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CLOSE THIS BOOKWhere Women Have No Doctor - A Health Guide for Women (Hesperian Foundation, 1997, 600 p.)
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWomen’s health is in your hands
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThanks
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAbout this Book
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to Use this Book
Chapter 1: Women’s Health Is a Community Issue
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat Is ‘Women’s Health’?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWomen Are More at Risk for Disease and Poor Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCauses of Poor Health in Women
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 2: Solving Health Problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Juanita’s Story
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat is the problem?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSome illnesses are hard to tell apart
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat is causing the problem?
What Is the Best Treatment?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIs a treatment helpful or harmful?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRisks and benefits
Working for Change
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLooking for the root causes of health problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTOrganizing to solve community health problems
To the Health Worker
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHelping women help themselves
Chapter 3: The Medical System
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
The Medical System
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCommunity health workers
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHealth posts
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHealth centers
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHospitals
How to Get Better Care
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTKnow what to expect
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBring a friend or family member
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIf You Need to Go to the Hospital
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 4: Understanding Our Bodies
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
A Woman’s Reproductive System
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe reproductive parts on the outside
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe breasts
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe reproductive parts on the inside
A Man’s Reproductive System
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHaving a baby - Will it be a boy or a girl?
How a Woman’s Body Changes
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHormones
Monthly Bleeding
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe monthly cycle (menstrual cycle)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProblems with monthly bleeding
Chapter 5: Health Concerns of Girls
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Changes in Your Body (Puberty)
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMonthly bleeding (period, menstruation)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTChanges that Can Lead to a Better Life
Deciding about Boyfriends and Sex
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProtecting yourself if you are ready for sex
Pressured or Forced Sex
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPressure to have sex with a boyfriend (‘Date rape’)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIf someone in your family tries to have sex with you (Incest)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTYoung girls and older men
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTrading girls for money or other needs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIf you get pregnant and did not plan to
VIEW THE DOCUMENTGetting Help From Adults
Chapter 6: Pregnancy and Childbirth
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTStaying Healthy during Pregnancy
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCommon Problems during Pregnancy
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRisks and Danger Signs during Pregnancy
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPrenatal Care (Check-ups during Pregnancy)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPreparing for Labor and Birth
Giving Birth
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSigns that labor is near
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe 3 stages of labor
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDanger signs during labor
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDifficult Births
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDanger Signs for the Baby at Birth
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCaring for the Mother and Baby after Birth
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWomen with Special Needs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTo the Father
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 7: Breastfeeding
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhy Breast Is Best
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhy Other Feeding Can Be Harmful
How to Breastfeed
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFor the new baby
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFor any baby
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAdvice for the Mother
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen the Mother Works Outside the Home
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRemoving Milk by Hand
Common Concerns and Problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFear there is not enough milk, or that milk is not good enough
VIEW THE DOCUMENTNipple concerns and problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPain and swelling in the breasts
Special Situations
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBabies with special needs can breastfeed
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen the mother is sick
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHIV/AIDS and breastfeeding
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen a woman becomes pregnant or gives birth to another child
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 8: Growing Older
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe End of Monthly Bleeding (Menopause)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTaking Care of Your Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSexual Relations
Common Health Problems with Aging
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWeak blood (anemia)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHeavy monthly bleeding or bleeding in the middle of the month
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBreast lumps
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHigh blood pressure
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProblems passing urine and stool
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFallen womb (prolapsed uterus)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSwollen veins in the legs (varicose veins)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBack pain
VIEW THE DOCUMENTJoint pain (arthritis)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWeak bones (osteoporosis)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProblems with seeing and hearing
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAnxiety and depression
