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Growing urbanization affects women and men in fundamentally different ways, but the relationship between gender and city environments has been ignored or misunderstood. Women and men play different roles, frequent different public areas, and face different health risks. Women suffer disproportionately from disease, injury, and violence because their access to resources is often more limited than that of their male counterparts. Yet, when women are healthy and safe, so are their families and communities. Urban policy makers and public health professionals need to understand how conditions in densely populated places can help or harm the well-being of women in order to serve this large segment of humanity.

Women's Health and the World's Cities illuminates the intersection of gender, health, and urban environments. This collection of essays examines the impact of urban living on the physical and psychological states of women and girls in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the United States. Urban planners, scholars, medical practitioners, and activists present original research and compelling ideas. They consider the specific needs of subpopulations of urban women and evaluate strategies for designing spaces, services, and infrastructure in ways that promote women's health. Women's Health and the World's Cities provides urban planners and public health care providers with on-the-ground examples of projects and policies that have changed women's lives for the better.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Foreword
  2. pp. ix-xiii
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  1. Introduction: Developing Urban Areas as if Gender Matters
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Part I: Women’s Health in Urban Areas
  2. p. 13
  1. Chapter 1. Women’s Health and the City: A Comprehensive Approach for the Developing World
  2. pp. 15-27
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  1. Chapter 2. Policy for a Better Future: A Focus on Girls and Women
  2. pp. 28-34
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  1. Chapter 3. Girls’ Health and Educational Needs in Urban Environments
  2. pp. 35-52
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  1. Chapter 4. Making Cities Safe for Women and Girls: Integrating a Gender Perspective into Urban Health and Planning
  2. pp. 53-69
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  1. Part II: Urbanization, Space, and Geography
  2. p. 71
  1. Chapter 5. Design of Healthy Cities for Women
  2. pp. 73-92
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  1. Chapter 6. Are Women Victims, or Are They Warriors?
  2. pp. 93-109
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  1. Chapter 7. Women with Disabilities and Cities
  2. pp. 110-143
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  1. Chapter 8. The Health and Well-Being of Immigrant Women in Urban Areas
  2. pp. 145-165
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  1. Part III: Models of Excellence
  2. p. 167
  1. Chapter 9. Women’s Health in the Urban Community: National Institutes of Health Perspective
  2. pp. 169-187
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  1. Chapter 10. Transforming Urban Environments
  2. pp. 188-208
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  1. Chapter 11. Bearing Witness: Women in Cities as Agents of Transformation for God
  2. pp. 209-226
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  1. Chapter 12. Accessibility to Health Care in Urban Environments
  2. pp. 227-239
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  1. Chapter 13. Mobilizing Communities to Prevent Violence Against Women and HIV in Kampala, Uganda
  2. pp. 240-257
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  1. Chapter 14. Philanthropy and Its Impact on Urban Women’s Health
  2. pp. 258-271
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  1. Afterword
  2. pp. 273-276
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 277-279
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  1. References
  2. pp. 281-304
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  1. List of Contributors
  2. pp. 305-313
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 315-330
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 331-332
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780812205084
Related ISBN
9780812243536
MARC Record
OCLC
793012562
Pages
328
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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