Geographies of Women's Health


Isabel Dyck, Nancy Davis Lewis, and Sara McLafferty (eds.)


London and New York: Routledge

Available From: Routledge
Publication Date: 2001
ISBN: 0-415-23607-X
Binding: cloth
Pages: xv, 287


Around the globe, environmental and social transformations are reshaping women's mental and physical health experiences, their access to health care services, and their roles in care giving. This international collection explores the relationships between society, place, gender, and health, and how these play out in different parts of the world. The chapters examine the complex layering of social, economic, and political relations that frame women's health. The authors use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies to demonstrate that women's health needs to be understood "in place" if gains are to be made in improving women's health and health care. Policy implications are woven throughout as contributors explore the close connections between policy structures, access to health and health care resources, and modes of service delivery. What happens in the offices of government can clearly have a profound influence on women's ability to create and sustain healthy lives.

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