|Where Women Have No Doctor - A Health Guide for Women (Hesperian Foundation, 1997, 600 p.)|
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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.
· 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