Taking Charge of Our Bodies: A Health Handbook for Women

By: Veena Shatrugna, Gita Ramaswamy and Srividya Natarajan

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Why do women feel that doctors rarely pay attention to what they say? Why are so many women diagnosed as being depressed? Why does the medical system trivialize problems that many women experience as debilitating: back pain, chronic urinary tract infection and menstrual disorder? Is fat a feminist issue? These are among the hundreds of questions that surfaced as a group of women—medical professionals as well as laypersons—worked together on this handbook. Taking Charge of Our Bodies draws on women's experiences to evaluate scientific information. It explores our feelings about menstruation, abortion, contraception and notes the way in which women are affected by AIDS, tuberculosis, cancer, mental distress, blood pressure and osteoporosis. It discusses problems affecting sexual relationships, confusions about same-sex love and singles. Printed Pages: 468.

Title: Taking Charge of Our Bodies: A Health Handbook for Women

Author Name: Veena Shatrugna, Gita Ramaswamy and Srividya Natarajan

Categories: Health & Fitness,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2004

ISBN: 0143032046

ISBN 13: 9780143032045

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Size: 13 Cms x 20 Cms

Seller ID: 002820

Keywords: Body India Women