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

Citation

Rivkin-Fish, Michele R. (1999). Transforming Society through Women's Reproductive Health: Sex Education for a Post-Communist Russia. In Hesli, Vicki L. & Mills, Margaret H. (Eds.), Medical Issues and Health Care Reform in Russia (pp. 209-32). Lewiston, N.Y.: Edwin Mellen Press.

Abstract

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.

Reference Type

Book Chapter

Book Title

Medical Issues and Health Care Reform in Russia

Series Title

Studies in Health and Human Services

Author(s)

Rivkin-Fish, Michele R.

Editor(s)

Hesli, Vicki L.
Mills, Margaret H.

Year Published

1999

Pages

209-32

Publisher

Edwin Mellen Press

City of Publication

Lewiston, N.Y.

Reference ID

4345