Women and Health: Today's Evidence Tomorrow's Agenda.
Article Type: Book review
Subject: Books (Book reviews)
Pub Date: 05/01/2010
Publication: Name: Reproductive Health Matters Publisher: Reproductive Health Matters Audience: General Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Family and marriage; Health; Women's issues/gender studies Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2010 Reproductive Health Matters ISSN: 0968-8080
Issue: Date: May, 2010 Source Volume: 18 Source Issue: 35
Topic: NamedWork: Women and Health: Today's Evidence Tomorrow's Agenda (Report)
Persons: Reviewee: World Health Organization
Accession Number: 236247785
Full Text: World Health Organization, 2009

This is a report on women's health needs and their contribution to the health of societies. Using current data, this report takes stock of what is known about the health and leading causes of death of women across the life-course and across the regions of the world. AIDS-related illness is the leading cause of death and disease among women of reproductive age in low- and middle-income countries, particularly in Africa. Also, globally, unsafe sex is the single leading risk factor contributing to deaths among women of reproductive age. The report identifies opportunities for progress and points to areas in which better information plus policy dialogue at national, regional and international levels could lead to more effective approaches. Key findings include widespread and persistent inequities between men and women and between and within countries; the centrality of sexuality and reproduction to women's health; the toll of chronic disease, injuries and mental ill-health; the importance of a fair start for all girls; and health systems shortfalls.

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