Damaged Goods?: Women Living With Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases

by Rachel on April 30, 2010

  • ISBN13: 9781592137084
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product DescriptionHow women with genital herpes and / or HPV (human papillomavirus) infections see themselves as sexual beings, and what do they make decisions about sexual health issues? Adina Nack, a sociologist who specializes in sexual health, medical and social psychology, conducted in-depth interviews with 43 women about their sexual identity and chronic illness. The result is a fascinating book on a subject that affects millions of people around the world, but. . . More>>

Damaged Goods?: Women Living With Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases

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J. Roberts April 30, 2010 at 7:12 am

When I discovered that I had a venereal disease which was the first book I read. I do not recommend this book to someboy trying to understand how a new diagnosis of an STD and comfortable and familiar. I found the book very negative. It was difficult to get through, I was very emotional. I do not know what I expected from a book of that title, but I do feel better about my diagnosis. I would skip this book and keep more factual books on specific diseases and healing. Rating: 5.1

Emmi April 30, 2010 at 9:32 am

In Damaged Goods?, Dr. Nack Connects the tools of rigorous social scientist with the voice of a sympathetic lawyer on the experiences of women with chronic provide STD. It provides readers with a medical, historical and political understanding of HPV and that way of immunization against HPV have been built. Nack argued that STDs are stigmatized, women, and that the focus of the campaign against HPV is present in the vaccine as a means of preventing cervical cancer of the uterus, rather than the presentation of vaccine as a vaccine against sexually transmitted diseases. They expose a critical consequences of this presentation and offer suggestions for policy and research on national health treatments for this disease verbessern.Was Damaged Goods? A unique feature is that it seamlessly makes a variety of tasks: While the provision of statistical data, historical facts, political and health, it focuses on the personal experiences of women with chronic STDs. In this way, Nack found a gap that is often between an empirical, science and accessibility of empirical research to women who suchen.Eine their diagnosis and their everyday experiences to better understand their strength of emerging diseases this book his Nack The empirical and uses constructive criticism: It gives specific recommendations for policy and research for improved sex education, the doctor-patient communication and interaction style. Finally, get the vaccine against HPV for the campaign is presented as a vaccine against cancer of the cervix and distances itself from the stigma of STDs. Although some families may be more willing to encourage them to vaccinate their daughters, whether the term “sexually transmitted disease does not mention” national health campaigns are to avoid the realities of STDs and sexual behavior of young women? If they are leading Americans to believe that HPV causes cancer of the cervix, each of them? These are questions Nack describes and marked the beginning of an important dialogue on the national understanding of HPV and personal encounters dominate, stigma and too little about the disease. Rating: 5.5

ALwaiting2009 April 30, 2010 at 11:27 am

This book is without doubt an outstanding account of attitudes rather than socially and internally by women living with incurable STDs. Nack has created an outlet for frustration, fear, anxiety, and a lock of emotions through these women and also serves as a place to help others who are looking for comfort, to share his experiences. Not only does this book useful for women and men, the Allies must fight to regain his sexuality again, but also for parents who may need help understanding what is social stigma, and as appropriate support . I encourage women and men who live with these conditions, to read everything they can to both research and honest accounts, Nack has brought here. This is ethnography at its best. Rating: 5.5

changetheworld April 30, 2010 at 11:52 am

After reading this book for a class, I was amazed at how insightful and useful this book is not only someone with HPV or HSV, but also for everyone they meet are probably by him (caregivers, doctors affected, parents, friends, etc..) Adina Nack nails all unique feeling and consideration of women go through this painful experience, and puts them in light of sympathy, no appeal. The stigma that goes with this situation is bad, harmful and unfair. Nack efforts to de-stigmatize the issue are impressive and encouraging, and his words have really benefit everyone. The jokes must stop. The ignorant comments need to stop. The stigma must stop. This book is amazing and should definitely be known by everyone, because everyone is affected in one way or another. Rating: 5.5

Tania Runyan April 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

Read a book that balances pathos and logos in a convincing manner is indeed a rare pleasure. Dr. Nack integrated study Scholarship STDs and heart so that research is presented with an urgency emotional and social development: empowering women to help in the face of personal challenges medical, and eliminate the stigma of STDs by the challenge of perspectives related public. Dr. Nack Auto-ethnography of experience with MST further proof of their deep personal investment in the topic and links to dozens of women who share their stories in interviews. Have little knowledge on the topic of STDs, I was expecting something Damaged Goods “will be on my head.” It is truly competent and scientifically valid research, but without illusions. This is a gentle and penetrating read, compelling enough to keep you awake at night turning the pages and personal perspectives difficult. Rating: 5.5

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