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMental confusion (dementia)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 9: Women with Disabilities
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSelf-esteem
Taking Care of Your Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTKnowing when you are sick
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSkin care
VIEW THE DOCUMENTExercise
Sexuality and Sexual Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFamily planning
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPregnancy and disability
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPersonal Safety
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 10: Staying Healthy
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Cleanliness
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCleanliness in the community (sanitation)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCleanliness in the home
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPersonal cleanliness
VIEW THE DOCUMENTClean water
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFood safety
Special Needs of Women
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRest and exercise
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRegular health exams
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSafer sex
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFamily planning
VIEW THE DOCUMENTGood care during pregnancy and birth
VIEW THE DOCUMENTVaccinations against tetanus
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRegular breast exams
Working for Change
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking toward a balance between treatment and prevention
Chapter 11: Eating for Good Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Main Foods and Helper Foods
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTImportant vitamins and minerals
VIEW THE DOCUMENTEating Better for Less Money
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHarmful Ideas About Eating
Poor Nutrition Can Cause Disease
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAnemia
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBeriberi
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProblems from eating too much food or the wrong kind of food
Ways to Work toward Better Nutrition
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTrying a new idea
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking toward a balance between people and land
Chapter 12: Sexual Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Sex and Gender Roles
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow gender roles are learned
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen gender roles cause harm
How Gender Roles Affect Sexual Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHarmful beliefs about women’s sexuality
Gaining More Control over Your Sexual Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSafer sex for sexual health
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMaking changes for safer sex
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFeeling more pleasure from sex
Working for Change
VIEW THE DOCUMENTChanging harmful gender roles
VIEW THE DOCUMENTImproving sexual health in your community
Chapter 13: Family Planning
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBenefits of Family Planning
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIs Family Planning Safe?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTChoosing to Use Family Planning
Choosing a Family Planning Method
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow well each method works
Barrier Methods of Family Planning
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe condom
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCondoms for women (female condoms)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe diaphragm
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSpermicide (contraceptive foam, tablets, jelly, or cream)
Hormonal Methods of Family Planning hormones
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe pill
VIEW THE DOCUMENTImplants
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBirth control injections
Intra-Uterine Devices (Devices that go into the womb)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTHE IUD (IUCD, Copper-T, The Loop)
Natural Methods of Family Planning
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBreastfeeding for the first 6 months (Lactational Amenorrhea Method, LAM)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe mucus method and the rhythm method
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTraditional and Home Methods to Prevent Pregnancy
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPermanent Methods of Family Planning
VIEW THE DOCUMENTEmergency Methods of Family Planning
VIEW THE DOCUMENTChoosing the Best Method
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 14: Infertility (When You Are Not Able to Have a Baby)
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat Is Infertility?
What Causes Infertility?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTInfertility in a man
VIEW THE DOCUMENTInfertility in a woman
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDangers at Work or Home That Can Hurt Fertility
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat to Do for Infertility
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLosing a Pregnancy (Miscarriage)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLiving with Infertility
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 15: Abortion and Complications from Abortion
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhy Do Some Women Have Abortions?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSafe and Unsafe Abortion
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDeciding about an Abortion
Safe Methods of Abortion
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to tell if an abortion will be safe
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat to Expect during a Safe Abortion
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat to Expect after an Abortion
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFamily Planning after an Abortion
Complications of Abortion
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHeavy bleeding from the vagina
VIEW THE DOCUMENTEmergency help for too much bleeding
VIEW THE DOCUMENTShock
VIEW THE DOCUMENTInfection
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFainting or loss of consciousness
VIEW THE DOCUMENTInjury inside the body (Internal Injury)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPreventing Unsafe Abortion
Chapter 16: Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Other Infections of the Genitals
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Why STDs Are a Serious Problem for Women
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to know if you are at risk for an STD
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat to do if you have an STD
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAbnormal Discharge
VIEW THE DOCUMENTGrowths (Warts) on the Genitals
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSores on the Genitals (Genital Ulcers)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTOther STDs
Complications of STDs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to Feel Better
VIEW THE DOCUMENTOther Medicines to Treat STDs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 17: AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome)
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
What Are HIV and AIDS?
