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Man-Made Medicine: Women's Health, Public Policy and Reform
By Kary L. Moss (editor), Joan Bertin (contributor), Nancy Krieger (contributor) and Elizabeth Fee (contributor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Duke Univ Pr
Publication date October 1, 1996
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780822318163
ISBN-10 0822318164
Dimensions 0.75 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 1.25 lbs.
Original list price $24.95
Other format details university press
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If not for the reproductive functions of women, would there be anything called women’s health care? A review of medical literature, practice, and policy in this country would suggest that the answer is no. Offering a startling view of the current state of health care for women in the United States and laying the foundation for a new, widely defined women’s medicine, Man-Made Medicine makes an urgent statement about gender bias in the medical establishment and its pernicious effects on the well-being of women and the care they receive.
These essays by physicians, lawyers, activists, and scholars present a rare interdisciplinary approach to a complex set of issues. Gender stereotyping and bias in the collection, analysis, and reporting of scientific data and in the ways health-related news is covered by the media are examined. The exclusion of women from the health care policy-making process and the effect such exclusion has on the determination of priorities among potential areas of research are also explored. With discussions of the plight of specific populations of women whose health care needs are not being sufficiently met—for example, immigrants, prisoners, the mentally ill, or women with HIV/AIDS, disabilities, or reproductive health problems—this book considers matters of race and class within the parameters of gender as it builds a fundamental challenge to the existing health care system. A range of current reform proposals are also evaluated in terms of their potential impact on women.
Suggesting no less than a radical rethinking of women’s medicine, Man-Made Medicine gives essential direction to the discussions that will shape the future of health care in this country. It will be of great interest to a wide audience, including health care advocates, policymakers, scholars, and readers generally concerned with women’s health issues.

Contributors. Ellen Barry, Laurie Beck, Joan Bertin, Janet Calvo, Wendy Chavkin, Kay Dickersin, Abigail English, Elizabeth Fee, Carol Gill, Nancy Krieger, Joyce McConnell, Judy Norsigian, Ann Scales, Susan Stefan, Lauren Schnaper, Catherine Teare



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from Duke Univ Pr (October 1, 1996); titled "Man-Made Medicine: Women's Health, Public Policy, and Reform"
9780822318118 | details & prices | 288 pages | 6.50 × 9.75 × 1.00 in. | 1.60 lbs | List price $89.95
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Paperback
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With Joan Bertin (other contributor), Elizabeth Fee (other contributor), Nancy Krieger (other contributor) | from Duke Univ Pr (October 1, 1996)
9780822318163 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 0.75 in. | 1.25 lbs | List price $24.95
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