For Women Only! Your Guide to Health Empowerment

By Null, Gary & Seaman, Barbara

Publishers Summary:
1,600 pages! Seventy-three chapters! One hundred eighty writings by outside contributors. Nineteen interviews. Really two books in one, here is Gary Null's most comprehensive and up-to-date health guide, written especially for women, and Barbara Seaman's account of the spiritual awakening that is the story of women's health in our times. Contributors include Margot Adler, The Boston Women's Health Book Collective (authors of Our Bodies, Ourselves), Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Deirdre English, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Germaine Greer, Molly Haskell, Shere Hite, Erica Jong, The National Black Women's Health Project, Susie Orbach, Letty Cottin Pogrebin, Judith Rossner, Barbara Katz Rothman, Lynne Sharon Schwartz, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinern, Leora Tanenbaum, Sojourner Truth, and Naomi Wolf, among many others. Together Null and Seaman have written a work of health empowerment that is both practical and inspiring. Simply by reading this book you will be taking charge of your own health. Part One -- Alternative Treatment Solutions Addiction - Aging - Anemia - Arthritis - Birth Control - Breast Cancer - Cervial Dysplasia, Fibroids, and Reproductive System Cancers - Chronic Fatigue Syndrome - Cosmetic Surgery - Diabetes - Eating Disorders - Endometriosis - Environmental Illness - Heart Disease - Herpes - Hormonal Imbalance - Infertility - Lupus - Menopause - Menstual Cramps and Irregular - Menstruation - Mental Health Problems - Migraines - Multiple Sclerosis - Osteoporosis - Pain Management - Parasites - Pregnancy - Premenstrual Syndrome - Repetitive Strain Injuries - Sexual Dysfunction - Thyroid Disease - Urinary Incontinence - Urinary Tract Infections and Inflammations - Vaginal Inflamation and Infection - Varicose Veins - Violence: Sexual and Physical Abuse Part Two -- Health Empowerment for Women In the Beginning - Activism/Revolution - Informed Consent - Toward a New Psychology of Women - Self-Help Gynecology - Sex and Orgasm - Motherhood - Abortion - Rape - Women in White Coats - Race, Class, and Reproduction - On Being a Woman - Activits Speak - Hair - Face - Skin - Mouth - Torso - Heart - Breasts - Muscle - Ovaries - Womb - Fruits of the Womb - Vagina - Clitoris - Breast Cancer Activism - Further Toward a New Psychology of Women - Sexual and Reproductive Health - More Motherhood - Violence Against Women and Girls - Conflict of Interest - Gender Medicine - Feminism for the 21st Century

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ISBN
978-1-58322-015-3
Publisher
Seven Stories Press


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Reviewed on February 1, 2000

Alternative health practitioner Null joins women's health advocate Seaman in a book that is really a combination of two separate works. Null's part offers alternative therapies for a variety of conditions: addiction, diabetes, menopause, etc. These treatments are complementary to rather than replacements for conventional medicine. An appendix contains brief descriptions of the therapies and a directory of practition...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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