Jeane Ann Grisso, MD, MSc; Michelle Battistini, MD; Lesley Ryan, BA
Grisso JA, Battistini M, Ryan L. Women's Health Textbooks: Codifying Science and Calling for Change. Ann Intern Med. 1998;129:916-918. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-129-11_Part_1-199812010-00025
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1998;129(11_Part_1):916-918.
“Silence is the main enemy of gender equality, and it seems to be breaking” .
In response to the rapidly growing base of knowledge about women's health, several general textbooks have been published. These texts address important questions that have been raised in women's health. In this paper, we discuss three of these questions: 1) How do we define “women's health” when only reproductive and gynecologic issues are unique to women? 2) What do women want? Women receive more health services than men-why is there an outcry about health care for women? 3) Why focus on women's health? Men die at a younger age than women, and women's advantage in longevity has remained the same for decades.
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