Women and Health

Women and Health, 2nd Edition

Women and Health, 2nd Edition,Marlene Goldman,Rebecca Troisi,Kathryn Rexrode,ISBN9780123849786

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"An unparalleled and valuable compendium of data for anyone interested in women's health." -- THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

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Key Features

  • Saves researchers and clinicians time in quickly accessing the very latest details on a broad range of women’s health issues, as opposed to searching through thousands of journal articles
  • Provides a common language for epidemiologists, public health practitioners, and women’s health specialists to discuss the behavioral, cultural, and biological determinants of women’s health
  • Researchers and medical specialists will learn how the gender-specific risks and features of one organ system’s diseases affect the health of other organ systems
    • For example: Hormone replacement therapy used to treat imbalance within the endocrine system is also being used to prevent and treat cardiovascular disease; Drugs developed for type 2 diabetes are now being used in chemoprevention
  • Orients the non-gerontologist about the importance of considering the entire life cycle of women within research designs and treatment plans
  • Professors teaching courses in women’s health will use slides and additional materials to structure lectures/courses; students will use slides as a unique resource to study for exams


Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages - from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic, which concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective. It covers key issues ranging from osteoporosis to breast cancer and other cancers, domestic violence, sexually transmitted diseases, occupational hazards, eating disorders, heart disease and other chronic illnesses, substance abuse, and societal and behavioral influences on health.

In this second edition of Women and Health, chapters thoughtfully explore the current state of women’s health and health care, including the influences of sex and gender on the occurrence of a wide variety of diseases and conditions. All chapters have been extensively updated and emphasize the epidemiology of the condition - the etiology, occurrence, primary and secondary prevention (screening), risk factors, surveillance, changing trends over time, and critical analysis of the diagnostic and treatment options and controversies. Treatment sections in each chapter have been expanded to create a stronger dialogue between epidemiologists and women's health practitioners.


Professionals and graduate students in epidemiology and public health; fellows, internists, physicians in public health, general practice, family medicine, gerontology, and those specializing in women's health.

Marlene Goldman

Dr. Goldman is a reproductive epidemiologist and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. She specializes in research and teaching related to women's health. Her research program includes several large randomized clinical trials evaluating optimal infertility treatment for younger and older women seeking to conceive and a prospective cohort study investigating the role of preconception nutrition and oxidative stress on implantation and early pregnancy loss. She is co-editor of Women and Health, a comprehensive reference textbook for researchers, teaching faculty, and clinicians on the role of gender in understanding disease occurrence, diagnosis, treatment, and priority-setting in health care.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology and Community & Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School; Director of Clinical Research, OB/GYN, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

Rebecca Troisi

Dr. Troisi is a cancer epidemiologist in the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, at the National Institutes of Health’s Cancer Institute and an associate member of the Norris Cotton Cancer Center at Dartmouth College.. Her research has focused on the hormonal etiologies of reproductive cancers and the role of maternal, gestational, neonatal and early life factors in breast cancer risk, including endocrine disruptors such as diethylstilbestrol, a drug previously given to pregnant women. She is a Principal Investigator on multiple national and international collaborations and has led a project in Mongolia to attempt to learn more about international differences in cancer incidence rates.

Affiliations and Expertise

Staff Scientist, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD; Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, Department of Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth University Medical School, Lebanon, New Hampshire, USA

Kathryn Rexrode

Dr. Rexrode is an Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Associate Physician, Division of Preventive Medicine and Faculty Director, Office for Women's Careers, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA. Dr. Rexrode's research examines risk factors for heart disease and stroke. She has a particular interest in the role of obesity and hormonal factors, as well as understanding sex differences. She has studied the effects of endogenous sex hormones, such as estrogen and testosterone, and related genetic variants, and risk of cardiovascular disease. She is Principal Investigator of a grant examining risk factors for ischemic stroke in women and Principal Investigator of a grant examining long term cardiovascular outcomes among early stage breast cancer survivors. She is also active in several large studies of women's health, including the Nurses' Health Study, the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study, and the Women's Health Initiative.

