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Open this folder and view contentsChapter 1: Women’s Health Is a Community Issue
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Open this folder and view contentsChapter 16: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Other Infections of the Genitals
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Open this folder and view contentsChapter 18: Violence Against Women
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Open this folder and view contentsChapter 20: Sex Workers
Open this folder and view contentsChapter 21: Pain in the Lower Abdomen
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Open this folder and view contentsChapter 29: Refugees and Displaced Women
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Open this folder and view contentsChapter 31: Use of Medicines in Women’s Health
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Where Women Have No Doctor - A Health Guide for Women

A. August Burns
Ronnie Lovich
Jane Maxwell
Katharine Shapiro

Editor: Sandy Niemann
Assistant editor: Elena Metcalf

The Hesperian Foundation and the contributors to Where Women Have No Doctor do not assume liability for the use of information contained in this book. This book should not replace properly supervised, hands-on training. If you are not sure what to do in an emergency situation, you should try to get advice and help from people with more experience or from local medical and health authorities.

This health guide can be improved with your help. We would like to hear about your experiences, traditions and practices. If you are a midwife, traditional birth attendant, village health worker, doctor, nurse, mother, or anyone with suggestions for ways to make this book better meet the needs of your community, please write to us. Thank you for your help.

The Hesperian Foundation encourages others to copy, reproduce or adapt to meet local needs any or all parts of this book, including the illustrations, provided that the parts reproduced are distributed free or at cost - not for profit.

Any organization or person who wishes to copy, reproduce or adapt any or all parts of this book for commercial purposes must obtain permission from the Hesperian Foundation.

Before beginning any translation or adaptation of this book or its contents, please contact the Hesperian Foundation for suggestions about adapting the information in the book, updates on the information provided, and to avoid the duplication of efforts. Please send the Hesperian Foundation a copy of any materials in which text or illustrations from this book have been used.

© Copyright text The Hesperian Foundation 1997
© Copyright illustrations The Hesperian Foundation 1997

First edition 1997
Published by The Hesperian Foundation,
1919 Addison Street, Suite 304,
Berkeley, California 94704, USA

This edition 1997
Published by MACMILLAN EDUCATION LTFD
Companies and representatives throughout the world

ISBN 0-333-64933-8

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This book is printed on paper suitable for recycling and made from fully managed and sustained forest sources.

Printed in Malaysia

A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library.

Credits:

Project coordinator: Jane Maxwell

Art coordination: Deborah Wolf and August Burns

Design and production: Elena Metcalf and Jane Maxwell

Book format: Laughing Bear Associates, Montpelier, Vermont

Cover design: Sara Boore

Cover scans and layout: Paul Marcus and Shareen Harris

Field testing coordination: Katharine Shapiro, Deborah Wolf, August Burns, and Elsa Aegerter

Additional writing: Susan McCallister, Elena Metcalf, Sandy Niemann and Sarah Shannon

Medical editor: Melissa Smith

Additional research: Ronnie Lovich

Additional medicines research: Todd Jailer and Brian Linde

Copy editor: John Kadyk

Proof readers: Marc Polonsky, Lorraine Mann, and Rose Hauer

Index: Ty Koontz

Production manager: Susan McCallister

Illustrations

The artists deserve special mention. The skill and sensitivity with which they have so gracefully illustrated this book gives it a quality that we hope will allow women all over the world to feel connected with each other. The artists are:

Namrata Bali (India)
Silvia Barandier (Brazil)
Jennifer Barrios (USA)
Sara Boore (USA)
Mariah Boyd-Boffa (USA)
Heidi Broner (USA)
May Florence Cadiente (Philippines)
Barbara Carter (USA)
Yuni Cho (Korea)
Elizabeth Cox (Papua New Guinea)
Christine Eber (USA)
Regina Faul-Doyle (USA)
Victoria Francis (Switzerland)
Sandy Frank (USA)
Lianne Friesen (Canada)
Jane Wambui Gikera (Kenya)
Susie Gunn (Guatemala)
May Haddad (Lebanon)
Anna Kallis (Cyprus)
Ceylan Karasapan-Craw (USA)
Delphine Kenze (Central African Republic)
Susan Klein (USA)
Joyce Knezevich (USA)
Gina Lee (USA)
Bekah Mandell (USA)
June Mehra (UK)
Naoko Miyamoto (Japan)
Gabriela Núñez (Peru)
Sarah Odingo (Kenya)
Rose Okong’o Olendi (Kenya)
Rosa Oviedo (Nicaragua)
Kate Peatman (USA)
Sara Reilly-Baldeschwieler (UK)
Petra Röhr-Rouendaal (Germany)
Leilani Roosman (UK)
Lucy Sargeant (USA)
Felicity Savage King (UK)
Carolyn Shapiro (USA)
Akiko Aoyagi Shurtleff (Japan)
Pat Siddiq (Afghanistan)
Nisa Smiley (USA)
Fatima Jubran Stengel (Palestine)
Suma (India)
Dovile Tomkute-Veleckiene (Lithuania)
Andrea Triguba (USA)
Anila Vadgama (India)
Lihua Wang (China)
Liliana Wilson (USA)
Fawzi Yaqub (Turkey)


Cover collage courtesy of Lauren Goldsmith, Renée Burgard, Guo Hui Fen, Gilberte Vansintejan, Elizabeth Cox, Suzanne C. Levine

 

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