Medicine And Books

What Makes Women Sick: Gender and the Political Economy of Health

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7004.577 (Published 26 August 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:577
  1. Elizabeth Fee, professor of history and health policy
  1. department of health policy and management, the Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, USA

    Lesley Doyal Macmillan, £11.99, pp 280 ISBN 0 333 54205 3

    Lesley Doyal's book provides an excellent introduction to women's health issues in a social and economic context. Discussing a wide range of topics from abortion to venereal disease, from alcohol to violence, she shows how these problems can be fully comprehended only in relation to the broader social and economic problems of women around the world.

    Many books and journal articles provide the newest data and the latest statistics on specific women's health issues. Doyal provides something different: a clear framework for …

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