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Associate Physician, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Faculty Director, Office for Women's Careers, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA, USA

Women and Health, 2nd Edition

Preface to the Second Edition

Marlene B. Goldman, Kathryn M. Rexrode and Rebecca Troisi

Preface to the first edition

Marlene B. Goldman


Gloria E. Sarto

Part I - Women, Health, and Medicine

Section 1 - Introduction to Women's Health

  1. Overview of Women's Health
  2. Marlene B. Goldman, Rebecca Troisi and Kathryn M. Rexrode

  3. The Mutability of Women's Health with Age: the Sometimes Rapid, and Often Enduring, Health Consequences of Injustice
  4. Arline Geronimus and Rachel C. Snow

  5. Current Approaches to Women's Health Care
  6. Carolyn Clancy and Beth A. Collins Sharp

  7. The Impact of Health Coverage on Women's Access to Care
  8. Alina Salganicoff and Usha Ranji

  9. Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine and Women's Health
  10. Emmeline Edwards, Lee Alekel and Barbara J. Stussman

  11. Research on the Health of Sexual Minority Women
  12. Judith Bradford and Aimee Van Wegenen

    Section 2 - Research Methods in Women's Health


    Rebecca Troisi, Kathryn M. Rexrode and Marlene B. Goldman

  13. Understanding Research Designs
  14. Vera Ehrenstein and Timothy L. Lash

  15. Progress in Women's Health Research
  16. Julie Palmer

  17. Lifecourse Approach to Research in Women’s Health
  18. Rebecca Hardy, Nancy Potischman and Diana Kuh

  19. Principles of Genetics and Genomics
  20. Sharon A. Savage

    Part II - Sexual and Reproductive Health

    Section 3- Sexual and Reproductive Health


    Marlene B. Goldman and Lisa Chasan-Taber

  21. Puberty and Adolescent Pregnancy
  22. Theresa O. Scholl and Xinhua Chen

  23. The Epidemiology of Menstruation and Menstrual Dysfunction
  24. Siobán D. Harlow

  25. Premenstrual Syndrome and PMDD
  26. Elizabeth R. Bertone-Johnson and Patricia O. Chocano-Bedoya

  27. Women’s Fecundability
  28. Donna Day Baird

  29. Contraceptive Choices
  30. Donna Shoupe

  31. Induced Abortion
  32. Audrey F. Saftlas and Hani Atrash

  33. Infertility
  34. Marlene B. Goldman, Stacey A. Missmer, Robert Barbieri and Mary Abusief

  35. Endometriosis
  36. Victoria Holt, Britton Trabert and Kristen Upson

  37. Uterine Leiomyomata
  38. Lauren A. Wise and Shannon Laughlin

  39. Assisted Reproductive Technologies
  40. David A. Grainger, Bruce L. Tjaden Sr. and Laura L. Tatpati

  41. High Risk Pregnancy and Subsequent Maternal Health
  42. Chloe Zera and Thoma McElrath

  43. Labor and Delivery
  44. Willaim Fraser, Romy L. McMaster and Shuqin Wei

  45. Female Sexuality and Sexual Function
  46. Shari B. Goldfarb and Stacy Lindau

  47. Vulvodynia
  48. Bernard L. Harlow

  49. Menopause
  50. Siobán D. Harlow

  51. Pelvic Floor Disorders
  52. James Whiteside and Tyler Muffly

  53. Hysterectomy
  54. Ronald T. Burkman, James K.C. Wang and Cara A. Robinson

    Section 4 - Sexually Transmitted Infections


    Anne M. Rompalo

  55. Gonorrhea
  56. Anne M. Rompalo

  57. Chlamydia
  58. Anne M. Rompalo

  59. Syphilis
  60. Jeanne Marrazzo

  61. Bacterial Vaginoses, Trichomoniasis, and Candida
  62. Jane R. Schwebke and Christina A. Muzny

  63. Genital Herpes
  64. Anna Wald, Tara Perti and Joelle M. Brown

  65. Human Immunodeficiency Virus and AIDs
  66. Mary Kamb

  67. Genital Human Papilloma Virus
  68. Loris Y. Hwang and Anna-Barbara Moscicki

  69. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease and Chronic Pelvic Pain
  70. Catherine Haggerty and Ann Wiringa

  71. Urinary Tract Infection
  72. Betsy Foxman

    Part III - Ocupational, Environmental, and Social Determinants of Health

    Section 5 - Occupational and Environmental Determinants of Health


    Jeanne M. Stellman

  73. Working Women in the United States: A Statistical Profile
  74. Lauren Anderson and Jeanne M. Stellman

  75. International Perspectives: Women's Occupational Health
  76. Lauren Anderson, Jeanne M. Stellman and Andrea Lucas

  77. Multiple Roles and Complex Exposures
  78. Karen Messing

  79. Reproductive & Environmental Hazards in the Workplace
  80. Marja-Liisa Lindbohm, Markku Sallmén and Helena K. Taskinen

