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In Her Own Right: The Institute Of Medicine's Guide To Women's Health Issues

by Beryl Lieff Benderly

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Traditionally, physiology, gender, and social roles have placed women in a male medical establishment that focuses on their reproductive function and excludes them from participation in research. Women's health is finally getting attention as both a policy and a clinical issue, but conflicting data from new studies make it difficult to know what is best. The Institute of Medicine, part of the National Academy of Sciences, has prepared this volume to explain the physiological and social issues affecting women's health, current research, and policies in need of change. Unlike other women's health books, such as Bernadine Healy's A New Prescription for Women's Health (LJ 7/95), this one stresses the theoretical rather than the clinical. It calls for greater emphasis on inexpensive preventive measures and the further inclusion of women in all aspects of healthcare. A unique, interesting approach; highly recommended for all collections.?Barbara M. Bibel, Oakland P.L., Cal.
Copyright 1997 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Midwest Book Review
Women need help in sorting through the flood of reports on scientific studies, new treatments, and just plain myths. Beryl Benderly and The Institute of Medicine has responded with In Her Own Right, an articulate and informative guide to women's health issues. In Her Own Right synthesizes 25 years of expertise into a readable overview of women's health. Among the health and medical issues addressed are why women live long than men, why women suffer more vertebral fractures than men, what we know about the health differences between men and women, and the medical mysteries that remain to be solved. In Her Own Right examines women's health across the life span, translating the finest scholarship on topics of women's health into terms that will help any woman ask the right questions and make the right choices. Highly recommended.

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Consumer health guide to understanding the current state of women's health. Discusses perceived and real health threats and the conflicting reports of discoveries and study findings. DNLM: Women's Health--United States.



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