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close this bookWhere Women Have No Doctor - A Health Guide for Women (Hesperian Foundation, 1997, 600 p.)
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Open this folder and view contentsChapter 1: Women’s Health Is a Community Issue
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 2: Solving Health Problems
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 3: The Medical System
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 4: Understanding Our Bodies
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 5: Health Concerns of Girls
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 6: Pregnancy and Childbirth
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 7: Breastfeeding
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 8: Growing Older
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 9: Women with Disabilities
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 10: Staying Healthy
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 11: Eating for Good Health
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 12: Sexual Health
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 13: Family Planning
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 14: Infertility (When You Are Not Able to Have a Baby)
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 15: Abortion and Complications from Abortion
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 16: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Other Infections of the Genitals
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 17: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 18: Violence Against Women
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 19: Rape and Sexual Assault
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 20: Sex Workers
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 21: Pain in the Lower Abdomen
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 22: Abnormal Bleeding from the Vagina
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 23: Problems of the Urine System
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 24: Cancer and Growths
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 25: Tuberculosis
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 26: Work
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 27: Mental Health
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 28: Alcohol and Other Drugs
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 29: Refugees and Displaced Women
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 30: Female Circumcision
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 31: Use of Medicines in Women’s Health
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View the documentVocabulary: List of difficult words
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Weight (how heavy something is)

16 ounces (oz) = 1 pound (lb)
1 pound = 454 grams (g)
1 000 grams = 1 kilogram (kilo, kg)
1 kilo = 2 1/5 pounds
1 ounce = 28 grams
1 gram = 000 milligrams (mg)
1 grain (gr) = 65 mg


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Here is an example of how a girl's and woman's body can change over the years:


19.8 lbs = 9 kilos


44 lbs = 20 kilos


77 lbs = 35 kilos


132 lbs = 60 kilos

Volume (how much space or bulk something has; for measuring liquids)

1 000 milliliters (ml) = liter
1 milliliter = 1 cubic centimeter (cc)
3 teaspoons (tsp) = 1 Tablespoon (Tbs)
1 teaspoon = 5 milliliters
1 Tablespoon = 15 milliliters
30 milliliters = about 1 ounce (of water)
8 ounces = 1 cup
32 ounces = 1 quart (qt)
1 quart = 0.95 liters (l)
1 liter = 1.06 quarts


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WHERE WOMEN HAVE NO DOCTOR

A health guide for women

All over the world women rise to their daily work, care for their families and participate in community life. Too often, women must face these challenges while struggling against illness - lacking even basic information about their health.

Where Women Have No Doctor combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways in which poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs limit women's health and access to care. Developed with community-based groups and medical experts from more than thirty countries, this book can help anyone understand, treat and prevent many of the health problems that affect women.

Clearly written with over 1000 drawings, Where Women Have No Doctor is an essential resource for any woman who wants to improve her health. It is also invaluable for health workers who want more information about the problems that affect only women, or that affect women differently from men. It helps women identify the obstacles to good health in their communities and shares ideas on how to overcome them.

Topics include:

· how to solve health problems
· ways to stay healthy
· understanding the reproductive parts of women's bodies
· sexual health
· HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases
· pregnancy, birth and breast feeding
· mental health
· health concerns of women with disabilities, girls, older women and refugees
· the politics of women's health
· rape and other violence against women
· the use of medicines in women's health