Global Resources

Where Women Have No Doctor: A Health Guide for Women

Author: A. Burns, R. Lovich, J. Maxwell
Publisher: Macmillan Education Ltd, London and Oxford
Publication Date: Jan 1997
This book was developed with the help of community-based health workers in more than 30 countries to help women care for their own health needs and to help community health workers to meet women's health needs. It uses simple English and numerous illustrations to help women from all backgrounds learn how to identify and treat common medical problems, recognising that poverty, discrimination and culture affect women's health and access to health care. The book includes chapters on: understanding our bodies; women with disabilities; sexual health; infertility; abortion; sexually transmitted infections; AIDS; violence against women; rape and sexual assault; sex workers; and female circumcision; among many others.