Women's Global Health

Women's Global Health : Norms and State Policies

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Women's Global Health: Norms and State Policies is a comprehensive assessment of the health of women around the globe that will inform debates underway in the fields of ethics, women's studies, and international studies. Through case studies of the United Nations, Sweden, the Nerthlands, Germany, Mozambique, Tanzania, the United States, Iran, Sri Lanka, and India, this book examines how the laws and policies of a nation-state affect women's health.show more

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  • Hardback | 178 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 1 tables
  • 0739188887
  • 9780739188880
  • 2,108,388

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This book, based on papers presented at a conference held at the University of Southern California, The Ethics of State Involvement in Women's Health, explores women's global health from a multidimensional, transnational perspective. Grounded in previous ethnographic research, the book analyzes the topic from a norms and state policy viewpoint, as the subtitle indicates. Case materials and examples are derived from the United Nations organization, Sweden, Netherlands, Germany, Mozambique, Tanzania, the US, Iran, India, and Sri Lanka. Key subjects addressed in the nine chapters include a definition of women's global health, women's rights, the role and power of women, access to resources, and politics, laws, and governance. The volume is eclectic in its approach to this subject, with contributions from scholars in political science, anthropology, ethics, women's studies, and international studies. The authors make suggestions for an expanded, comprehensive research agenda that underscores the importance of facilitating positive norms and state policies to advance the health of women worldwide. Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals/practitioners. CHOICE This new book, Women's Global Health, co-edited by Boyd-Judson and James, fills an important niche in the expanding women's health and politics literature. First, it examines the feedback loop between international norms and domestic policies, and includes some pathbreaking new studies on countries not usually included in comparative texts from Asia and Africa. This type of study has been needed for a long time and will be useful to students and practitioners at many levels. -- Melissa Haussman, Professor of Political Science, Carleton Universityshow more

About Lyn Boyd-Judson

Lyn Boyd-Judson is director of the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics at the University of Southern California. Patrick James is Dornsife Dean's Professor of International Relations and director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Southern California.show more

Table of contents

Chapter 1: Women's Global Health, Norms and State Policies Lyn Boyd-Judson and Patrick James Chapter 2: Gender Equity-United Nations Closing the Gender Gap in Global Health: Norms, International Aid, and Outcomes for Women's Health Debra L. DeLaet Chapter 3: Prostitution and Trafficking-Sweden, Netherlands, and Germany Social Norms and Policies on Prostitution and Trafficking: Swedish, Dutch, and German Evidence Nadejda Marinova and Patrick James Chapter 4: Abortion Legality-Mozambique and Tanzania Morality, Legality, and Health: The Influence of the Grounds of Abortion Legality on Abortion-Related Health Issues Laura Sjoberg Chapter 5: Global Gag Rule on Abortion Speech-United States US Family Planning Policy and Domestic Divisions: Implications for Women's Reproductive Health Karen L. Baird Chapter 6: Breastfeeding and the Role of the State-Iran State Policies Restricting Access to Infant Formula: Ethics and Impact on Women's and Children's Health Leah R. Perlman and Kathryn Roberts Chapter 7: Government Cash Incentives for Institutional Deliveries-India Ethics and Global Health Promotion: The Government-Sponsored Janani Suraksha Yojana Maternal Health Financing Scheme in India Katherine Ba-Thike and Ayushi Gummadi Chapter 8: Expanding Dimensions of Women's Health-Sri Lanka 'Beyond Reproduction': A New Shift in Women's Health in Sri Lanka? Darshi Thoradeniya Chapter 9: What Have We Learned? Patrick James and Lyn Boyd-Judsonshow more