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Damaged Goods?: Women Living With Incurable Sexually Transmitted Diseases 1st Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-1592137084
ISBN-10: 1592137083
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"This book makes a significant addition to the sexual health research literature by focusing on women who live with a condition other than HIV... Summing Up: Recommended." -- P. Lefler "CHOICE"

" Nack's book is relevant to researchers interested in the psychological effects of sexually transmitted diseases on women. Primarily research-based, it appears to be the first of its kind on the subject. Recommended for academic libraries serving that population as well as public health libraries." -- Leigh Mihlrad, Albany Medical Coll. Lib., NY "LIBRARY JOURNAL"
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 264 pages
  • Publisher: Temple University Press; 1 edition (June 6, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1592137083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1592137084
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #117,787 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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As a mother of a young woman living with HPV, this book helped me understand her feelings and fears. Whether your daughter is 13 or 30, this is a must read for parents. After sharing this book ,we were able to sit down and begin a dialogue. Her mood swings and anger that had been directed at me were really symptoms of her trying to cope with her diagnosis. I didn't realize how alone and "damaged" my daughter felt. Our relationship is so much stronger now.
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Damaged Goods? easily brings to life the reality of STDs in a way that so many other educational books fall short. Even if you are not yourself suffering from an STD, Damaged Goods?, gives you a glimpse into the life of someone living with HPV or HSV and how their life is no more different from mine or anyone else's. The book was a quick and interesting read that presented information in an easy and tangible way for anyone, you don't need a strong academic background to understand that these are the real lives of women everywhere and they need their voices to be heard. I would recommend this to any woman: mother, daughter, or friend.
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After reading this book for a class, I was amazed at how insightful and helpful this book is to not only someone living with HPV or HSV, but also to all of those people who they encounter and are possibly affected by it (significant others, doctors, parents, friends, etc.). Adina Nack nails every single feeling and account of women going through this painful experience, and brings it into the light of sympathy, not judgement. The stigma that goes along with this situation is wrong, hurtful and unfair. Nack's efforts to de-stigmatize this problem are impressive and encouraging and her words really have something for everyone to benefit from. The jokes need to stop. The ignorant comments need to stop. The stigma needs to stop. This book is definitely amazing and should be experienced by everyone because everyone is affected in one way or another.
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I found this book to be very good for normalizing chronic STDs for women and displaying a wide range of coping strategies and reactions to infection. As a doctoral student, I found it helpful to review the data in a much more readable way!
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This book is no doubt an open account of attitudes held socially and internally by the women who live with incurable STD's. Nack has created an outlet for frustration, fear, anxiety, and a floodgate of emotions held by these women and also serves as support to others that may seek solace from shared experiences. Not only is this book helpful to those women and men who need allies in the struggle to regain their sexuality, but also to those loved ones who may need help to understand what social stigma is, and how to support appropriately. I encourage women and men who live with these conditions to read all the material they can both research and honest accounts that Nack has brought here. This is ethnography at its best.
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By sanleongal on September 27, 2011
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This book was very informative to help learn about HPV and what other women experienced. I was treated poorly by a doctor and to learn that others experienced similar treatment was good for me. There is not much information about HPV but the more you can learn about the STD the better off you are.
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I have just finished reading Damaged Goods? and I highly recommend it. This well researched book provides a fascinating and informative read into the lives of women with chronic sexually transmitted diseases. Adina Nack, through her sophisticated analysis, gives voice to a population that largely remains silent in today's society. While herpes and HPV affect millions of Americans, they are topics that are rarely discussed. The impact of this book should not be limited to people who share the condition, as this book can also provide valuable insight for both clinicians in the field and the general public. One can only hope that exploring the concerns and challenges faced by women with these conditions will help not only others with herpes and HPV, but also assist in decreasing the stigma surrounding the conditions.
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Great book. We need more information out there to educate EVERYONE and take the stigma out of these issues! The more educated we are the better our lives will be.
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