alexa Digital Womens Magazines As A Source Of Information On Polycystic Ovary Syndrome And Hirsutism
ISSN: 2161-1017

Endocrinology & Metabolic Syndrome
Open Access

Like us on:
OMICS International organises 3000+ Global Conferenceseries Events every year across USA, Europe & Asia with support from 1000 more scientific Societies and Publishes 700+ Open Access Journals which contains over 50000 eminent personalities, reputed scientists as editorial board members.

Open Access Journals gaining more Readers and Citations

700 Journals and 15,000,000 Readers Each Journal is getting 25,000+ Readers

This Readership is 10 times more when compared to other Subscription Journals (Source: Google Analytics)

Share This Page

Additional Info

Loading Please wait..

2nd World Congress on Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
October 05-07, 2016 Orlando, Florida, USA

Ninive Sanchez
University of Missouri, Columbia, USA
ScientificTracks Abstracts: Endocrinol Metab Syndr
DOI: 10.4172/2161-1017.C1.014
According to the 2012 National Institutes of Health Evidence-based Methodology Workshop on polycystic ovary syndrome, there is a need to improve public awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). In the United States, people increasingly look to the Internet to find out what medical condition they or someone else might have. Women’s digital magazines are a type of “edutainment” that publish health content in addition to beauty, fashion, and entertainment content. These media have the potential to expose primarily women readers to information on PCOS. This presentation will present content on PCOS-related hirsutism published in women’s digital magazines such as Cosmopolitan en Español, O, The Oprah Magazine, Prevention, Women’s Health, Health and Redbook. This includes descriptions of hirsutism, information on PCOS symptoms and consequences (e.g., infertility), and advice to consult health care providers. Examples of how women’s magazines appeal to readers’ concerns with hair growth and then provide readers with hair removal strategies and product advertisements to achieve smooth faces and bodies will also be presented. The limited content on racial/ethnic differences in hirsutism and information on campaigns to raise awareness of PCOS and support women with PCOS will be noted. Implications of the potential effects that content in women’s digital magazines can have on readers’ perceptions of PCOS-related hirsutism and the effect that women’s hair removal techniques can have on health care providers’ assessment of hirsutism will be discussed.

Ninive Sanchez is an Assistant Professor of Social Work at the University of Missouri-Columbia, College of Human Environmental Sciences. She earned her PhD in Social Work and Psychology from the University of Michigan. Her research interests are in the areas of health disparities, sociodeterminants of health and chronic disease among low socioeconomic status and racial/ethnic minority groups.

Email: [email protected]

image PDF   |   image HTML

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version