WNS: Women's Studies:Social Sciences

WNS 559: Psychology of Women's Health

This course covers a variety of psychologically-important topics in women's health based on current research findings. We address psychological contributors to and consequences of women's health and illness, focusing on diseases that affect women differently or disproportionately than men (including coronary heart disease, cancer, AIDS, and autoimmune diseases), women's reproductive health (including menstruation, contraception, pregnancy, infertility, and menopause), health behaviors (including substance abuse, exercise, and eating), and other topics such as violence against women, women's mental health, and women as health care providers and health researchers.

Co-scheduled with WST 559.

Spring, 3 credits, Letter graded (A, A-, B+, etc.)