SJW Course: Gender, Health, and Society
[F] = Fausto-Sterling, Anne. Sex / Gender: Biology in a Social World. Routledge, 2012. ISBN: 9780415881463. [Preview with Google Books]
[G] = Gordis, Leon. Epidemiology. 5th ed. Saunders, 2013. ISBN: 9781455737338. [Preview with Google Books]
[H] = Hennekens, Charles H., and Julie E. Buring. Epidemiology in Medicine. Little, Brown, and Company, 1987. ISBN: 9780316356367. [Preview with Google Books]
[J] = Jacob, Krista, ed. Abortion Under Attack: Women on the Challenges Facing Choice. Seal Press, 2006. ISBN: 9781580051859.
[JA] = Jaggar, Alison M. Just Methods: An Interdisciplinary Feminist Reader. Routledge, 2008. ISBN: 9781594512049.
[JO] = Jordan, Brigitte. Birth in Four Cultures: A Crosscultural Investigation of Childbirth in Yucatan, Holland, Sweden, and the United States. 4th ed. Revised and expanded by Robbie Davis-floyd. Waveland Press Incorporated, 1992. ISBN: 9780881337174. [Preview with Google Books]
[L] = Luker, Kristin. Abortion & the Politics of Motherhood. University of California Press, 1985. ISBN: 9780520055971. [Preview with Google Books]
[M] = Martin, Emily. The Woman in the Body: A Cultural Analysis of Reproduction. Beacon Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780807046456.
[W] = Washington, Harriet A. Medical Apartheid: The Dark History of Medical Experimentation on Black Americans from Colonial Times to the Present. Anchor, 2008. ISBN: 9780767915472.
[WA] = Watkins, Elizabeth Siegel. On the Pill: A Social History of Oral Contraceptives, 1950–1970 . The Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. ISBN: 9780801858765.
|1||Biology, History, and Conceptual Frameworks||Doyal, Lesley. “Sex, Gender, and Health: The Need for a New Approach.” British Medical Journal 323, no. 7320 (2001): 1061–63.
Krieger, N. “A Glossary for Social Epidemiology.” Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health 55, no. 10 (2001): 693–700.
[F] Chapter 1: A Genderless Future?
[F] Chapter 2: Of Spirals and Layers.
[F] Chapter 8: Pink And Blue Forever.
[F] Chapter 9: The Developmental Dynamics of Pink and Blue.
Optional (further detail on epidemiology)
[H] Chapter 1: Definition and Background.
|2||Cardiovascular Disease and Hormone Therapy||Johnson, Paula A. MD, MPH, and Rachael S. Fulp, MPH. “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Coronary Heart Disease in Women; Prevention, Treatment, and Needed Interventions.” Women’s Health Issues 12, no. 5 (2002): 252–71.
Grodstein, Francine, ScD, JoAnn E. Manson, MD, et al. “A Prospective, Observational Study Of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy and Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease.” Annals of Internal Medicine 133, no. 12 (2000): 933–41.
Writing Group for the Women’s Health Investigators. “Risks And Benefits of Estrogen Plus Progestin in Healthy Postmenopausal Women.” The Journal of the American Medical Association 288, no. 3 (2002): 321–33.
Optional (further detail on study designs)
[H] Chapter 2: Design Strategies in Epidemiologic Research.
[H] Chapter 5: Descriptive Studies.
|3||Gender Analysis||Krieger, Nancy. “Genders, Sexes, and Health: What Are the Connections—and Why Does It Matter?” International Journal of Epidemiology 32, no. 4 (2003): 652–57.
Optional (further detail about measures of association)
[G] Chapter 3: The Occurrence of Disease: I. Disease Surveillance and Measures of Morbidity.
[G] Chapter 4: The Occurrence of Disease: II. Mortality and Other Measures of Disease Impact.
[G] Chapter 11: Estimating Risk: Is There an Association?
[G] Chapter 12: More on Risk: Estimating the Potential for Prevention.
Optional (further research method examples)
[H] Chapter 4: Measures of Disease Frequency and Association.
[JA] pp. 105–90.
|4||Pregnancy and Birth||[M] Chapter 4: Medical Metaphors of Women’s Bodies: Birth.
[JO] Chapter 6: The Achievement of Authoritative Knowledge in an American Hospital Birth.
Geronimus, Arline T. “Black / White Differences in the Relationship of Maternal Age to Birthweight: A Population–Based Test of the Weathering Hypothesis.” Social Science & Medicine 42, no. 4 (1996): 589–97.
