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Evaluating Women's Health Messages
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Evaluating Women's Health Messages
A Resource Book

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Health Communication

February 2013 | 459 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
The increased attention currently being paid to women's reproductive health issues has produced a corresponding interest in the role that communication plays in promoting better health care. Groundbreaking and comprehensive, this book is the first systematic examination of the major types and forms of messages about women's reproductive health - medical, social scientific and public - and the degree to which these messages compare with and contradict each other. Within the broad framework of communication, a range of women's health issues are examined in this book from political, historical, technological and feminist perspectives. The issues examined include: abortion; infertility; drug and alcohol use in pregnancy; childbirth; AIDS; menstruation and menopause.
Roxanne Louiselle Parrott and Celeste Michelle Condit
Introduction: Priorities and Agendas in Communicating about Women's Reproductive Health
 
PART ONE: POLITICAL AGENDAS AND WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH MESSAGES
Diane Helene Miller
Medical and Psychological Consequences of Legal Abortion in the United States
Diane Helene Miller
A Matter of Consequence
Abortion Rhetoric and Media Messages

 
Robert Lemieux
Illicit Drug Use and the Pregnant Woman
The Prevalance, Social Impact, Effects and Legislative Action

 
Kimberly N Kline
The Drama of in utero Drug Exposure
Fetus Takes First Billing

 
 
PART TWO: HISTORICAL ISSUES IN COMMUNICATING ABOUT WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Susan Owen and Sally Caudill
Contraception and Clinical Science
Constructing Woman's Place

 
Martha Solomon, Mary Anne Trasciatti and Cynthia P King
Our Bodies, Our Risk
Dilemmas in Contraceptive Information

 
Elizabeth Jean Nelson
The American Experience of Childbirth
Toward a Range of Safe Choices

 
Helen M Sterk
Contemporary Birthing Practices
Technology over Humanity?

 
 
PART THREE: A FETAL AND MATERNAL HEALTH APPROACH TO COMMUNICATING ABOUT WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Michael Pfau, Margot L Nelson and Mary Moster
Women and Smoking
Consequences and Solutions

 
Deirdre M Condit
Tugging at Pregnant Consumers
Competing 'Don't Smoke!' 'Do Smoke!' Media Messages and Their Messengers

 
Joan Marie Kraft
Prenatal Alcohol Consumption and Outcomes for Children
A Review of the Literature

 
Kathryn J French, Theresa D Frasier and C Jay Frasier
Knowing When to Say When and Why
Media Messages Aimed at Preventing Women's Alcohol Consumption

 
 
PART FOUR: A CAMPAIGN PERSPECTIVE FOR COMMUNICATING ABOUT WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Roxanne Louiselle Parrott and Margaret Daniels
Promoting Pregnancy and Prenatal Care to Women
Promises, Pitfalls, and Pratfalls

 
Margaret Daniels annd Roxanne Louiselle Parrott
Prenatal Care from a Woman's Perspective
A Thematic Analysis of the Newspaper Media

 
Melanie A Williams
Cervical, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancer
Advancing Awareness, Choices, and Survival

 
Michele Kilgore
Magic, Moralism and Marginalization
Media Coverage of Cervical, Ovarian, and Uterine Cancer

 
 
PART FIVE: A SOCIAL SUPPORT FRAMEWORK FOR COMMUNICATING ABOUT WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Pamela J Kalbfleisch and Karen H Bonnel
Menarche, Menstruation, and Menopause
The Communication of Information and Social Support

 
Pamela J Kalbfleisch, Karen H Bennel and Tina M Harris
Media Portrayals of Women's Menstrual Health Issues
Maureen P Keeley
Social Support and Breast Cancer
Why Do We Talk and To Whom Do We Talk?

 
Mary L Kahl and Joan Lawrence-Bauer
An Analysis of Discourse Promoting Mammography
Pain, Promise, and Prevention

 
 
PART SIX: CONTEMPORARY PRIORITIES IN COMMUNICATING ABOUT WOMEN'S REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Lisa Flores
Options and Risks with Reproductive Technologies
Celeste M Condit
Media Bias for Reproductive Technologies
Cathey S Ross
Hysterectomies
Don't Ask 'Why Not?': Ask 'Why?'

 
E M I Sefcovic
Hysterectomy
What the Popular Press Said (1986-1992)

 
Rebecca J Welch Cline and Neyla J McKenzie
Women and AIDS
The Lost Population

 
Salome Raheim
The Reconstruction of AIDS as a Womens's Health Issue
 
CONCLUSION
Roxanne Louiselle Parrott
A Woman-Centered 'Sense-Making' Approach to Communicating about Women's Reproductive Health

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