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SW 351 Biological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood
Transcript of SW 351 Biological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood
Biological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood
The cessation of menses - decrease in estrogen, ovulation ends
Reassessment - "a time when a man reevaluates his marriage and his family life"
What do we associate with a midlife crisis?
Guam Hope Project
SW 660 T. Diaz
Median age 51 years, range 36 to 50s
When does menopause end?
What is the controversy about hormone
How does one adjust to menopause?
Marked by a combination of biological and psychological factors
Do we view it differently for men and women? Why or why not?
What are the implications for social work?
GUAM HIV/AIDS Case Surveillance Report 2013
Women and HIV/AIDS in the U.S.
Next Week: March 6 & 8
Oklahoma's Sigma Alpha Epsilon
For our purposes, we'll consider ages 18 to 30
Young adults are in their prime. It is the healthiest time in their lives.
Maximum muscles strength between ages 25 - 30.
Eyesight and hearing is sharpest at age 20.
Women report more illness than men, but this may be because they seek healthcare more or due to issues connected to reproductive system.
Young adult health concerns
acute respiratory issues
chronic health: spinal, hearing, arthritis, and hypertension
socioeconomic status is a determinant of health
sexually transmitted infections
March 6: Chamoru Heritage Day
March 8: Read Ch. 11
Psychological Aspects of Young and Middle Adulthood