Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women

Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women
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by A. August Burns, Ronnie Lovich, Jane Maxwell, and Katharine Shapiro

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 The use of medicines in women's health Mental health The politics of women's health Rape and other violence against women

Paperback: 596 pages