Special Issue "Reproductive Health and Work"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Global Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2021).
Interests: reproductive health and the work context; occupational health and wellbeing; employee psychological resilience; mixed methodology; workplace interventions; occupational/organisational psychology
Interests: older women’s mental health and wellbeing; menopause and work; working age dementia; development and wellbeing of health professionals who care for people with dementia
There is increasing interest in the topic of reproductive health and work. Reproductive health includes a variety of topics such as pregnancy, fertility, sexually transmitted diseases, endometriosis, premenstrual syndrome, the menopause and andropause. Both men and women have unique experiences, and some of their symptoms may cause difficulties at work. These may also affect others who work alongside or manage people with difficulties related to reproductive health. Management, both at an individual and organisational level, can be an important step forward. Difficulties associated with reproductive health may otherwise impact various aspects of working life: productivity, sickness absence, presenteeism, or in the longer term, careers and contributions to the economic outputs of society.
There is a growing body of evidence highlighting these experiences and their consequences, and there is recognition of the need both to raise awareness of reproductive health at work and to support employees with difficulties. However, this topic has often been regarded as ‘taboo’, and employees can suffer in silence. This means that they do not ask for or receive the support they need from their employers. More research is being done in this field, and this Special Issue calls for papers that address any aspect of reproductive health in the context of working life.
Articles may be on empirical research, or they may be literature reviews or conceptual papers. They may emerge from many disciplines and concern clinical issues, attitudes, behaviour, as well as management and policy-level considerations. The Special Issue is particularly interested in including papers concerning populations that have traditionally been underreported in research studies (for example, but not confined to, BAME populations and people with disabilities). We wish to see papers that draw practical implications for workplaces, practitioners and policy makers, as well as highlight directions for future research.
Dr. Claire Hardy
Prof. Amanda Griffiths
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- reproductive health
- occupational health
- organisational policy