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The art and science dealing with the protection and improvement of community health, prolonging life and promoting health through organized efforts, as opposed to the medical science of preventing disease, or the study of disease in an individual body.
"Women and children account for four of every five refugees in the world and their well-being is recognized as the key ingredient to promoting health, building stable, confident, self-reliant communities, and eradicating global poverty."
"This report provides an overview of the health of women in the European Community (EC), highlighting both differences and similarities within and between the Member States. It examines the main causes of mortality and morbidity at different phases of women's lives as well as a number of individual and social determinants which influence women's health within the context of evolving demographic and social trends."
"We partner with African and Asian midwife associations, university teaching hospitals, medical specialists and health authorities in order to implement innovative solutions which address the most immediate problems women face when trying to access healthcare services."
Provides a comprehensive understanding of the issue of female genital mutilation/cutting-scope, challenges, opportunities, best practices, and how communities, development agencies, and national governments can work together to eliminate the practices on the ground.
Women's Health Movements: a global force for change by Meredeth Turshen
Call Number: SCIENCE RA564.85 .T87 2007
Publication Date: 2007
An introduction to the women's health movements and what is being accomplished by women organizing to achieve better health care around the world.
The intrauterine device (IUD) is used by 150 million women around the world. It is the second most prevalent method of female fertility control in the global South and the third most prevalent in the global North. Over its five decades of use, the IUD has been viewed both as a means for women's reproductive autonomy and as coercive tool of state-imposed population control, as a convenient form of birth control on a par with the pill and as a threat to women's health. The author investigates the development, marketing, and use of the IUD since the 1960s; a biography of a technological object through a feminist science studies lens. Examining fifty years of IUD development and use, the author finds a microcosm of the global political economy of women's bodies, health, and sexuality in the history of this contraceptive device.