Reproductive Health Psychology

Reproductive Health Psychology

Author(s): Olga B. A. van den Akker

Published Online: 20 MAR 2012 10:34PM EST

Print ISBN: 9780470683385

Online ISBN: 9781119968382

DOI: 10.1002/9781119968382

About this Book

This volume provides a comprehensive, up-to-date theoretical and empirical background to the psychology of reproductive health.

  • Provides a life span perspective of the psychology of reproductive health and its disorders, from menarche to menopause and reproductive health in older age
  • Focuses on issues of the individual's reproductive health experience, including reproduction, pregnancy, maternity, and birth, as well as conditions such as PMDD, dysmenorrhea, and events including pregnancy failure, and abortion
  • Acknowledges the wider social context with discussions of poverty, inequality, educational and economic status, age, and urban versus rural access
  • Addresses life style related factors, human rights to choice, information and access, fertility control and reproductive health regulation and health care services
  • Illustrates topics with empirical data supported with tables and figures

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Psychology of Reproductive Health

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  2. Part 2: Psychological Processes of Early Growth and Development

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  3. Part 3: Psychological Factors of Menarche, Sexual and Reproductive Development

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  4. Part 4: The Psychological Context of Infertility

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  5. Part 5: Psychological Processes of Fertility and Pregnancy

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  6. Part 6: The Psychology of the Puerperium and Parenting

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  7. Part 7: Psychological Factors of Menopause, Sex and Reproduction in Later Life

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