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Reproductive Health: Women and Men's Shared Responsibility

Author(s): Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, MS, MPH, RN, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, Professor Emerita, Frontier Nursing University, Riverside, California
  • ISBN-13: 9780763722883
  • ISBN-10:076372288X
  • Paperback    236 pages      © 2005
Price: $170.95 US List
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Reproductive Health: Women and Men’s Shared Responsibility debunks the common misconception that reproductive rights are synonymous solely with women’s health. In fact, the author proposes that reproductive health encompasses the role of men AND women, as well as the community, human rights, and social justice. Applicable for policymakers, leaders, and students in the public health field, this text approaches women’s and men’s health in a balanced, interactive approach by presenting case studies that link program and policy issues to practical experiences. 

Though broad in scope, the text is focused and uses a uniform approach to reflect the basic premise that reproductive health and the responsibility for it must be addressed in an individual, community, and global context.

Reproductive Health: Women and Men's Shared Responsibility is a much needed reference for both leaders and students in the field of public health. It offers a cutting-edge approach to its presentation of information about reproductive health, complete with recognition of the role of men, human rights, social justice, global health, infertility, environmental threats, gender violence, and more. There is no doubt that the need and timeliness for this book could not be greater.

Features & Benefits

Addresses the shared responsibility of women, men, and the community in promotion of reproductive health

Comprehensively addresses human rights, ethics, social justice, and the issues of both men and women as sexual beings and parents

Covers a variety of life situations, types of relationships, and reproductive health needs

Each chapter includes case studies that link program and policy issues to practical experiences

Unit 1: Reproductive Health: Advocacy to Action

Chapter 1: Speaking with One Voice
Chapter 2: Global Action for Reproductive Health

Unit 2: Becoming Sexual

Chapter 3: Life Pathways: Impact on Women's Reproductive Health
Chapter 4: Cultural Scripts and Men's Reproductive Health

Unit 3: Creating Family

Chapter 5: Family Planning: Choosing the Right Time
Chapter 6: Making Family by Other Means
Chapter 7: Facing Infertility

Unit 4: Undermining Reproductive Health

Chapter 8: Assaults from Within: Infections Affecting Reproductive Health
Chapter 9: Violence: Assaults on Parenthood
Chapter 10: Environmental and Behavioral Threats to Reproductive Health


Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, MS, MPH, RN, CNM, FACNM-FAAN, Professor Emerita, Frontier Nursing University, Riverside, California

Barbara A. Anderson, DrPH, CNM, FACNM, FAAN, is the director of the DNP program at the Frontier Nursing University. Her current research focuses on vulnerability as it relates to the nursing workforce shortage in both the U.S. and in developing nations.

Additional Titles by this Author
  • "Reproductive Health successfully creates a multilayered picture integrating historical, cultural, and clinical perspectives into a single text, covering not only the expected topics of family planning and reproductive tract infections (RTIs) but also subjects less frequently visited in works of similar subject matter…"

    —Lisa M. Noguchi, CNM, MSN
    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA
    Journal of Midwifery & Women's Health
    Vol.50, No.4 July/August 2005

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