Optional (further detail on trials)
[H] Chapter 8: Intervention Studies.
|5||Sexually Transmitted Infections||Higgins, Jenny A., PhD, MPH, Susie Hoffman, et al. “Rethinking Gender, Heterosexual Men, and Women’s Vulnerability To HIV / AIDS.” American Journal of Public Health 100, no. 3 (2010): 435–45.
Fisher, Joslyn W., MD, MPH, and Susan I. Brundage MD, MPH. “The Challenge of Eliminating Cervical Cancer in the United States: A Story of Politics, Prudishness, and Prevention.” Women & Health 49, no. 2–3 (2009): 246–61.
Haug, Charlotte MD, PhD, MSc. “The Risks and Benefits of HPV Vaccination.” The Journal of the American Medical Association 302, no. 7 (2009): 795–96.
Adams, M., B. Jasani, et al. “Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Prophylactic Vaccination: Challenges for Public Health and Implications for Screening.” Vaccine 25, no. 16 (2007): 3007–13.
Vohra, Sameer. “To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate: The Story of Hamilton, Columbia.” Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University.
|6||Abortion||[G] Chapter 9: Cohort Studies.
[L] Chapter 5: Women and the Right to Abortion.
[J] Higgins, Jenny. Chapter 2: Sex, Unintended Pregnancy, And Poverty: One Woman’s Evolution from ‘Choice’ to ‘Reproductive Justice’.
Rosenfield, Allan, and Deborah Maine. “Maternal Morality–A Neglected Tragedy: Where is the M in MCH?” The Lancet 326, no. 8446 (1985): 83–85.
Starrs, Ann M. “Safe Motherhood Initiative: 20 Years and Counting.” The Lancet 368, no. 9542 (2006): 1130–32.
Optional (further detail on cohort studies)
[H] Chapter 7: Cohort Studies.
Optional (further detail on bias and confounding)
[H] Chapter 11: Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies: Evaluating the Role of Bias.
[H] Chapter 12: Analysis of Epidemiologic Studies: Evaluating the Role of Confounding.
|7||Sexual Orientation||[F] Chapter 6: Thinking About Homosexuality.
Young, Rebecca M., PhD, and Ilan H. Meyer, PhD. “The Trouble with ‘MSM’ And ‘WSW’: Erasure of the Sexual–Minority Person in Public Health Discourse.” American Journal of Public Health 95, no. 7 (2005): 1144–49.
|8||Gender Identity and Expression||[H] Chapter 6: Case-Control Studies.
[F] Chapter 5: Am I a Boy or a Girl?–The Emergence of Gender Identity.
Fausto–Sterling, Anne. “The Five Sexes, Revisited.” The Sciences 40, no. 4 (2000): 19–23.
Moynihan, Clare. “Theories in Health Care and Research: Theories of Masculinity.” British Medical Journal 317, no. 7165 (1998): 1072–75.
Optional (further detail about case-control studies)
[G] Chapter 10: Case-Control and Other Study Designs.
|9||Contraceptives||[W] Chapter 8: The Black Stork–The Eugenic Control of African American Reproduction.
[WA] Chapter 4: Debating the Safety of the Pill, pp. 73–80.
[WA] Chapter 3: Sex, Population, and the Pill.
[WA] Chapter 4: Debating the Safety of the Pill, pp. 102–81.
[WA] Chapter 5: Oral Contraceptives and Informed Consent.
|10||Mental Health and Sex–Based Research||[F] Chapter 10: Epilogue – The Future of Gender (And Sex).
Richardson, Sarah S. “Sexing the X: How the X Became the ‘Female Chromosome.” Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society 37, no. 4 (2012): 909–33.
Saltonstall, Robin. “Healthy Bodies, Social Bodies: Men’s and Women’s Concepts and Practices of Health In Everyday Life.” Social Science & Medicine 36, no. 1 (1993): 7–14.
Cayleff, Susan E. “‘Prisoners Of their Own Feebleness’: Women, Nerves and Western Medicine—A Historical Overview.” Social Science & Medicine 26, no. 12 (1988): 1199–208.
Zita, Jacquelyn N. “The Premenstrual Syndrome: ‘Dis–easing’ the Female Cycle.” Hypatia 3, no. 1 (1988): 77–99.
[F] Chapter 3: Of Molecules and Sex.
[F] Chapter 4: Of Hormones and Brains.
|11||Final Project Presentations||No readings assigned|
|12||Final Project Presentations||No readings assigned|