Aging and Menopause Among Indian South African Women

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SUNY Press, Sep 25, 1990 - Medical - 343 pages
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Du Toit contributes to the study of the climacteric as an important phase of the life cycle among women of different cultures (the later reproductive and postreproductive years). Drawing upon perspectives in anthropology, sociology, psychology, and gerontology, he demonstrates the need for an adequate cross-cultural theory of aging among women, and offers a solid body of research from South Africa in establishing a standard methodology for the study of the climacteric.
  

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Contents

The Cultural Climacteric
1
The South African Scene
15
The Position of Indian South Africans
23
Studying Indian South African Women
25
Population Description
33
Social Organization
36
Being a Woman
101
Role Conception and Performance
102
Profile of Health Physical
184
Family History
189
Reproductive Health
190
Post Reproductive Health
193
Sexuality
194
Menstruation
238
The Menopause
259
Information Concerning Menopause
260

The Modern Indian South African Woman
114
Being a Woman
124
Lifestyles and Life Course
129
SelfConcept
132
Life Events
134
Role Satisfaction
145
Coping Behavior
163
Life Cycle Perceptions
168
Perspectives on Health
183
Expectations Concerning Menopause
265
Experiencing the Menopause
270
Cognition
277
Behavioral
284
Conclusion
289
Appendix
295
References
299
Author Index
323
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Brian M. du Toit is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Florida.

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