|Where Women Have No Doctor - A Health Guide for Women (Hesperian Foundation, 1997, 600 p.)|
Finding information in the book
To find a topic you want to know about, you can use the list of Contents.
The Contents, at the front of the book, lists the chapters in the order in which they appear. There is also a list of contents at the beginning of every chapter.
To find information about the medicines used in this book, look in the Green Pages toward the back of the book.
If you do not understand the meanings of some of the words used in this book, you may find them in the List of Difficult Words. The first time these words appear in a chapter, they are printed in slanted letters, like this. You can also look up the word in the index to see if it is explained in another part of the book.
Many chapters end with a section called Working for Change. These sections give suggestions for working to improve womens health in your community.
Finding information on a page
To find information on a page, first look over the whole page. You will see that the page is divided into 2 parts: a large, main column and a small column on the outside of the page. The main column gives most of the information about a topic. The small column has additional information that can help you better understand the topic.
Whenever you see a picture of a book in the small column, this means more information about a topic can be found in another part of the book. The words under the book say what the topic is. The page number on the book says where that topic can be found. If there are several topics, the book is shown once and the topics and their page numbers are listed below.
What the different things on a page mean:
Most pages have several headings. The headings in the small column give the general topic that is being discussed on that page. The headings in the main column give more specific topics.
Some pages also contain medicine boxes, which look like this:
These boxes tell you the amount of medicine to give, how often to give it, and for how long. Sometimes we recommend medicines without putting them in a box. In either case, look up each medicine in the Green Pages before using it.