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Published: 17 December 2011

256 Pages

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780199548811

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A Woman's Disease

The history of cervical cancer

Ilana Lowy

  • Explores the social and medical history of cervical cancer, looking at its evolution as a separate gynaecological disorder
  • Considers attitudes towards women with the condition from antiquity up to the present day
  • Examines its changing social status and the role that HPV has played in its prevention and treatment
  • Highlights view points about women's sexuality and their reproductive health
  • Outlines the history of the debates on racial, environmental, lifestyle-related, and social causes of cervical cancer as well as the consequences of its transformation into a sexually transmitted disease

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