Health and Gender

Resilience and Vulnerability Factors For Women's Health in the Contemporary Society

  • Ilaria Tarricone
  • Anita Riecher-Rössler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

  3. The Bio-psicho-social Determinants of Health for the Women

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Elena Bonora
      Pages 37-42
    3. Dina Guglielmi, Elena Luppi
      Pages 43-48
    4. Meryam Schouler-Ocak, Ilaria Tarricone, C. Bignardi, D. Berardi
      Pages 49-68
    5. Barbara Tarricone
      Pages 75-78
    6. Giuseppina La Face
      Pages 79-89
    7. Franco Trevisani, Francesco Della Villa
      Pages 91-101
    8. Francesca Pasqui, Carolina Poli, Davide Festi
      Pages 103-112
  4. Women’s Health at All Stages of Life

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 113-113
    2. Silvia Savini, Giacomo Faldella
      Pages 115-123
    3. Antonia Parmeggiani, Evamaria Lanzarini
      Pages 125-138
    4. Anna Rita Atti, Lucia Rossi, Diana De Ronchi
      Pages 139-148
    5. Manlio Converti, Antonio Ventriglio
      Pages 149-160
    6. Marco Domenicali, Annagiulia Gramenzi
      Pages 161-164
  5. Gender Aspects in Medical Disorders and Care

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Alessandra Gambineri, Paola Altieri, Daniela Ibarra-Gasparini
      Pages 177-184
    3. Giulia Gava, Renato Seracchioli, Maria Cristina Meriggiola
      Pages 185-194
    4. Francesca Pastorelli, Valentina Favoni, Sabina Cevoli, Roberto Michelucci
      Pages 195-214
    5. Simona Tomassi, Ilaria Tarricone, Sarah Tosato
      Pages 215-235
    6. Rita Maria Melotti, Andrea Fanelli, Maria Cristina Sorella
      Pages 237-244
    7. Giovanni Barbara, Maria Giulia Regazzi, Maria Raffaella Barbaro, Giovanni Dothel, Ilaria Tarricone
      Pages 245-253
  6. Cure, Organization of Services and Gender

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 261-261
    2. Monica Brandoli, Annamaria Nicolini
      Pages 263-267
    3. Emanuele Ciotti, Daniele Irmici, Marco Menchetti
      Pages 269-275
    4. Carla Comacchio, Mirella Ruggeri
      Pages 277-287
    5. Marco Balboni, Sabrina Colombari, Tullia Gallina Toschi
      Pages 289-293
    6. Alberto Amadasi, Maria Carla Mazzotti, Maria Caterina Manca, Susi Pelotti
      Pages 295-301
    7. Marcello Lanari, Monia Gennari, Carlotta Biagi
      Pages 303-310
  7. Histories and Epilogues

About this book


This book presents a concise and comprehensive overview of the most important protective and risk factors for women's health, and reviews the main areas of medical science from a gender perspective. Numerous scientific experiments and studies have shown how gender differences significantly affect the clinical presentation of physical and mental health disorders as well as responses to treatments. This text highlights these issues, while at the same time reflecting on the practical implications of the theoretical knowledge presented. It also examines the organization of social and health services, which should increasingly take into account the specificities related to gender differences and where equality is based on truly embracing these differences. The final part provides insights into the experiences and testimonies collected by the authors of the book. Written by a multidisciplinary team of medical, psychosocial and humanities professionals, this book is of interest to health professionals and medical students.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ilaria Tarricone
    • 1
  • Anita Riecher-Rössler
    • 2
  1. 1.Bologna Transcultural Psychosomatic Team (BoTPT), Department of Medical and Surgical SciencesAlma Mater Studiorum, University of BolognaBolognaItaly
  2. 2.Center for Gender Research and Early DetectionUniversity of Basel Psychiatric HospitalBaselSwitzerland

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