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The Health Of Women

A Global Perspective, 1st Edition

By Marge Koblinsky, Judith Timyan, Jill Gay

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This book provides a state-of-the-art, comprehensive review of the many factors that affect women's health, ranging from low socioeconomic status and the impact of the debt crisis to more direct medical determinants, such as poor nutrition, hemorrhage, eclampsia, and infection. At stake are the unnecessary and preventable deaths of women and girls

Table of Contents

Women's health - the price of poverty, Jodi L. Jacobson; mother and more - a broader perspective on women's health, Marjorie A. Koblinsky et al; women's nutrition through the life cycle - social and biological vulnerabilities, Kathleen M. Merchant and Kathleen M. Kurz; infection - social and medical realities, Jeanne McDermott et al; contraception and family planning - an essential component of women's health services, Andrea Eschen and Maxine Whittaker; abortion, Francine Coeytaux et al; women's mortality - a legacy of neglect, Lynne P. Freedman and Deborah Maine; violence against women - the missing agenda, Lori Heise; women's mental health - a global perspective, Freda L. Patiel; quality of care - the forgotten dimension, Barbara S. Mensch; access to care - more than a problem of distance, Judith Timyan et al; health women's way - learning to listen, Susan Brems and Marcia Griffiths.

About the Authors

Marge Koblinsky, an international public health specialist, is presently director of the MotherCare Project with John Snow, Inc. Judith Timyan is director of health programs at Population Services International. Jill Gay, currently a consultant with Bass & Howes, Washington, D.C., consulted with the National Council for International Health on the 1991 conference. Marge Koblinsky, an international public health specialist, is presently director of the MotherCare Project with John Snow, Inc. Judith Timyan is director of health programs at Population Services International. Jill Gay, currently a consultant with Bass & Howes, Washington, D.C., consulted with the National Council for International Health on the 1991 conference. Marge Koblinsky, an international public health specialist, is presently director of the MotherCare Project with John Snow, Inc. Judith Timyan is director of health programs at Population Services International. Jill Gay, currently a consultant with Bass & Howes, Washington, D.C., consulted with the National Council for International Health on the 1991 conference. Marge Koblinsky, an international public health specialist, is presently director of the MotherCare Project with John Snow, Inc. Judith Timyan is director of health programs at Population Services International. Jill Gay, currently a consultant with Bass & Howes, Washington, D.C., consulted with the National Council for International Health on the 1991 conference. Marge Koblinsky, an international public health specialist, is presently director of the MotherCare Project with John Snow, Inc. Judith Timyan is director of health programs at Population Services International. Jill Gay, currently a consultant with Bass & Howes, Washington, D.C., consulted with the National Council for International Health on the 1991 conference.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies