos Reis and Inês Monteiro, PhD, Faculty of Nursing, University of Campinas, Campinas, Brazil)

Chapter 3. Factors Associated with Pain among Male Workers at the Wholesale Market
(Stenio Trevisan Manzoli, PhD, Aparecida Mari Iguti, PhD, and Inês Monteiro, PhD, Prefeitura Municipal de Paulínia, SP, Brazil, and others)

Chapter 4. Unravelling Devaluation from Women’s Health in India
(K.S. Mohindra, PhD, Subaltern Health, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 5. The Use of Intrauterine Balloon Tamponade for the Management of Severe Postpartum Haemorrhage
(Meliza C. W. Kong and William W. K. To, MD, Department of Obstetrics & Gynaecology, United Christian Hospital, Hong Kong SAR, China)

Chapter 6. The Pharmacokinetics of Teratogenesis
(Charles Savona-Ventura and Yvonne Savona-Ventura, Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine and Surgery, University of Malta, Msida, Malta)

Chapter 7. Perceptions of Motives for Contraceptive Interference: Patterns of Gender Difference and Similarity
(Jennifer Katz, Jillian LaRose and Brittney Richardson, SUNY Geneseo, NY, US)


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