Chapter 25. Gender and Reproductive Health

  1. Craig Morgan and
  2. Dinesh Bhugra
  1. Louise Howard

Published Online: 28 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch25

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition

How to Cite

Howard, L. (2010) Gender and Reproductive Health, in Principles of Social Psychiatry, Second Edition (eds C. Morgan and D. Bhugra), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470684214.ch25

Editor Information

  1. NIH Biomedical Research Centre and Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Author Information

  1. Section of Women's Mental Health Service, Health Service and Population Research Department, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 MAR 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470697139

Online ISBN: 9780470684214

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Keywords:

  • gender and reproductive health;
  • reproduction, integral part of being humans;
  • response of society to reproduction - in mental health problems and social factors and how they impact on mental health;
  • abortion and mental health;
  • unwanted pregnancy and abortion - not occurring in a social vacuum;
  • pregnancy and mental health problems;
  • substantial proportion of women with mental disorders - having parenting difficulties;
  • episode of postnatal psychosis - severe form of affective psychosis;
  • mothers with severe mental disorders;
  • high frequency of violence against women and its profound effects on mental health - during reproductive period

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abortion and Mental Health

  • Pregnancy and Mental Health Problems

  • Mothers with Severe Mental Disorders

  • Domestic Violence

  • The Legal and Psychiatric Response to Infanticide

  • Classification of Perinatal Mental Disorders

  • Fathers and Mental Disorders

  • Conclusion

  • References