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Man-made medicine : women's health, public policy, and reform

Author: Kary L Moss
Publisher: Durham : Duke University Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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If not for the reproductive function of women, would there be anything called women's health care? A review of medical literature, practice, and policy in this country would suggest that the answer is no. Offering a startling view of the current state of health care for women in the United States and laying the foundation for a new, widely defined women's medicine, Man-Made Medicine makes an urgent statement about  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kary L Moss
ISBN: 0822318113 9780822318118 0822318164 9780822318163
OCLC Number: 34878753
Description: 288 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Man-made medicine and women's health : the biopolitics of sex/gender and race/ethnicity / Nancy Krieger and Elizabeth Fee --
Of headlines and hypotheses : the role of gender in popular press coverage of women's health and biology / Joan E. Bertin and Laurie R. Beck --
Reinventing medical research / Kay Dickersin and Lauren Schnaper --
The women's health movement in the United States / Judy Norsigian --
For women's health : uncoupling health care reform from tort reform / Joyce E. McConnell --
Women, girls, and the HIV epidemic / Catherine Teare and Abigail English --
Health care access for immigrant women / Janet M. Calvo --
Cultivating common ground : women with disabilities / Carol J. Gill --
Reforming the provisions of mental health treatment / Susan Stefan --
Abortion, law, and public health / Ann Scales with Wendy Chavkin --
Women prisoners and health care : locked up and locked out / Ellen M. Barry.
Responsibility: Kary L. Moss, editor.

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Makes a statement about gender bias in the medical establishment and its pernicious effects on the well-being of women and the care they receive. This title examines gender stereotyping and bias in  Read more...

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"This unique anthology fills a void in the literature of public health policy. It provides a prism for understanding how women's well being is affected by hidden assumptions about color, class, and Read more...

 
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