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow HIV/AIDS is spread and is not spread
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhy HIV and AIDS Are Different for Women
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPreventing HIV/AIDS
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe HIV Test
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLiving Positively with HIV and AIDS
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPregnancy, Childbirth, and Breastfeeding
Care for Persons with AIDS
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPreventing HIV infection at home
VIEW THE DOCUMENTStaying Healthy for as Long as Possible
Common Medical Problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFever
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDiarrhea
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSkin rashes and itching
VIEW THE DOCUMENTNausea and vomiting
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCough
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProblems with the mouth and throat
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWounds and sores
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMental confusion (Dementia)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPain
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCaring for Someone Who Is Near Death
Working for Change
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow you can help prevent AIDS
Chapter 18: Violence Against Women
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe Story of Laura and Lus
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhy Does a Man Hurt a Woman?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTKinds of Violence
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWarning Signs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThe Cycle of Violence
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHarmful Effects of Violence
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhy Women Stay with Men Who Hurt Them
What to Do
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMake a safety plan
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIf you leave
Working for Change
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTalk about it
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSet up services to help women who leave
VIEW THE DOCUMENTUse social pressure
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTo the Health Worker
Chapter 19: Rape and Sexual Assault
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Kinds of Rape and Sexual Assault
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRape by someone the woman knows
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRape by a stranger
How to Avoid Rape
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTThese ideas may help any woman avoid rape
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAvoiding rape by someone you know
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHelp children avoid sexual abuse
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSelf Defense for Women
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIf You Are Sexually Assaulted
What to Do if You Have Been Raped
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIf you go to the police
Health Problems of Rape
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPregnancy
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTears and cuts
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSexual relations after rape
VIEW THE DOCUMENTOvercoming feelings about the rape
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 20: Sex Workers
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Why Women Become Sex Workers
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTStory of a poor woman
Health Problems of Sex Workers
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSTDs, INCLUDING HIV/AIDS
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPregnancy
VIEW THE DOCUMENTViolence
How to Protect Yourself from STDs, Including HIV/AIDS
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTreatment for STDs when protection fails
Working for Change
VIEW THE DOCUMENTNegotiating condom use
VIEW THE DOCUMENTStrength through organizing
Chapter 21: Pain in the Lower Abdomen
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSudden, Severe Pain in the Abdomen
Kinds of Pain in the Lower Abdomen
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDuring monthly bleeding
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAfter childbirth, abortion or miscarriage
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWith fever
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWith diarrhea
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDuring pregnancy
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWith urination
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWith discharge or light bleeding from the vagina
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDuring sex
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen moving, walking or lifting
VIEW THE DOCUMENTIn the middle of the monthly cycle
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWithin 3 weeks of getting an IUD
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWithout other signs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTQuestions about Pain in the Abdomen
Chapter 22: Abnormal Bleeding from the Vagina
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Problems with Monthly Bleeding
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHeavy monthly bleeding, or bleeding that lasts a long time
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLight monthly bleeding
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMonthly bleeding that comes too often, or bleeding at other times
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen monthly bleedings come too far apart, or have stopped
Other Kinds of Bleeding Problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBleeding during pregnancy or after childbirth
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBleeding after an abortion or miscarriage
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBleeding after sex
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBleeding after menopause
Chapter 23: Problems of the Urine System
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Infections of the Urine System
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat causes bladder and kidney infections?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSigns and treatment
Other Problems of the Urine System
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBlood in the urine
VIEW THE DOCUMENTKidney or bladder stones
VIEW THE DOCUMENTNeed to pass urine often
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLeaking urine
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen You Have Problems Passing Stool or Urine
Chapter 24: Cancer and Growths
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Cancer
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCauses of cancer
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFinding and treating cancer early
Problems of the Cervix (the Opening of the Womb)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCommon problems of the cervix
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCancer of the cervix
Problems of the Womb
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCommon growths of the womb
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCancer of the womb (cancer of the uterus, endometrial cancer)
Problems of the Breasts
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCancer of the breast
Problems of the Ovaries
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCysts on the ovaries
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCancer of the ovaries
Other Common Cancers
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLung cancer
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMouth and throat cancer
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCancer of the liver
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCancer of the stomach
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen Cancer Cannot Be Cured
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 25: Tuberculosis
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhat Is TB?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow TB Is Spread
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to Know if a Person Has TB
How to Treat TB
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTResistance to TB medicines
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPreventing TB
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 26: Work
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCooking Fires and Smoke
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLifting and Carrying Heavy Loads
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWork with Water
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWork with Chemicals
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSitting or Standing for a Long Time
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRepeating the Same Movement Over and Over
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCrafts
VIEW THE DOCUMENTUnsafe Working Conditions
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSexual Harassment
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMigration
VIEW THE DOCUMENTForgotten Workers
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for Change
Chapter 27: Mental Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSelf-esteem
Common causes of mental health problems in women
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTStress in daily life
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLoss and death
VIEW THE DOCUMENTChanges in a woman's life and community
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTrauma
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPhysical problems
Common mental health problems for women
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDepression (extreme sadness or feeling nothing at all)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAnxiety (feeling nervous or worried)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTReactions to trauma
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPhysical changes and disease caused by stress
Helping yourself and helping others
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPersonal coping skills
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHelping relationships
VIEW THE DOCUMENTExercises for learning how to help
VIEW THE DOCUMENTExercises for healing mental health problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHelping women with reactions to trauma
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHelping someone who wants to kill herself
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMental illness (psychosis)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWays to improve your community's mental health
Chapter 28: Alcohol and Other Drugs
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Use and misuse of alcohol and drugs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhy do people begin to use alcohol or drugs?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen does use become misuse?
