The Health Of Women: A Global Perspective by Marge KoblinskyThe Health Of Women: A Global Perspective by Marge Koblinsky

The Health Of Women: A Global Perspective

byMarge Koblinsky, Judith Timyan, Jill Gay

Paperback | December 15, 1992

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This book provides a state-of-the-art, comprehensive review of the many factors that affect women's health, ranging from low socioeconomic status and the impact of the debt crisis to more direct medical determinants, such as poor nutrition, hemorrhage, eclampsia, and infection. At stake are the unnecessary and preventable deaths of women and girls around the globe.The contributors assess the reduced quality of life for women and the often unacknowledged contributions of women and girls as the backbone of production in both developing and developed countries. Synthesizing perspectives of policymakers and practitioners, researchers and scholars, The Health of Women urges major new initiatives to understand and improve women's health, taking into account biological elements such as the life cycle of women as well as cultural constraints and socioeconomic realities.
Marge Koblinsky, an international public health specialist, is presently director of the MotherCare Project with John Snow, Inc. Judith Timyan is director of health programs at Population Services International. Jill Gay, currently a consultant with Bass & Howes, Washington, D.C., consulted with the National Council for International H...
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Title:The Health Of Women: A Global PerspectiveFormat:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:December 15, 1992Publisher:Taylor and Francis

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ISBN - 10:0813316081

ISBN - 13:9780813316086

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This book is the product of the 1991 National Council for International Health's Conference on 'Women's Health: The Action Agenda.' The conference was launched on a note of both rage and hope--rage at the inequities and neglect of the past and signs of hope for the growing recognition of the need for improvements in women's health and the prospects for change.