Exploring the Dirty Side of Womens Health Mavis Kirkham

ISBN: 9780203967348

Published: December 5th 2006

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308 pages


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Exploring the Dirty Side of Womens Health  by  Mavis Kirkham

Exploring the Dirty Side of Womens Health by Mavis Kirkham
December 5th 2006 | ebook | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 308 pages | ISBN: 9780203967348 | 7.33 Mb

Researchers from seven countries bring together key issues in womens health, social anthropology and midwifery, thus creating a wider picture than is usually available to students. Pollution is used as a concept to highlight and help to explainMoreResearchers from seven countries bring together key issues in womens health, social anthropology and midwifery, thus creating a wider picture than is usually available to students. Pollution is used as a concept to highlight and help to explain phenomena in womens health which are usually unexamined, but which can be highly disruptive of service provision and personal well being.

Such phenomena often concern relationships between key actors, self-image and professional and personal status.Particular issues will be addressed in depth by well known authors from several countries. For example: the chapters on breast feeding examine issues which form major obstacles to increasing the uptake of breasted but which are not being considered by policy makers. This analysis enables voices to be heard which are important but often ignored. The section on the dai, for instance, addresses birth in India and Pakistan from the viewpoint of those who deliver most babies in those countries, exploring the knowledge and needs which they share with their clients which do not completely fit with efforts to increase modern service provision.This book addresses things out of place- from bodily leakage to outdated religious practices, from diagnoses that disrupt our self-image to beliefs and practices which undermine health service provision.

As such its aim is to use the contradictions in our thinking around pollution and power to stimulate rethinking around womens health.



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