Author:Veena Shatrugna, Gita Ramaswamy and Srividya Natarajan

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Taking Charge of Our Bodies: A Health Handbook for Women

By: Veena Shatrugna, Gita Ramaswamy and Srividya Natarajan

Price: $29.99

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Penguin: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002820

ISBN: 0143032046

Condition: New


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 menstruatio... View more info