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Books, Articles and Audiovisual Materials:

Abraham, Laurie Kaye. Mama Might Be Better Off Dead: The Failure of Health Care in Urban America. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1994.

Abramson, John. Overdosed America: The Broken Promise of American Medicine. New York: HarperCollins, 2004.

Adams, Diane L., ed. Health Issues for Women of Color: A Cultural Diversity Perspective. Thousand Oaks CA: SAGE Publications, 1995.

Agnew, Vijay, ed. Women's Health, Women's Rights: Perspectives on Global Health Issues. Toronto, ON:  Centre for Feminist Research (CFR), 2003. 

Aguirre-Molina, Marilyn, Carlos Molina and Ruth Enid Zambrana. Health Issues in the Latino Community. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2001.

Alvarez Martínez, Luz. Homenaje a Nuestras Curanderas: Honoring Our Healers. Oakland, CA: Latina Press, 1997.

Annas, George. American Bioethics:  Crossing Human Rights and Health Law Boundaries. New York: Oxford University Press, 2004.

Armstrong, Pat, Hugh and Claudia Fegan. Universal Healthcare: What the United States Can Learn From the Canadian Experience. New Press, 1999.

ARROW. Access to Quality Gender-Sensitive Health Services: Women-Centered Action Research. Kuala Lumpur, 2003.

ARROW. Women’s Health Needs and Rights in Southeast Asia. A Beijing Monitoring Report.  Kuala Lumpur, 2000.

Avorn, Jerry. Powerful Medicines: The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs. Vintage, 2005.

Bell, Susan. DES Daughters: Embodied Knowledge and the Transformation of Women’s Health Politics. Chicago: Temple University Press, 2009. 

Berliner, Lauren. "All In One Basket," a film that follows three women who decide to be egg donors. For distribution information contact lberliner@ucsd.edu.

Boothroyd RA. and D. Olufokunbi. “Leaving the welfare rolls: the health and mental health status of current and former welfare recipients.” Mental Health Services Research. 2001; 3:3:119-28.

Brown, Richard E. et al. Women’s Health-Related Behaviors and Use of Clinical Preventative Services: A Report to the Commonwealth Fund. Los Angeles: UCLA Center for Health Policy Research, 1995.

Chavkin, Wendy. Where Human Rights Begin: Health, Sexuality, And Women in the New Millennium.  Piscataway, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2005.

Chung Hayashi, Mary. Far From Home: Shattering the Myth of the Model Minority. Irving, Texas: Tapestry Press, 2003.

Cobble, Dorothy Sue, Beth Hutchison and Amanda B. Chaloupka, eds. Feminities, Masculinities, and the Politics of Sexual Difference(s): Working Papers from the 2003-2004 Seminar. New Brunswick, NJ: Institute for Research on Women, Institute for Women’s Leadership, 2004.

Cohen, Cathy. The Boundaries of Blackness: AIDS and the Breakdown of Black Politics. University of Chicago Press, 1999.

Conrad, Peter and Rochelle Kern. The Sociology of Health and Illness: Critical Perspectives. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 1994.

Critser, Greg. Generation Rx: How Prescription Drugs Are Altering American Lives, Minds, and Bodies, Mariner Books. New York: Houghton Mifflin, 2005.  

Dailard, Cynthia. Understanding ‘Abstinence’: Implications for Individuals, Programs and Policies. The Guttmacher Report on Public Policy, December 2003.

Doyal, Lesley. What Makes Women Sick: Gender and the Political Economy of Health. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1995.

Doyal, Lesley. “Sex, Gender, and Health: The Need for a New Approach,” Br Med J. 2001; 323:1061-1063.

Doyal, Lesley. “Gender Equity in Health: Debates and Dilemmas.” Soc Sci Med.  2000; 51:931-939.

Dryfoos, Paul, JudyAnn Bigby, Karen Kuhlthau and Laurie Robinson. The Health Economic Sufficiency Standard: Measuring the Economic Burden of Health Care and Illness on Massachusetts Families.  Boston: The Women’s Educational and Industrial Union, 2003.

Farr, Kathryn A. Sex Trafficking: The Global Market in Women and Children. Worth Publishers, 2004.

Fee, Elizabeth and Nancy Krieger, eds. Women’s Health, Politics and Power: Essays on Sex/Gender, Medicine, and Public Health. Amityville, NY: Baywood Publishing, 1994.

Families USA. Doing Without: The Sacrifices Families Make to Provide Home Care. Washington, DC: Families USA, 1994.

Healy, David. Let Them Eat Prozac: The Unhealthy Relationship Between the Pharmaceutical Industry and Depression. NY: New York University Press, 2004.

Hicks, Karen M., ed. Misdiagnosis: Woman as Disease. Allentown, PA: People’s Medical Society, 1994.

Ichiro, Kawachi and Bruce P. Kennedy. The Health of Nations: Why Inequality is Harmful to Your Health. New Press, 2002.

Institute of Medicine Committee of the Consequences of Uninsurance. Insuring America’s Health: Principles and Recommendations. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 2004.

Institute of Medicine. Health Literacy – A Prescription to End Confusion. Washington DC: National Academies Press, April 2004.

Inhorn, Marcia C. and Frank Van Balen. Infertility Around the Globe: New Thinking on Childlessness, Gender, and Reproductive Technologies. University of California Press, 2002.

