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Karen Gutierrez: global reviews of mass media campaigns for smoking cessation and youth tobacco use prevention: “comprehensiveness is the key”

Karen Gutierrez: global reviews of mass media campaigns for smoking cessation and youth tobacco use prevention: “comprehensiveness is the key” Deborah Meacham What are the goals of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the area of tobacco control? The Office on Smoking and Health in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) […]

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Silencios, presencias y debates sobre el aborto en Puerto Rico y el Caribe hispano

Silencios, presencias y debates sobre el aborto en Puerto Rico y el Caribe hispano Warren Colon, Alice Larrinaga, Elsa Planell, eds. Cuadernos Atlantea, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Fundacion Atlantea, Universidad de Puerto Rico, 2001. 141 p. Silences, Stands and Debates on Abortion in Puerto Rico and the Hispanic Caribbean addresses the issue of abortion in […]

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Bioethics and abortion

Bioethics and abortion Debora Diniz Of all bioethical themes, the issue of abortion has been the subject of most articles, debates, scientific congresses and public discussions. Nonetheless, this is no indication of significant advances or democratic consensus on the issue in recent years. Much to the contrary. The problem of abortion provides very good examples […]

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“health care has always been women’s work”

Maria Angeles Duran: “health care has always been women’s work” Adriana Gomez Under the auspices of Chile’s National Health Fund (FONASA) and the Pan American Health Organization, Spanish expert Maria Angeles Duran recently presented a course in Chile entitled “The Invisible Costs of Health Care,” a subject which she has addressed in numerous specialized publications. […]

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The Medicalization of women’s bodies in the era of globalization

The Medicalization of women’s bodies in the era of globalization Anna Arroba In this article, I would like to share some ideas about the medicalization of health and specifically of women’s bodies and health as an aspect of globalization. The patriarchal system is effectively based on the control and appropriation of women, especially our bodies. […]

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On masculinity

On masculinity The video “Minha Vida de Joao/La vida de Juan” (John’s Life) was co-produced by the Brazilian groups PROMUNDO, ECOS, PAPAl and Mexico’s Salud y Genero (Gender and Health) with support from the IPPF and PAHO. Part of the series “Working with Young Men,” coordinated by PROMUNDO, the video addresses the construction of masculinity […]

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May 28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health

May 28 International Day of Action for Women’s Health Health clearly reflects the many inequities of women’s daily lives. Nevertheless, the true extent of these disparities were not understood until very recently when gender perspective explained how the social constructs of female and male account for men’s position of domination and privilege and women’s subordination […]

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Under the Southern Cross

Under the Southern Cross Choike — “Southern Cross” in the language of the Mapuche, one of Chile’s indigenous peoples – is a new website dedicated to promoting South American NGOs by providing information on their activities and campaigns and links to the NGOs’ own websites. This project is sponsored by the Third World Institute, a […]

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Gender and aging

Gender and aging Factsheet of the Pan American health organization’s women, health and development program, no. 30, July 2001 * “Since the health of a woman in earlier periods of her life forms the basis of her health in later stages of her life, it is essential to consider the health of aging women within […]

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rights, health, education and development

Nicaragua 2003: rights, health, education and development Ana Maria Pizarro In the first year of the new Nicaraguan government headed by President Enrique Bolanos, government agencies, the women’s movement and other social organizations are facing a number of serious obstacles, as we anticipated in an earlier critical review: (1) * Weakening of the separation of […]