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This fifth edition of this popular textbook builds on the success of the previous four editions and includes articles on the cutting edge issues, and responds to readers' comments to have an additional emphasis on consumer information for personal decision-making and activism. This edition of the book: - Includes more than 80 new articles, including a number of articles (no This fifth edition of this popular textbook builds on the success of the previous four editions and includes articles on the cutting edge issues, and responds to readers' comments to have an additional emphasis on consumer information for personal decision-making and activism. This edition of the book: - Includes more than 80 new articles, including a number of articles (not available elsewhere) written specifically for this book. - Includes a totally new chapter on the medicalization and marketing of women's health. - Provides a history of women's health movements, including the "classic" articles on most topics, and updates and inspires people to be included in today's issues and activism. - Introduces readers to the organizations and publications that consistently provide scientific accurate and personally empowering information. This edition of the book has a new emphasis on showcasing articles from the National Women's Health Network's The Women's Health Activist. - Gives readers a feel for global women's health perspective through overview articles, as well as a diversity of articles from Australian, British, and Canadian publications. - Provides a guide to each chapter, highlighting why each article was included and how the articles fit together to build the chapter's themes. - Provides worksheets to help teachers plan discussion or exam questions related to readings, and help students prepare for those discussion and exams. - Inspires consumer literacy with a completely new directory of women's health web sites and how-to articles including "How to Read a Drug Ad" and "Finding Good Health Information on the Web".


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This fifth edition of this popular textbook builds on the success of the previous four editions and includes articles on the cutting edge issues, and responds to readers' comments to have an additional emphasis on consumer information for personal decision-making and activism. This edition of the book: - Includes more than 80 new articles, including a number of articles (no This fifth edition of this popular textbook builds on the success of the previous four editions and includes articles on the cutting edge issues, and responds to readers' comments to have an additional emphasis on consumer information for personal decision-making and activism. This edition of the book: - Includes more than 80 new articles, including a number of articles (not available elsewhere) written specifically for this book. - Includes a totally new chapter on the medicalization and marketing of women's health. - Provides a history of women's health movements, including the "classic" articles on most topics, and updates and inspires people to be included in today's issues and activism. - Introduces readers to the organizations and publications that consistently provide scientific accurate and personally empowering information. This edition of the book has a new emphasis on showcasing articles from the National Women's Health Network's The Women's Health Activist. - Gives readers a feel for global women's health perspective through overview articles, as well as a diversity of articles from Australian, British, and Canadian publications. - Provides a guide to each chapter, highlighting why each article was included and how the articles fit together to build the chapter's themes. - Provides worksheets to help teachers plan discussion or exam questions related to readings, and help students prepare for those discussion and exams. - Inspires consumer literacy with a completely new directory of women's health web sites and how-to articles including "How to Read a Drug Ad" and "Finding Good Health Information on the Web".

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