Published on July 13, 2014
July 14, 2014 ANTH/CPH/GWS 438A Samantha Grace, MA, ABD: July 14, 2014 ANTH/CPH/GWS 438A Samantha Grace, MA, ABD Photo Credits: http://flourish.org/upsidedownmap/ and http://www.aclu.org/womens-rights/human-rights Women’s Health in a Global Perspective Welcome! : Welcome! Review the Syllabus today Mini-lectures, readings, multimedia resources, weekly quizzes, a midterm project, and a final project (with smaller weekly steps) Review the Assignment Guidelines today (and again later) Check the syllabus daily to determine your responsibilities for the day and to plan ahead for your next assignment . Email me ( [email protected] ) if you have any questions, and give me 24 hours to reply. Any technology issues? Contact D2L immediately. Any content issues? Contact me. Course perspective on women’s health: Course perspective on women’s health Considering power and its effects on health Global inequalities (e.g. economic inequality) Gender inequalities “Human Rights” and the limitations/opportunities of this perspective Biocultural approach avoids biological and cultural reductionism Should the U.S. be part of a discussion about the health of women worldwide? : Should the U.S. be part of a discussion about the health of women worldwide? Photo credit: Nations Online Project The U.S. has women’s health challenges as well! Think about how U.S. policies shape women’s health globally. Consider…: Consider… The U.S. spends more on health care and childbirth-related care than other countries but is 50 th in the world for maternal mortality (Association of Reproductive Health Professionals 2011) Six U.S. states allow pharmacists to refuse to dispense contraceptives, including emergency contraception ( Guttmacher Institute 2013) Women in America are 35% more likely than men to be impoverished (Legal Momentum, Women’s Legal Defense and Education Fund 2013) U.S. Presidents can implement or rescind the Global Gag Rule (Mexico City Policy) at will. The rule dictates international NGOs receiving US funds will not perform or promote abortions. ( www.engenderhealth.org 2013) Let me know if you have any questions!: Let me know if you have any questions! Looking forward to working with you!