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Transforming Society through Women’s Reproductive Health: Sex Education for a Post-Communist Russia


Rivkin-Fish, Michele R. (1999). Transforming Society through Women's Reproductive Health: Sex Education for a Post-Communist Russia.. Hesli, Vicki L. & Mills, Margaret H. (Eds.) (pp. 209-232). Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press.


Based on a 1996 U. of Iowa symposia series on "Women's Health Issues in Russia at the End of the 20th Century" and the editors' public opinion polling in Russia, this collection of 11 studies offers a multi-faceted approach. Focusing on the impact of sociopolitical transitions on health and health care, Part I assesses Russian attitudes and the politics of promoting women's issues. Current conditions and future needs of women as consumers of health care are addressed in Part II. Part III examines aspects of sexual politics and policy: e.g. attitudes toward family planning and press coverage of women's health issues. Finally, health care innovations, cross-cultural training, and educational initiatives are discussed. Hesli (political science) and Mills (Russian) are both at the U. of Iowa.

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Rivkin-Fish, Michele R.