Women's Health and Urban Life

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Women's Health and Urban Life

http://www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~socsci/sever/journal/about.html

Publisher: University of Toronto at Scarborough, Department of Sociology

The WH & UL is a peer reviewed journal located at the Sociology
Department, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. The funding for the
journal is provided by the Wellesley Central Health Corporation,
Toronto, Canada.

The journal addresses a wide range of topics that directly or indirectly
affect both the physical and mental health of girls, teenage and adult
women living in urban or urbanizing pockets of the world. The
orientation of the journal is critical, feminist and social scientific.

The journal accepts both quantitative and qualitative, and both
theoretical and empirical articles on topics such as:

WOMEN'S HEALTH IN GENERAL

* Social and structural factors affecting women's health

* Factors in urban environments affecting women's health

* Women's use of alternate healing techniques in urban centres

* Smoking, substance abuse

* Social attitudes and women's experiences of menopause

* Beauty myths and elective surgeries in urban centres

* Eating disorders

* Sexually transmitted diseases and women's vulnerability in urban
centres

* Women's mental health/stress in urban centres

* Efficacy of social support systems in women's health

* Rape trauma

* Ageing and women's health

* Poverty and women's health in world cities

HEALTH RELATED TO REPRODUCTION

* New reproductive technologies and ethical considerations

* Teenage pregnancies and urban support systems

* Birth protection and abortion debates, efficacy of support systems

* Social constructions of childlessness and health implications

* Over-medicalization of women's health and the birthing process

* Cultural pressures on sex selection and women's health

HEALTH RELATED TO HOME-BASED TOPICS:

* Violence in the home such as child physical and sexual abuse,
incest, intimate partner abuse and elder abuse- urban/rural differences

* Mothering related issues and women's health

* Housework safety

HEALTH RELATED TO WORK-BASED TOPICS:

* Sexual harassment and health implications

* Double shift/Second shift

* Job safety and security

* Sex workers and health in urban centres

* Women workers' health in a global market

GLOBAL ISSUES IN WOMEN'S HEALTH

* Women's health under the stress of social and environmental change

* Female child malnutrition in the developed/developing worlds

* Female child abandonment in the developed/developing worlds

* Female child labour and health in the developed/developing worlds

* Female child prostitution, sex trade and health in urban centres

* Forced marriages and women's health

* Female circumcision and genital mutilation

* Wife beating, kitchen fires, honour killings

* Rape and war and women's health

* Cultural differences in women's health

ISSN: 1499-0369

Dr. Aysan Sev'er, Editor
Department of Sociology
University of Toronto at Scarborough
1265 Military Trail
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
M1C 1A4

Tel: 416-287-7296
Fax: 416-287-7283
Email: sever@utsc.utoronto.ca

Women's Health and Urban Life is available free of charge as an Open
Access journal on the Internet.

Content available in PDF format.

Current Issue: Vol. 3, Issue 2, December 2004

Date: 27 May 2005

Original posting date: 
Friday, May 27, 2005
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