Women Journal of Nursing

Sheehan Syndrome: What every woman should know

Sheehan Syndrome: What every woman should know

Tags: hemorrhage morbidity pituitary postpartum pregnancy Sheehan Syndrome women womens disease

Sheehan Syndrome (SS) is associated with postpartum decreased functioning of the pituitary. Severe postpartum hemorrhage results in decreased blood supply to the pituitary leading to necrosis. The process leads to hypopituitarism, and subsequent decreased pituitary hormones. Deficiency of pituitary hormones manifest in a host of disorders which can cause high morbidity in women or even death.

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Women and Homelessness

Women and Homelessness

Tags: Case Study homeless homelessness violence women

Women and homelessness is a great concern that affects the global policy and health determinants to improve health. This case study is a glimpse of the cultural class as it revolves around the lives of mostly White homeless mothers, attending to both everyday lives and cultural norms while exploring and interpreting their interdependencies.

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Self Examination of Body: An Effective Measure for Early Detection and Treatment Properly of Cancers among Girls/Women in Rural Area and Slum Area of India

Self Examination of Body: An Effective Measure for Early Detection and Treatment Properly of Cancers among Girls/Women in Rural Area and Slum Area of India

Tags: cancer detection early treatment girls india prevention self-examination women

Cancer is the one of the scariest and second largest non-communicable disease. It contributes a sizable in the total numbers of deaths. The World cancer Report, 2003 indicates that cancer rates are set to increase at an alarming rate globally and it would be increased by 50% new cases for the year 2020. In case of India the number is expected to rise seven million by 2015. Ignorance among the public, delayed diagnosis and lack of adequate medical facilities has given it the dubious distribution of being a ‘killer disease’. Only early diagnosis and properly treatment strategies can be prevented the one third of common cancers. It is the prime matter of concern that the female population at their reproductive age and beyond is badly infected by the disease. The incidence of breast cancer, cervix and ovarian cancer are raising steadily. There are several factors like life style and diets specially among urban women associated with this increasing rate of victimization. But among females of rural and urban slums it speaks another scenario because these female populations has a little scope of self examination of their body which is an effective strategy rather than education, awareness and screening test.

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A Man Apart 

A Man Apart 

Tags: developmental disability human rights sexually active women

The idea of individuals with developmental disabilities becoming sexually active was disconcerting. Imagine having a daughter with disabilities, with limited cognitive comprehension, how could you protect her from tragic sexual encounters? Past abuses were common as institutionalized women were sterilized without consideration of their basic human rights.

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The Importance of Supporting Mothers Who Breastfeed 

The Importance of Supporting Mothers Who Breastfeed 

Tags: breastfeeding importance mother pediatrics teaching woman women

There are many health benefits to breastfeeding children such as lower mortality rates, ideal nutritional values, and long term benefits such as healthy weights and higher intelligence later in life. The positive aspects of breastfeeding extend to maternal health as well, such as lower rates of breast and ovarian cancers and decreased occurrences of post-partum depression.

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