Everything Below The Waist: Why Health Care Needs A Feminist Revolution
  • Everything Below The Waist: Why Health Care Needs A Feminist Revolution
  • Everything Below The Waist: Why Health Care Needs A Feminist Revolution
ISBN: 125011005X
EAN13: 9781250110053
Language: English
Release Date: Jul 16, 2019
Pages: 336
Dimensions: 1" H x 9.25" L x 6.12" W
Weight: 1.737243 lbs.
Format: Hardcover

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A jaw-dropping investigation into the women's health industry. --Shelf-Awareness

A fascinating examination of the past and present of women's healthcare --Delfina V Barbiero, USA TODAY

A must-read for women, especially any woman who might ever need to see a doctor. --The Washington Post

American women visit more doctors, have more surgery, and fill more prescriptions than men. In Everything Below the Waist, Jennifer Block asks: Why is the life expectancy of women today declining relative to women in other high-income countries, and even relative to the generation before them? Block examines several staples of modern women's health care, from fertility technology to contraception to pelvic surgery to miscarriage treatment, and finds that while overdiagnosis and overtreatment persist in medicine writ large, they are particularly acute for women. One third of mothers give birth by major surgery; roughly half of women lose their uterus to hysterectomy.

Feminism turned the world upside down, yet to a large extent the doctors' office has remained stuck in time. Block returns to the 1970s women's health movement to understand how in today's supposed age of empowerment, women's bodies are still so Read More chevron_right

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