This book combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways poverty, discrimination and cultural belief systems limit women health and access to care. The book is designed to help women understand, treat and prevent many health problems. Where Women Have No Doctor has circulated throughout the world, with a major impact on world health for women. It covers many topics that apply to women’s health care—including pregnancy, birth and breastfeeding. Understanding women’s bodies, how to solve problems, and stay healthy, and politics of women’s health are all focal points.
This new version has major updates on HIV/AIDS including the use of antiretrovirals to help prevent mother-to-child transmission. Other significant updates include the treatment of sexually transmitted infections, family planning, TB and medications.
Developed with community-based groups and medical experts from more than 30 countries, this book aims to help anyone understand, treat and prevent many of the health problems that can affect women. Topics featured in the book 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; and the use of medicines in women's health.
Paperback: 583 pages
Publisher: Hesperian Foundation; 1 edition (April 1, 2010)
Product Dimensions: 1 x 7.5 x 10 inches