Reproductive Health Psychology by Olga B. A. van den Akker

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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 ageFocuses 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 abortionAcknowledges the wider social context with discussions of poverty, inequality, educational and economic status, age, and urban versus rural accessAddresses life style related factors, human rights to choice, information and access, fertility control and reproductive health regulation and health care servicesIllustrates topics with empirical data supported with tables and figures

About Olga B. A. van den Akker

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Olga B.A. van den Akker is Professor of Health Psychology and head of Department at Middlesex University London. Since completing her BSc and PhD in Psychology, she carried out post-doctoral research at the Institute of Psychiatry and St. George's and St. Mary's hospitals London, and held senior academic posts at a number of other UK Universities. She currently carries out research into the health psychology of challenging reproductive behaviours.
Published March 23, 2012 by Wiley. 378 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Professional & Technical. Non-fiction

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