African Women's Health

by Meredeth Turshen

African Women's Health

  • ISBN-13: 9780865438125
  • Author(s): Meredeth Turshen
  • Editor(s): Meredeth Turshen
  • Subject: Family & health
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 11-10-2000
  • Format: p/b

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This critical collection engages many of the health problems of greatest concern to most African women today: death during pregnancy and the need for assistance in childbirth; the spread of the AIDS epidemic; mental illness and domestic violence, which appears to be increasing along with civil unrest and war; the persistence of harmful practices such as female genital mutilation; and the impact of structural adjustment programmes on health and access to health care.
About the book

This critical collection engages many of the health problems of greatest concern to most African women today: death during pregnancy and the need for assistance in childbirth; the spread of the AIDS epidemic; mental illness and domestic violence, which appears to be increasing along with civil unrest and war; the persistence of harmful practices such as female genital mutilation; and the impact of structural adjustment programmes on health and access to health care.