  81. Work-Related Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
  82. Laura Punnett, Robin Mary Gillespie and Robin Herbert

  83. Occupational Cancer
  84. Melissa C. Friesen, Shelia Hoar Zahm, Mary H. Ward and Debra T. Silverman

  85. Environmental Exposures and Cancer
  86. David Christiani and Jessica K. Paulus

    Section 6 - Social Determinants of Health


    Michael M. Oakes

  87. Social Determinants Over the Life Course
  88. Maria Glymour and

    Lisa M. Bates

  89. Women, Stress, and Health
  90. Debra Umberson

  91. Cigarette Smoking: Trends, Determinants, and Health Effects
  92. Ann Malarcher

  93. Alcohol and Women's Health
  94. Toben F. Nelson

  95. Intimate Partner Violence
  96. Cari Clark

  97. Housing Policy and Women's Health
  98. Theresa Osypuk

  99. The Built Environment and Women's Health
  100. Peter James, Phillip J. Troped and Francine Laden

    Part IV - Chronic Disease

    Section 7- Autoimmune Disorders


    Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman

  101. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  102. Augustin Escalante

  103. Multiple Sclerosis
  104. Samia J. Khoury and Maria Houtchens

  105. Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  106. Amy B. Devlin, Karen Costenbader and Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman

  107. Sjogren's Syndrome
  108. Ann L. Parke and Nicole Alex

  109. Asthma
  110. Neil Pearce

    Section 8 - Endocrinology and Metabolism


    JoAnn Manson

  111. The Obesity Epidemic and Women's Health
  112. Rachel Mackey, Kathleen McTigue and Lewis H. Kuller

  113. Diabetes in Women
  114. Simin Liu and Cathy C. Lee

  115. Thyroid Diseases
  116. Stephanie lee, Ji Youn Lee

  117. Management of Menopausal Symptoms in the post-WHI Era
  118. Cynthia A. Stuenkel

  119. Vitamin D and Disease Prevention in Women
  120. JoAnn Manson and Shari S. Bassuk

  121. Osteoporosis
  122. Jane Cauley

    Section 9 - Cardiovascular Disease and Cardiovascular Risk in Women


    Kathryn M. Rexrode

  123. Overview of Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease
  124. Andrea Z. LaCroix, Eileen Rillamas-Sun and Jeannette Beasley

  125. Lipid in Women
  126. Jennifer G. Robinson

  127. Diagnosis and Treatment of Heart Disease in Women
  128. Jannet Lewis and C. Noel Bairey Merz

  129. Emotions and Cardiovascular Disease
  130. Gerdi Weidner and Heike Spaderna

  131. Cerebrovascular Disease
  132. Cheryl Bushnell

  133. Thromboembolism
  134. Robert Glynn

  135. Arrythmias in Women: Atrial Fibrillation and Sudden Cardiac Death
  136. Stephanie Chiuve, Christine Albert and David Conen

  137. Heart Failure in Women: Epidemiology, Prognosis, and Management
  138. Rashmee Shah and Donald Lloyd Jones

  139. Hypertension in Women
  140. Jane F. Reckelhoff and Marion Wofford

    Section 10 - Cancer


    Patricia Hartge and Rebecca Troisi

  141. Cancer in Women: Global Burden and Insights from Gender Comparisons
  142. Valerie McCormack, Joannie Tieulent, Hai-Rim Shin and Freddie Bray