Inhorn, Marcia C. Local Babies, Global Science: Gender, Religion and In Vitro Fertilization in Egypt. Routledge, 2003.

Kerr, Joanna, Ellen Sprenger and Alison Symington, eds. The Future of Women’s Rights: Global Visions and Strategies. London: Zed Books, 2005.

Kissling, Frances. Hush, Hush, Speak If You Dare: When (and where) does human life begin? Conscience, 2001.

Krieger, Nancy et al. “Racism, Sexism, and Social Class: Implications for Studies of Health, Disease, and Well-Being,” American Journal of Preventive Medicine. November-December 1993; 9: 6: 82-122.

Krieger, Nancy and Sally Zierler, “Accounting for Health of Women,” Current Issues in Public Health. 1996; 1: 6: 251-56.

Leigh, Wilhelmina A., “The Health of Women: Minority/Diversity Perspective, An American Perspective,” presented at the Canada/USA Women's Health Forum, August 1996.


Lugton, Mary and Pheobe McKinney. Population in Perspective: A Curriculum Resource. Amherst, MA: Population and Development Program, Hampshire College, 2004.

Luker, Kristin. Taking Chances: Abortion and the Decision Not to Contracept. CA: University of California Press, 1978.

Mackey, Philip E.  The Struggle for Sex Education in New Jersey, 1979-2003: Policy, Persistance and Progress.  Piscataway, NJ: Network for Family Life Education, 2004. 

Making the Grade on Women’s Health: A National and State-by-State Report Card 2010

McKee, Colleen and Amanda Stiebel. Are We Feeling Better Yet? Women Speak about Health Care
in America.
  St. Louis, MO: PenUltimate Press, 2009 

McPhedran, Marylou. Preventing Sexual Abuse of Patients: A Legal Guide for Health Care Professionals. Butterworths, 2004.

Medawar, Charles and Anita Hardon. Medicines Out of Control? Antidepressants and the Conspiracy of Goodwill. Amsterdam: Askant Academic Publishers, 2004.

Minkler, Meredith, ed. Community Organizing and Community Building for Health. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 1997.

Moss, Kary L. Man-Made Medicine: Women's Health, Public Policy, and Reform. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1996.

Murphy, Evelyn. Getting Even : Why Women Don't Get Paid Like Men--And What to Do About It  New York: Touchstone, 2005.

National Latina Health Organization. National Welfare Reform: An Analysis of Its Impact on Latinas. Oakland, CA: National Latina Health Organization, 1995.

Office of Research on Women's Health. Women's Health in the Medical School Curriculum: Report of a Survey and Recommendations. Washington, DC: National Institutes of Health, 1997.

Packer, Corinne A.A. “Traditional Practices Harmful to Women’s Reproductive Health in sub-Saharand Africa.” School of Human Rights Research Series. 2002; volume 13.

Pati, Susmita, Diana Romero and Wendy Chavkin.  “Changes in Use of Health Insurance and Food Assistance Programs in Medically Underserved Communities in the Era of Welfare Reform: An Urban Study” [Forum on Welfare Reform]. American Journal of Public Health. 2002; 92:9:1441-1445.

Perlingieri, Ilya Sandra. The Uterine Crisis. 1stBooks Library, 2003.

Rao, Mohan. From Population Control To Reproductive Health: Malthusian Arithmetic. Sage Publications, 2005. 

Roberts, Dorothy. Shattered Bonds: The Color of Child Welfare. New York: Basic Books, 2003.

Ruzek, Sheryl Burt et al. Women's Health: Complexities and Differences. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 1997.

Sered, Susan and Rushika Fernandopulle. Sick Out of Luck: Uninsured in America. University of California Press, 2005.

Shanks, Pete. Human Genetic Engineering: A Guide for Activists, Skeptics, and the Very Perplexed. New York: Nation Books, 2005. 

Shaw, Sonia. The Body Hunters: Testing New Drugs on the World's Poorest Patients. New York: The New Press, 2006.

Sidel, Ruth. Keeping Women and Children Last: America's War on the Poor. New York: Penguin Books, 1998.

Silliman, Jael and Marlene Gerber Fried. Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organize for Reproductive Justice. Cambridge, MA: South End Press, 2004.

Simms, Glenda. “Aspects of women’s health from a minority/diversity perspective.” Paper prepared for the Canada-USA Forum on Women's Health. Ottawa: Health Canada, 1996.

Starr, Paul. Social Transformation of American Medicine. Basic Books; Reprint edition, 1984.

Sweetman, Caroline and Joanna Kerr, eds. Women Reinventing Globalization. Oxfam Publishing, 2004.

Science Meets Reality: Recruitment and Retention of Women in Clinical Studies, and the Critical Role of Relevance.  NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health, January 2003.

Wells, Susan. Out of The Dead House: Nineteenth-Century Women Physicians and the Writing of Medicine. University of Wisconsin Press, 2001.

 “Women’s Health in a Free Market Economy.” The Corner House, June 2004.
cornerhouse@gn.apc.org

Worcester, Nancy and Marianne H. Whatley, eds.  Women's Health: Readings on Social, Economic, and Political Issues. Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt Publishing, Fourth edition, 2004.

Women's Health: Research on Gender, Behavior, and Policy
The Graduate School & University Center; City University of New York
33 W. 42nd Street
New York, NY 10036-8099

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