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhy people misuse drugs and alcohol
Problems from alcohol and other drugs
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCommon health problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTDrugs and alcohol can be worse for women
Overcoming problems with alcohol and drugs
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTQuitting
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLearning to stay free of drugs and alcohol
Problems from tobacco
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHealth problems from smoking
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSmoking is worse for women
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLiving with someone who has a drinking or drug problem
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPreventing drug and alcohol misuse
Chapter 29: Refugees and Displaced Women
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFlight and arrival
Basic needs
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFood
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWater and fuel
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProtection from sexual violence
VIEW THE DOCUMENTReproductive health
Mental health
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCauses of mental health problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSigns of mental health problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWorking for better mental health
Women as Leaders
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWays to earn a living
Chapter 30: Female Circumcision
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTypes of female circumcision
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHealth problems caused by female circumcision
What to do for health problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHeavy bleeding and shock
VIEW THE DOCUMENTInfection
VIEW THE DOCUMENTUrine problems
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProblems with monthly bleeding
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProblems with sexual relations and sexual health
VIEW THE DOCUMENTProblems with childbirth
VIEW THE DOCUMENTLeaking urine and stool
VIEW THE DOCUMENTInfertility
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMental health problems
Working for change
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTFemale circumcision, human rights, and the law
Chapter 31: Use of Medicines in Women’s Health
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Deciding to use medicine
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHarmful uses of medicines
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to use medicine safely
Using the medicines in this book
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTGeneric names and brand names
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMedicine comes in different forms
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow much medicine to take
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhen to take medicines
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWho should not take a certain medicine
VIEW THE DOCUMENTSide effects
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPrecautions (warnings)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTInformation you should know
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTaking too much medicine
Kinds of medicines
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAntibiotics
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMedicines for pain
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMedicines for heavy bleeding from the vagina after birth or abortion
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMedicines for allergic reactions
VIEW THE DOCUMENTMedicines that can save a woman’s life
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTable of Medicines: Green Pages
Health Care Skills
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
Preventing infection
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWashing your hands
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to disinfect equipment and tools
How to take temperature, pulse, respiration, and blood pressure
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTTemperature
VIEW THE DOCUMENTPulse (heartbeat)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTRespiration (breathing rate)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBlood pressure
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to examine the abdomen
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to examine a woman’s genitals (the pelvic exam)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTCaring for burns
How to give fluids to treat shock
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to make rehydration drink
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to give rectal fluids
How to give an injection
VIEW THE DOCUMENT(introduction...)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhere to give an injection
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to prepare a syringe for injection
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to inject into the muscle (intramuscular, or im)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTHow to give an injection under the skin (subcutaneous injection)
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBe prepared to treat allergic reaction and allergic shock
VIEW THE DOCUMENTAcupressure Massage
VIEW THE DOCUMENTVocabulary: List of difficult words
VIEW THE DOCUMENTWhere to get more information
VIEW THE DOCUMENTBack cover
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