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Social and Political Aspects of Women's Health: A Research Guide : Websites

Resources and tips on researching social and political aspects of women's health.

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National Women's Health Network Seeks to "improve the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making."

Our Bodies, Ourselves Updates to the book, plus blog entries and more.

Feminist Collections: A Quarterly of Women's Studies Resources by the UW System Women's Studies Librarian.

Planned Parenthood Organization for women and families.

NARAL: Pro-Choice America for information on abortion.

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation breast cancer and other topics.

Global Alliance for Women's Health for international topics.

Women's Sports Foundation promotes physical fitness as well as sports. See especially Research area of the website.

HERS Foundation (Hysterectomy Alternatives and Aftereffects)

Websites for Women's Health, maintained by Joan Korenman

Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation for Wisconsin specific information.

Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health for even more information on health activism in Wisconsin.

Videos in Campus Libraries

Taking Our Bodies Back: the Women's Health Movement explorers ten critical areas of the women's health movement, from the concept of self-help to the issue of informed surgical consent.

The Defenders : a History of the Birth Control Movement in Wisconsin: Mother by Choice contributed to by Planned Parenthood.

Dying to be Thin Looks at the eating disorders anorexia nervosa and bulimia, current treatments, and the American obsession with thin women.

Hozho of Native Women "presents excerpts from a conference on Native American women’s health issues."

The Pill  chronicles little known chapters in the history of the birth control pill. Examines how far the pharmaceutical industry was willing to risk women’s health.

Silent Choices "illustrates the abortion issue through the lives of African American women, with both interviews and dramatic content. Features the personal experiences of several such women, some of whom chose to have abortions, and some who are staunchly pro-life."

 Slim Hopes: Advertising and the Obsession With Thinness an in-depth analysis of how female bodies are depicted in advertising images and the devastating effects of those images on women's health.

Struggles & Victories to Control Our Bodies, Our Hormones & Our Reproductive Freedom: National Women’s Health Network Conference, March 16, 1992, Madison, Wis. 

 Who Owns a Woman?: a Video Documentary "focuses on activity at the Women’s Health Care Services Clinic in Wichita, Kansas, during June and July, 2002, and the religious right’s takeover of Wichita during the 1990s."

Women of Color Health Issues: Cross- cultural Issues in Health: National Women’s Health Network Conference, March 16, 1992, Madison, Wis.