210 Pages
    by Routledge

    216 Pages
    by Routledge

    Women's Health Matters, like its sister volume Women's Health Counts, is an invaluable practical guide to doing feminist research on women's health. Written by experienced researchers and practitioners, these lively accounts of research work range from getting the research idea, through obtaining the funding and doing the research, to the practical problems faced, and eventual publication. The book provides an ideal antidote to textbooks and manuals, giving the reader a taste of the problems and pleasures of doing real research.

    Introduction, Helen Roberts; Chapter 1 Getting at the oyster, Ann Oakley; Chapter 2 Black women’s health matters, Jenny Douglas; Chapter 3 Food for thought, Margaret Thorogood, Angela Coulter; Chapter 4 Birth and violence against women, Sheila Kitzinger; Chapter 5 With women, Mary J. Renfrew, Rona McCandlish; Chapter 6 ‘My health is all right, but I’m just tired all the time’, Jennie Popay; Chapter 7 ‘Isn’t she coping well?’, Frances Price; Chapter 8 Working in the dark, Marina Barnard; Chapter 9 Research and audit, Edith M. Hillan; Chapter 10 Answering back, Helen Roberts;


    Helen Roberts is a medical sociologist working at the Public Health Research Unit at the University of Glasgow. She is best known for her work on women’s and children’s health, and her most recent publications are Women’s Health Counts (editor) and Miscarriage (with Ann Oakley and Ann McPherson).

    `Helen Roberts edited collection reminds us again of the importance of what has happened around women's health issues, and the wealth of research and knowledge that exists. The articles span a range of important themes, such as Jenny Douglas's contribution on the health of black women and the need to continue to critically assess the limitations of research approaches in order to understand the complex interplay of class, race and gender.' - Medical Sociology News

    `Helen Roberts has succeeded in producing an immensely valuable book... the consistency of the women-orientated and research-based approach to care is admirable. This book is not only essential reading for all concerned with the care of women, but also a valuable textbook for those involved in research as either researchers or as consumers.` - Nurse Education Today