  143. Breast cancer epidemiology and prevention
  144. James Lacey, Nadia T. Chung and Leslie Bernstein

  145. Genetics of breast cancer
  146. Jonine Bernstein, Mark Robson and Mia M. Gaudet

  147. Breast cancer screening
  148. Anthony B. Miller

  149. Ovarian cancer
  150. Joellen Schildkraut, Nicolas Wentzensen and Britton Trabert

  151. Endometrial cancer
  152. Sara H. Olson, Elizabeth L. Jewell and Radhai M. Rastogi

  153. Cervical Cancer: Burden of Disease and Risk Factors
  154. Silvia de Sanjose and Laia Bruni

  155. Vaccination and Screening in Cervical Control and Prevention
  156. Eduardo Franco and Myriam Chevarie-Davis

  157. Epidemiology of Lung Cancer in Women
  158. Anna H. Wu

  159. Colorectal Cancer in Women
  160. Corinne E. Joshu, Elizabeth Platz and Edward Giovanucci

  161. The Epidemiology of Melanoma of the Skin
  162. Adele Green, Linda Titus-Ernstoff and Catherine M. Olson

  163. Cancer Prevention for Women
  164. Karen Glanz and Heather Patrick

    Section 11 - Mental Disorders


    Mary V. Seeman

  165. Gender and Mood Disorders
  166. Ronald C. Kessler and Anne Maria Gadermann

  167. Anxiety Disorders in Women
  168. Kathleen Ries Merikangas, Marcy Burstein and Anja Schmitz

  169. Post-traumatic Stress DIsorder
  170. Soraya Seedat and Sharain Suliman

  171. Psychotic Disorders
  172. Jayashri Kulkarni and Emmy Gavrilidis

  173. Eating Disorders
  174. Cynthia M. Bulik, Sara Trace and Suzanne E. Mazzeo

  175. Addictive Disorders
  176. Monica L. Zilberman and Sophia Eglacy

    Section 12 - Poorly Understood Conditions


  177. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  178. Susan K. Johnson

  179. Fibromyalgia: A Central Sensitivity Syndrome
  180. Muhammad B. Yunus

  181. Chronic Headaches
  182. Richard Lipton and Sandra Hamelsky

  183. Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  184. Nicholas J. Talley and Natasha A. Koloski

  185. Temporomandibular Joint Syndrome
  186. Linda LeResche and Mark Drangsholt

  187. Multiple Chemical Sensitivity
  188. Iris R. Bell and Carol M. Baldwin

    Part V - Geriatric Health

    Section 13- Aging


  189. Physical Function, Morbidity, and Mortality
  190. Suzanne G. Leveille and Frances Yang

  191. Osteoarthritis and Other Musculoskeletal Diseases
  192. Kelli Allen and Amanda E. Nelson

  193. Urinary and Fecal Incontinence in Older Women
  194. Katharine K. O'Dell and Catherine Dubeau

  195. Hearing Loss and Aging
  196. Frank R. Lin

  197. Visual Impairment
  198. Ellen E. Freeman and Emily Gower

  199. Dental Diseases and Nutrition
  200. Christine L. Haskin and Connie Mobley

  201. Cognitive Functioning in Aging Women
  202. Ira Driscoll, Mark Espeland and Kristine Yaffe

  203. The Role of Social Support on Health and Well-Being in Older Adult Widows
  204. Toni L. Bisconti, Cindy S. Bergeman, Stacey Scott and Lindsay M. Pitzer

  205. Long Term Care: The Global Impact on Women
  206. Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen and Robin P. Bonifas

  207. Care at the End of Life, Hospice Care
  208. Mary Buss and Ellen McCarthy

  209. Successful Aging

Barbara Resnick


Robert N. Hoover

Quotes and reviews

"This reference for the medical and scientific community is also accessible to health care consumers, with a readable style, a clear layout, and a visual orientation, offering b&w images, photos, data charts, and summary tables on almost every page. The reference provides overview articles highlighting the latest research on biological as well as behavioral and societal determinants of the health of women throughout the life span."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013
"This revised work updates the authoritative, exhaustively referenced, thoroughly documented…handbook published over ten years ago…this is an advanced textbook suitable for graduate medical and nursing students and health care professionals…Summing Up: Highly recommended."--CHOICE, August 2013
Women and Health is a comprehensive reference that addresses health issues affecting women of all ages - from adolescence through maturity. It goes far beyond other books on this topic that concentrate only on reproductive health, and has a truly international perspective."--Doody.com, April 24, 2013

Reviews of the First Edition:

"This book is an unparalleled and valuable compendium of data for anyone interested in women's health. The editors have done a superb job... the book is one of the most useful I have yet seen in the emerging field of women's health."-- THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE (2000)
"The chapters are uniformly well researched and written, with extensive bibliographies and relevant Web sites. ...The book could serve well as the key text for a graduate or medical school course on women's health. It is also an excellent guide for planning and developing women's health curricula for medical students and residents in internal medicine, family medicine, and obstetrics and gynecology."--ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE (2001)
"This first of its kind, easy-to-read, comprehensive text is an excellent contribution to the field of women's health and the epidemiologic literature."--DOODY'S PUBLISHING (2000)
"Editors Goldman and Hatch offer an extremely well referenced, clearly organized, comprehensive, and manageable large handbook with research reviews that will also stimulate new ideas...A must purchase for all academic libraries."-- CHOICE (2000)

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