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Feminist Health Education on the Internet

A Bittersweet Prospect
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Part of the Comparative Feminist Studies Series book series (CFS)

Abstract

This chapter focuses on women’s health education as a key site of feminist popular education practice. It tells the story of the development of an online Women’s Health Information Network (referred to here as the “Network”), and explores the processes of engaging women in the creation of locally relevant and accessible health information. The story takes place in South Texas, United States, where women, particularly poor, Spanish-speaking women with low levels of literacy, were finding it difficult to navigate complex, disconnected silos of information about local health-care resources and services, and virtually impossible to locate meaningful health information.

Keywords

Health Information Local Woman Health Science Center Popular Education Health Content 
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