The Politics of Women’s Health Care in the United States

Authors: Palley, M.

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In a social and political environment that has become more accepting of gender equity, women's health issues have emerged in the forefront of the social policy agenda of the United States. The organized women's movement has been successful in many of its endeavors to improve opportunities for women in society in areas such as education, business, sports and the professions. As this book shows, they also have been successful in changing the definition of women's health and placing many elements of health care needs on the nation's policy agenda. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, abortion rights emerged as a central concern for many women's rights activists, some of whom took on women's other health issues. The Politics of Women's Health Care in the United States shows how the evolution of the women's health agenda has been a reaction to the empowerment of women in the years after the emergence of the contemporary women's movement in 1966 and the subsequent 'social reconstruction' of women from dependent to advantaged population.

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Author Marian Lief Palley: Marian Lief Palley is a professor of Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware. Author Howard A. Palley: Howard Palley is Professor Emeritus of Social Policy at the School of Social Work and Distinguished Fellow at the Institute of Human Services Policy, University of Maryland, USA.

Table of contents (9 chapters)

  • Rethinking a Women’s Health Care Agenda in the United States

    Palley, Marian Lief (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • Historical and Cultural Perspectives

    Palley, Marian Lief (et al.)

    Pages 14-28

  • The Role of Politics in Influencing the Women’s Health Agenda

    Palley, Marian Lief (et al.)

    Pages 29-43

  • Women’s Reproductive Health

    Palley, Marian Lief (et al.)

    Pages 44-66

  • The Politicization of Abortion

    Palley, Marian Lief (et al.)

    Pages 67-84

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Women’s Health Care in the United States
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-00863-3
DOI
10.1057/9781137008633
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-00861-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-43571-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 154
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