The Biology of Women

  title={The Biology of Women},
  author={Ethel Sloane},
This is a fully revised and updated edition, providing a current view of all aspects of the biology of women. Two new chapters have been added on menstrual problems and health and the working woman. The book includes expanded areas on current theories of hormone action and biological mechanisms at the cellular and molecular level, female sexuality, breast cancer, sexually transmitted diseases, and new contraceptives. 

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The Adaptive Function of the Menopause: A Devil's Advocate Position
Recent evidence suggests that menopausal discomfort has been exaggerated, and that most reported symptoms are not directly attributable to declining estrogen levels but to other biologic and social variables, which might have the beneficial consequence of providing women with more effective, and probably safer, forms of therapeutic intervention. Expand
Function of the human hymen.
It is suggested that the appearance of the juvenile human hymen is based on 'premature' birth, following which infant helplessness and a subsequent advantage for vaginal protection from external sources of infection allowed natural selection to increase its persistence well into juvenile life. Expand
Sexual desire in later life
A survey of a large sample of persons age 45 and older that included measures of a variety of biological, psychological and social factors that potentially influence sexual functioning finds that the principal influences on strength of sexual desire among women are age, the importance of sex to the person, and the presence of a sexual partner. Expand
Mastopathy Myths and Reality: Good Choice for Pharm Industry?
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Consuming contraceptive control: gendered distinctions in web-based contraceptive advertising
A discourse analysis of the stand-alone websites for 43 contraceptives in the USA is presented in an effort to understand what contraceptive manufacturers are selling consumers along with their products. Expand
The experience of perimenopausal distress: examining the role of anxiety and anxiety sensitivity
Anxiety sensitivity (dimension of psychological concerns) might be an important vulnerability factor in the experience of perimenopausal distress among women closer to menopause, whereas the predisposition to an anxiety response might contribute to perimenographic distress near the beginning of reproductive hormonal changes. Expand
Irregular bleeding in women: causes and nursing intervention.
  • D. Lauver
  • Medicine
  • The American journal of nursing
  • 1983
Successful triage requires a systematic assessment, starting with the woman's own perception of "irregular bleeding," to understand how symptoms may be reported and to predicting how the woman will handle self-management approaches. Expand
Menstrual pain, menarcheal age and lifestyles in Spanish adolescents
The hypothesis is that the prevalence of dysmenorrhea might be increasing in Western populations because: 1) the frequency of early menarches is increasing and 2)The prevalence of unhealthy lifestyles such as sedentism, smoking and uncontrolled dieting are also increasing. Expand
Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT): Getting to the Heart of the Politics of Women's Health?
How the HRT story can be used to politicize women and their health care providers about the recurring pattern of marketing untested products to healthy women is explored and strategies for ensuring that the lessons learned are incorporated into practice and policy are concluded. Expand
An evolutionary interpretation of the significance of physical pain experienced by human females: defloration and childbirth pains.
  • A. Maul
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Medical hypotheses
  • 2007
It appears that the two physical pains under consideration may have behavioral implications, in the sense that they contribute to increasing the stability of the connection between partners and thus, indirectly, to the welfare or even the survival of the newborn child. Expand