Women and Health: Global Lives in Focus, 1st Edition

  • AnnJanette Alejano-Steele
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  • ISBN-10: 1440862001
  • ISBN-13: 9781440862007
  • DDC: 613
  • 268 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2020 | Published/Released January 2020
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2020

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The health and wellbeing of the world's population matters, but many of the female half experience unequal access to information and care that increases their health risks. This global women's health volume delves into many health and social factors that combine to create a lower quality of life for women. Each chapter represents a global region, featuring three to four countries, and reviews health goals and outcomes relative to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and World Health Organization discussions on social determinants of health. Chapters are organized to invite readers to consider environmental conditions and social determinants that create gender inequities in health around the globe. Cultural forces that impact health include environmental risks; access to health care; reproductive health; infectious and noncommunicable diseases; behavioral/mental health; and intersectional identity considerations such as religion, ethnicity, and LGBTQ identity issues.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Series Foreword.
1: United States and Canada.
2: Latin America and the Caribbean.
3: Europe.
4: North Africa and the Middle East.
5: Sub-Saharan Africa.
6: Central and East Asia.
7: South and Southeast Asia.
8: Oceania.
Appendix A: Health Outcomes—World Health Organization.
Appendix B: Gender Inequality Index.
Selected Bibliography.
About the Editor and Contributors.