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gender and women’s health – annotated bibliography

Published in 1997

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Feminist theory and research on the sociology of human reproduction have historically been 1 bound together as each has developed. Yet recently, sociologists of reproduction and women’s health have lost sight of core debates in feminist theory. They still tend to work with the assumption that feminism is an internally coherent body of thought, despite […]

arrow for change – women’s rights to health

Published in 1997

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The most serious obstacles to women’s health and their health rights are cultural, religious and social biases against women. These lead to barriers in accessing quality health information, education and services and inadequate allocation of governmental and donor resources. Lack of medical knowledge, for example, cannot be used to explain why women in developing countries […]

arrow for change – women at greater risk of HIV infection

Published in 1997

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One of the persistent beliefs about the HIV/AIDS pandemic is that it is mostly men who get infected. The reality, particularly in developing countries, is that women are not only getting infected at a faster rate than men but are also suffering more from the adverse impact of AIDS. As of mid-1996 the Joint United […]

changing our perspectives, policies and programmes on women’s health in asia and the pacific

Published in 1996

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This bibliography is a selection of abstracts of key materials from ARROW’S Documentation Centre related to the themes of the resource kiT. The materials thus focus on change in conceptual frameworks, perspectives, policies and programmes towards more appropriate and responsive policies and programmes to meet women’s health needs. Practicality was a main selection criteria, thus […]

arrow for change – monitoring concrete changes after ICPD

Published in 1996

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There is still a long way to go before the recommendations of the (ICPD) in Cairo 1994 are known, understood and acted upon primarily by government, international agencies and donor organizations in Asian and the Pacific. This was one of the main conclusions of a regional research project on Changes in Population Policies and Programmes […]

arrow for change – sexuality: gender and sexual practice

Published in 1996

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Discussions about women’s sexuality, unlike in Western feminist discourses in the seventies, are now likely to be contextualised in duscussions about sexual health, sexual practices, risk-taking and disease prevention. This makes sense in the light of the global pandemic in which five million women have become infected by HIV, most commonly during unprotected heterosexual intercourse. […]

arrow for change – men’s roles and responsibilities in reproduction

Published in 1996

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Since at least the early 1980s, family planning organisations in Asia and the Pacific and globally, have been trying to increase ‘male participation’ or more awareness on men’s roles and responsibilities in reproduction in family planning programmes. Increase in the use of male-related contraceptive methods, which is the main conventional indicator of successful participation, has […]

arrow for change – violence against women: a silent pandemic

Published in 1995

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I became a doctor long before I became involved with women’s groups. I had an excellent medical education, but formal education never taught me to handle cases of raped women and to look for signs of violence and abuse against women and children in the emergency rooms of our training hospital. It was only when […]

arrow for change – beyond beijing and cairo: improving women’s health

Published in 1995

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It surprises many people to learn that women’s health was the most controversial section debated in the Platform for Action of the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing in September 1995. Good health has traditionally been viewed as a basic human need and the responsibility of government to ensure adequate services and infrastructure. What […]

arrow for change – challenges after cairo

Published in 1995

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Cairo was different. We now have a very progressive Programme of Action endorsed by countries of Asia and the Pacific, which recognises that eliminating gender inequality is the key to improving health, reducing poverty and empowering women and is the main factor influencing fertility and population growth. At the core of the development of this […]