0942364252 New. No dust jacket as issued. Brand New! Support Radical Independent Pacific Northwest Booksellers! Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 583 p. Audience: General/trade. Where Women Have No Doctor combines self-help medical information with an understanding of the ways poverty, discrimination and cultural beliefs limit women's health and access to care. Developed with community-based groups and medical experts from more than 30 countries, Where Women Have No Doctor is an essential resource for any woman who wants to improve her health, and for health workers who want more information about the problems that affect only women, or that affect women differently from men. This 2006 printing features new and updated information on HIV/AIDS, including the use of antiretrovirals and preventing mother-to-child transmission, treatment of sexually transmitted infections, family planning, TB, care for women who have had abortions, and medicines. Topics covered include: * Ways to stay healthy * Pregnancy, birth, and breastfeeding * Health concerns of women with disabilities, girls, older women and refugees * Sexual health, HIV/AIDS and sexually transmitted infections * use of medicines in women's health * Mental health * politics of women's health * Rape and other violence against women.
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This comprehensive community-based health book for women was developed with the help of community-based groups, village health workers and women's health experts in more than 30 countries. It combines medical information with an understanding of how poverty, discrimination, and culture affect women's health and access to health care. Liberally illustrated.