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Women’s Health and the World’s Cities The City in the Twenty-First Century Eugenie L. Birch and Susan M. Wachter, Series Editors A complete list of books in the series is available from the publisher. Women’s Health and the World’s Cities Edited by Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA PRESS PHIL ADELPHIA Copyright © 2011 University of Pennsylvania Press All rights reserved. Except for brief quotations used for purposes of review or scholarly citation, none of this book may be reproduced in any form by any means without written permission from the publisher. Published by University of Pennsylvania Press Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104-4112 Printed in the United States of America on acid-free paper 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Women’s health and the world’s cities / edited by Afaf Ibrahim Meleis, Eugenie L. Birch, and Susan M. Wachter. — 1st ed. p. cm. — (The city in the twenty-first century) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-0-8122-4353-6 (hardcover : alk. paper) 1. Urban women—Health and hygiene. 2. Urban women— Social conditions. 3. Urban health. 4. Women’s health services. 5. Urbanization—Environmental aspects. 6. Urbanization— Social aspects. I. Meleis, Afaf Ibrahim. II. Birch, Eugenie Ladner. III. Wachter, Susan M. IV. Series: City in the twenty-first century book series. RA564.85.W666524 2011 362.1082—dc22 2011012391 To Dean Kehler for inspiring and supporting this initiative from its inception, and for his unwavering commitment to healthier communities This page intentionally left blank ...


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