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The Politics of Women’s Health Care in the United States

  • Authors
  • Marian Lief Palley
  • Howard A. Palley
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 1-13
  3. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 14-28
  4. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 29-43
  5. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 44-66
  6. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 67-84
  7. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 85-99
  8. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 100-120
  9. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 121-140
  10. Marian Lief Palley, Howard A. Palley
    Pages 141-146
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 147-154

About this book

Introduction

In a social and political environment that has become more accepting of gender equity, women's health issues have emerged in the forefront of the social policy agenda of the United States. The organized women's movement has been successful in many of its endeavors to improve opportunities for women in society in areas such as education, business, sports and the professions. As this book shows, they also have been successful in changing the definition of women's health and placing many elements of health care needs on the nation's policy agenda. During the late 1960s and early 1970s, abortion rights emerged as a central concern for many women's rights activists, some of whom took on women's other health issues. The Politics of Women's Health Care in the United States shows how the evolution of the women's health agenda has been a reaction to the empowerment of women in the years after the emergence of the contemporary women's movement in 1966 and the subsequent 'social reconstruction' of women from dependent to advantaged population.

Keywords

care politics violence women

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