Complementary, Alternative, and Traditional Medicine

Prospects and Challenges for Women's Reproductive Health

By Jennie M. Hornosty, Maria Costanza Torri

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This timely edited collection explores the use of complementary, alternative, and traditional medicine for women’s reproductive health. Bringing together a multidisciplinary team of contributors from around the world, Torri and Hornosty introduce students to topics such as fertility, menopause, pregnancy, child birth practices, post-natal care, breastfeeding, and breast cancer. Providing insights into the wide spectrum of practices and beliefs that define complementary and alternative medicine, the contributors situate women’s health issues within the local socio-cultural, geographic, economic, historical, and political contexts in which they exist. The thought-provoking research and discussions explore some of the perceived differences and complementarities between traditional medicine and biomedicine in reproductive health.

Featuring learning objectives, critical thinking questions, and a glossary, this pedagogically rich volume is well suited to courses in medical anthropology, sociology of health and medicine, women’s health, public health, and health policy.

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Number of Pages

282

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17.15 " x 24.77”

print ISBN

9781551309187

PDF ISBN

9781551309194

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