WOMENSTD 412 - Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
Section: 001
Term: WN 2010
Subject: Women's Studies (WOMENSTD)
Department: LSA Women's Studies
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Advisory Prerequisites:
May not be repeated for credit.
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Rackham credit requires additional work.
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WOMENSTD 412.001 is a course focused on global reproductive and maternity health policy and how it shapes the local provision of women's health care services in developing countries, with an emphasis on Latin America. The first portion is focused on theoretical underpinnings of economic development, human rights and authoritative knowledge as they relate to the provision of health care services and the experience of health within a post-colonial context. We will then build upon our current biomedical understanding of major conditions affecting women's reproductive health (pregnancy, reproductive control, assisted reproduction and sexually transmitted infections) and will raise challenges from a feminist perspective to address the complex intersections that shape individual women's reproductive health. This will include considerations of access to health care personnel, resources and services as a background to opportunities to improve women's health status locally. The final portion of the course will take these expanded discussions from a global policy perspective to a local focus on the implementation of the World Health Organization's Millennium Development Goals related to women's reproductive health and Safe Motherhood policy initiatives.

This course counts as a seminar and a globally focused course for the Women's Studies gender and health academic minor.

WOMENSTD 412 - Reproductive Health Policy in a Global Context
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
W 5:00PM - 8:00PM
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ISBN: 1577664353
Monique and the mango rains : two years with a midwife in Mali, Author: Kris Holloway ; John Bidwell, consulting editor., Publisher: Waveland Press 2007
ISBN: 9780942364255
Where women have no doctor a health guide for women, Author: Burns, Arlene August., Publisher: Hesperian foundation 2006
ISBN: 0520243269
Pathologies of power : health, human rights, and the new war on the poor : with a new preface by the author, Author: Farmer, Paul, 1959-, Publisher: University of California Press 2005
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