Women's Health and Urban Life

     

Vol 1, Issue 1, 2002

Vol 1, Issue 2, 2002

Vol 2, Issue 1, 2003

Vol 2, Issue 2, 2003

Vol 3, Issue 1, 2004

Vol 3, Issue 2, 2004

Vol 4, Issue 1, 2005

Vol 4, Issue 2, 2005

Vol 5, Issue 1, 2006


Vol 5, Issue 2, 2006

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The WH & UL is a peer reviewed journal located at the Sociology Department, University of Toronto, 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
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