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The Resource Everything below the waist : why health care needs a feminist revolution, Jennifer Block

Everything below the waist : why health care needs a feminist revolution, Jennifer Block

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Everything below the waist : why health care needs a feminist revolution
Title
Everything below the waist
Title remainder
why health care needs a feminist revolution
Statement of responsibility
Jennifer Block
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"American women visit more doctors, have more surgery, and fill more prescriptions than men. In Everything Below the Waist, Jennifer Block asks: Why is the life expectancy of women today declining relative to women in other high-income countries, and even relative to the generation before them? Block examines several staples of modern women's health care, from fertility technology to contraception to pelvic surgery to miscarriage treatment, and finds that while overdiagnosis and overtreatment persist in medicine writ large, they are particularly acute for women. One third of mothers give birth by major surgery; roughly half of women lose their uterus to hysterectomy. Feminism turned the world upside down, yet to a large extent the doctors' office has remained stuck in time. Block returns to the 1970s women's health movement to understand how in today's supposed age of empowerment, women's bodies are still so vulnerable to medical control--particularly their sex organs, and as result, their sex lives. In this urgent book, Block tells the stories of patients, clinicians, and reformers, uncovering history and science that could revolutionize the standard of care, and change the way women think about their health. Everything Below the Waist challenges all people to take back control of their bodies."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Block, Jennifer
Dewey number
613/.04244
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women's health services
  • Women
  • Women
  • Women's health services
  • United States
  • MEDICAL / Public Health
Label
Everything below the waist : why health care needs a feminist revolution, Jennifer Block
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1048944643
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9781250110053
Lccn
2019007959
System control number
(OCoLC)1048944643
Label
Everything below the waist : why health care needs a feminist revolution, Jennifer Block
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
on1048944643
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9781250110053
Lccn
2019007959
System control number
(OCoLC)1048944643

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