9780789019899

Women's Health in Mainland Southeast Asia

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  • ISBN13:

    9780789019899

  • ISBN10:

    0789019892

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2002-09-30
  • Publisher: Routledge
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Summary

This book shows how war, military regimes, industrialization, urbanization, and social upheaval have all affected the choices Southeast Asian women make about their health and health care. When you read these first-person accounts from Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, and Burma, you'll be drawn into the lives of women dealing with drastic changes in their societies. The meticulous case studies in this book examine how social, cultural, and economic forces contribute to the way women make personal health care decisions. Women's Health in Mainland Southeast Asia offers a thought-provoking look into the lives of women in this developing part of the world.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Reflections on Gender, Power and Health in Mainland Southeast Asia 1(6)
Andrea Whittaker
Gendered Bodies: Recruitment, Management and Occupational Health in Northern Thailand's Electronics Factories
7(20)
Sally Theobald
Female Garment Factory Workers in Cambodia: Migration, Sex Work and HIV/AIDS
27(16)
Kasumi Nishigaya
Negotiating Care: Reproductive Tract Infections in Vietnam
43(16)
Maxine Whittaker
Women's Health in Northeast Thailand: Working at the Interface Between the Local and the Global
59(22)
Pimpawun Boonmongkon
Mark Nichter
Jen Pylypa
Niporn Sanhajariya
Soiboon Saitong
Menstrual Madness: Women's Health and Well-Being in Urban Burma
81(20)
Monique Skidmore
Reproducing Inequalities: Abortion Policy and Practice in Thailand
101(20)
Andrea Whittaker
Index 121

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