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Damaged Goods? Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases Adina Nack

Damaged Goods? Women Living with Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Adina Nack

Published June 1st 2008
ISBN : 9781592137091
ebook
264 pages
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 About the Book 

How do women living with genital herpes and/or HPV (human papillomavirus) infections see themselves as sexual beings, and what choices do they make about sexual health issues? Adina Nack, a medical sociologist who specializes in sexual health andMoreHow do women living with genital herpes and/or HPV (human papillomavirus) infections see themselves as sexual beings, and what choices do they make about sexual health issues? Adina Nack, a medical sociologist who specializes in sexual health and social psychology, conducted in-depth interviews with 43 women about their identities and sexuality with regard to chronic illness. The result is a fascinating book about an issue that affects over 15 million Americans, but is all too little discussed. Damaged Goods? adds to our knowledge of how women are affected by living with chronic STDs and reveals the stages of their sexual self-transformation. From the anxiety of being diagnosed with an STD to issues of blame and shame, Nackherself diagnosed with a cervical HPV infectionshows why these women, feeling that they are damaged goods, question future relationships, marriage, and their ability to have healthy children.