Reframing Women's Health: Multidisciplinary Research and Practice

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Alice Dan
SAGE Publications, Jun 7, 1994 - Medical - 432 pages
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Taking a multidisciplinary approach, this book presents an insightful exploration of the theoretical and practical advances in women's health care. The opening part examines the various shapes that a new framework in women's health might take. Such issues as using the male experience as the norm, reducing women to merely reproductive entities, and promoting the notion of biological primacy are addressed. In the second part, contributors carry the argument for reframing women's health into the sociopolitical arena, looking at women in the Third World and at integrating women's health into health care reform. Part Three examines significant issues dealing with reproduction and sexuality, while Part Four focuses on the impact of violence and
 

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Contents

From Critique to Assertion
3
Chapter 2 Why a Curriculum on Womens Health?
13
The Role of Medical Specialization
27
A Canadian Perspective
40
New Educational Paradigms
50
Tools for an Egalitarian WomanCentered Approach to Womens Health
56
Implications for Womens Health
67
New Models of Care and a New Academic Discipline
79
Chapter 18 The Negative Impact of Crime Victimization on Womens Health and Medical Use ...
189
Challenges to Medical Practice
201
An Exploratory Study
219
The Global Epidemic
233
Part V Research in Womens Health
251
The Difference It makes
253
Chapter 23 Real and Perceived Legal Barriers to the Inclusion of Women in Clinical Trials ...
266
The Politics of Research and Intervention
277

Part II Social and Political Issues
91
An International Perspective
93
The Case for Focus Groups
102
A Progressive Feminist Agenda
111
The Inherent Risk in Health Policy Fostering Community Participation ...
118
Chapter 13 My Mexican Friend Marta Who Lost Her Womb on This Side of the Border
129
Part III Reproductive Health and Sexuality
139
Challenges Now and for the Next Century
141
Not a Matter of Health
151
Chapter 16 Problems and Prospects of Contemporary Abortion Provision
163
Chapter 17 Women and HIV
175
Part IV Violence Abuse and Womens Health
187
Chapter 25 Toward a Feminist Methodology in Research on Battered Women
290
Part VI Practice Issues
299
Chapter 26 Is Care a Remedy? The Case of Nurse Practitioners
301
Does Thin Equal Healthy?
330
An Overview
339
Barriers and Portals
357
Chapter 30 Factors Related to Secondary Prevention Behaviors for Breast Cancer
367
Chapter 31 Tension and Paradox in Framing Interstitial Cystitis
377
An Invitation
386
Index
393
About the Contributors
403
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