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作者 Kitts, Jennifer
書名 Health Gap : Beyond Pregnancy and Reproduction
出版項 Ottawa : International Development Research Centre, 1996
©1996
國際標準書號 9781552502556 (electronic bk.)
9780889367722
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (250 pages)
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Intro -- Contents -- Preface -- Introduction: An Elusive Right -- Gender inequities in health -- Gaps in gender and health research -- Beyond pregnancy and reproductive health -- Chapter 1: Gender, Health, and Development -- Gender -- Health -- Sustainable development -- Chapter 2: Crosscutting Issues -- Gender, class, and ethnicity -- Women's education and health -- Empowerment of women and health -- Nutrition -- Chapter 3: The Research Process -- Barriers to research -- A gender perspective -- Qualitative research -- Action research -- Workshop initiatives -- Chapter 4: AIDS -- Infection levels among women -- Transmission and effects of HIV and AIDS -- Treatment and prevention -- STDs and HIV transmission -- The AIDS epidemic and women -- The transmission of AIDS among women -- Interventions -- Chapter 5: The Working Environment -- The formal work force -- The informal work force -- The sexual division of labour -- Women's work and associated health risks -- Characteristics of women's work -- Chapter 6: Tropical Disease -- Gender-differentiated "life spaces -- Diseases of poverty -- The stigma of tropical disease -- Access to care -- Women's role as family health-care providers -- Chapter 7: Barriers to Quality Health Care -- Recognition of illness -- Competing demands -- Women's health is not a priority -- Lack of support -- Shame and embarrassment -- Fear of illness -- Apathy and depression -- Access to health facilities -- Restrictions on mobility -- Access to financial resources -- Sex and maturity of the health worker -- Culturally sensitive services -- Poor quality of care -- Preference for traditional practices -- Chapter 8: New and Emerging Themes -- Health of older women -- Health of adolescent girls -- Mental health -- Women and tobacco -- Effects of war on health -- Violence against women -- Chapter 9: Priorities for Future Research
General issues -- Education -- Nutrition -- AIDS -- The working environment -- Tropical diseases -- Barriers to quality health care -- Acronyms and Abbreviations -- Bibliography
Women and AIDS, tropical diseases, women and the work environment, barriers to quality health care for women, and the health of adolescents and older women are some of the issues addressed in this book. The Health Gap identifies and addresses key gaps in gender and health research, identifies new and emerging themes in women's health, and sets priorities for future action
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Kitts, Jennifer Health Gap : Beyond Pregnancy and Reproduction Ottawa : International Development Research Centre,c1996 9780889367722
主題 Women -- Health and hygiene -- Developing countries -- Congresses
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Alt Author Roberts, Janet Hatcher
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