Lorraine E. Ferris
Arlene S. Bierman
This chapter focuses on the health of women as it specifically relates to their reproductive systems. Unlike other POWER Study chapters that examine the complex interplay between sex and health in the context of conditions that affect both men and women, this chapter focuses primarily on how the characteristics of women–how old they are, how well educated, how wealthy, where they live–affects health and health care issues that are unique to women. The issues covered in this chapter span the life course from teenage pregnancy to hysterectomy in older women.
This chapter includes sections on
- Prenatal Care
- Postpartum Care
- Sexually Transmitted Infections