Book "Equity in Access to Health Promotion, Treatment and Care for all European Women"

Lasch, Vera / Sonntag, Ute / Maschewsky-Schneider, Ulrike (Hrsg.):
Equity in Access to Health Promotion, Treatment and Care for all European Women
Kassel: kassel university press GmbH 2010
ISBN 978-3-89958-740-1
Price 29,00 €

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Content:
Women compared to men have different health needs: reproductive health, domestic violence, health
beliefs, and health behaviour are not the same across both genders. Does this imply that women are
disadvantaged in access to health care and health promotion? How could inequities be reduced and
gender based health services be installed?

The book tries to answer these questions inquiring gender-inequities in health from different scientific perspectives, including epidemiology, social sciences, health policy, and health services research. A gender and diversity based framework for research is presented. The authors also look at special target groups: Are migrant and socially deprived women, and women who went through domestic violence disadvantaged regarding access to health, health care and health promotion? The situation of women across European countries is the main focus of the book.

The articles are written by authors from seven countries: from East and West Europe, Canada and Israel. The book provides valuable information for all who work in policy and research in women’s health, and who want to put equity and fairness in health into action.

The publication is obtainable on order by phone 0561-804-2144, fax 0049(0)561-804-3429, Internet: www.upress.uni-kassel.de or www.amazon.de and with the coupon (DOWNLOAD).
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Book "Gender, Health, and Cultures"

Vera Lasch, Walburga Freitag, Ute Sonntag (eds.):
Gender, Health, and Cultures
Networking for a better Future for Women
within an enlarged Europe
Kassel: kassel university press GmbH 2006
ISBN 3-89958-164-4
Price 24,00 €

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Content:
What do we know about gender & health in the enlarged European Union? Which are the important gender specific health concerns in the new EU-member states at present? Which are gender relevant aspects in debates like globalisation or violence?

The specific country cultures are not only different in regard to their health systems, but also in
integrating gender aspects in research, policy and practice. The very definitions of health, illness and
health related social problems are different. If networks focus on gender specific aspects of health and
illness, the necessity for transnational communication is evident.

This book gives an overview about gender & health in the EU with a strong focus on Eastern European Countries. Instruments for bringing gender aspects in health related research, prevention and health care are introduced. The increasing importance of the internet is shown. Central elements in the process of intercultural networking are described.

The book will support the efforts of mutual understanding and gives valuable information for all who
are involved in processes of networking in the field of gender & health or will do it in the future.
The publication is obtainable on order by phone 0561-804-2144, fax 0049(0)561-804-3429, Internet: www.upress.uni-kassel.de or www.amazon.de and with the coupon (DOWNLOAD).
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