Women’s Health Movements

A Global Force for Change

Authors: Turshen, Meredeth

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  • Informs, explains, analyzes, illustrates and reveals women’s health problems, the underlying determinants that structure those problems, and women’s resistance to detrimental change
  • 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
  • Examines and enlarges the focus upon the policy successes of women’s health movements as examined in the first edition
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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.

About the authors

Meredeth Turshen taught at Rutgers University for 35 years. She has written six books, Women's Health Movements: A Global Force for Change (2019, 2007), The Political Ecology of Disease in Tanzania (1984), The Politics of Public Health (1989), Privatizing Health Services in Africa (1999), and Gender and the Political Economy of Conflict in Africa (2016). Her edited books include: Women and Health in Africa (1991), Women's Lives and Public Policy (1993), What Women Do in Wartime (1998), The Aftermath: Women in Postconflict Transformation (2002), and African Women (2010).

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“Turshen updates her unique global worldview on women’s health movements, highlighting achievements in women’s rights and economic development in the Global South. She challenges us to reconsider the impacts of feminism, anti-racism, and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) efforts as we read her sobering warnings about rising resistance to women’s progress everywhere.” (Norma Swenson and Judy Norsigian, co-founders and co-authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves)

“At a time when women’s health has become increasingly politicized on a global scale, Meredeth Turshen’s book provides an invaluable tool for understanding the need for closing global inequities in health and how to do so.  Turshen is a force to be reckoned with and readers of this book can utilize all that wisdom and experience as they navigate the myriad of issues around women’s global health.” (Yana van der Meulen Rodgers, Faculty Director of the Center for Women and Work, and Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Rutgers University, Author of The Global Gag Rule and Women’s Reproductive Health: Rhetoric versus Reality)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women’s Health Movements
Book Subtitle
A Global Force for Change
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-13-9467-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-13-9467-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-13-9466-9
Softcover ISBN
978-981-13-9469-0
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXV, 281
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