Women's Health Movements: A Global Force for Change, 2nd Edition

  • Meredeth Turshen
  • Published By: Palgrave MacMillan
  • ISBN-10: 9811394679
  • ISBN-13: 9789811394676
  • DDC: 362.1082
  • 281 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released February 2021
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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This book follows the implications of the changing landscape for women's health and health care and their sexual and reproductive rights. In the latest national and international health policy developments, we are witnessing the effects of a series of concerted conservative attacks on women. Facing this onslaught, women's health movements are using the new technologies of the Internet and social media and finding other novel ways to advance their rights and protest against attempts to roll back the gains they made in the last four decades. Detailed country case studies and discussions of topics ranging from violence against women, disability, and birth control, as well as abundant examples of women's activism from all over the world make this account of women's health movements a lively, informative, and compelling read. Informs, explains, analyzes, illustrates, and reveals women's health problems, the underlying determinants that structure those problems, and women's resistance to detrimental change. The book offers detailed country case studies and abundant examples of women's activism; satisfies the need for a cogently argued text on developments in women's health and women's health movements two decades after the startling advances achieved at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China. Written in a lively and engaging style, with up-to-date information on a broad range of women's health issues that extends far beyond reproductive rights, and a global context that puts health issues in the scope of current economic and political policies, it examines and enlarges the focus upon the policy successes of women's health movements as examined in the first edition.