Damaged Goods? : Women Living With Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases
By: Nack, Adina.Material type: TextSeries: eBooks on Demand.Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (264 p.).ISBN: 9781592137091.Subject(s): Chronic Disease - psychology - United States | Herpes genitalis - Social aspects | Morals - United States | Papillomavirus diseases - Social aspects | Sexual Behavior - United States | Sexually Transmitted Diseases - psychology - United States | Sexually transmitted diseases - Social aspects | Sexually transmitted diseases | Women - Diseases - Social aspects | Women - United StatesGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Damaged Goods? : Women Living With Incurable Sexually Transmitted DiseasesDDC classification: 362.196/951 | 362.196951 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
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Contents; Acknowledgements; Chapter 1: Mixing Morality with Medicine; Chapter 2: Sexual Invincibility; Chapter 3: STD Anxiety; Chapter 4: The Immoral Patient; Chapter 5: Damaged Goods; Chapter 6: Sexual Healing; Chapter 7: Reintegrating the Sexual Self; Chapter 8: From Personal Tragedies to Social Change; Appendix A: Gaining Entrée-an Auto-Ethnographic Foundation; Appendix B: Research Methodology; Appendix C: Demographic Characteristics of Participants; Notes; Glossary; References; Index
How do women living with genital herpes and/or HPV (human papilloma virus) infections see themselves as sexual beings, and what choices do they make about sexual health issues? Adina Nack, a medical sociologist who specializes in sexual health and social psychology, conducted in-depth interviews with 43 women about their identities and sexuality in regards to chronic illness. The result is a fascinating book about an issue that affects over 15 million Americans, but is all too little discussed. Damaged Goods adds to our knowledge of how women are affected by living with chronic STDs and reveals the stages of their sexual- self transformation. From the anxiety of being diagnosed with an STD to issues of blame and shame, Nack-herself diagnosed with a cervical HPV infection-shows why these women feeling that they are "damaged goods," question future relationships, marriage, and their ability to have healthy children.
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