Women’s Health in the Majority World: Issues and Initiatives (Second Edition)


Laurie Elit, MD (Editor)
Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Hamilton Regional Cancer Centre, Hamilton, ONT, Canada

Jean Chamberlain Froese (Editor)
McMaster University, Professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Ontario, Canada

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: MED078000

This novel text outlines issues faced by the majority of women living in low and middle income countries. The unique aspect of this book is the numerous examples of innovative solutions that have been implemented in various global settings. The chapter authors are transparent concerning the barriers encountered and successes experienced. This book covers well known medical issues related to pregnancy (like maternal morbidity, and abortion, female genital cutting), HIV, and gynecologic cancers with a focus on cervical cancer prevention and treatment. This book goes beyond the medical diagnoses to explore the social determinants of health such as environment priorities like the water-health nexus, social ills like human trafficking, political influencers like the impact of advocacy and low and high resource countries’ government agendas and the books closes with a discussion on the bioethical dilemmas. This goal of this book is to enable the reader to understand that by improving the status of women how this benefits the whole family and community. We ultimately hope that the reader becomes engaged in the process of improving the status of these women’s. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Female Genital Cutting (FGC)
Margaret Burnett (University of Mannitoba, Winnipeg, Mannitoba, Canada)

Chapter 2. Implementing Successful HPV Vaccination Campaigns in Developing Countries: A Case Study of Rwanda
Jessica Salituri (Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry, Western University, London, Canada)

Chapter 3. Human Trafficking: Health Consequences
Clydette Powell, Gloria Halverson (Department of Pediatrics, The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington, DC, USA, and other)

Chapter 4. Impact of HIV on Women’s Health in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Molly Whalen-Browne, Andrea Hunter, Tim O’Shea (Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine, McMaster University, and others)

Chapter 5. Abortion: The Tragedy of the Century
Florence Mirembe, Pius Okong (Makaree University, Uganda, and others)

Chapter 6. Maternal Mortality and Morbidity: Consolidating the Gains, Addressing the Ongoing Disparity
Jean Chamberlain-Froese, Eve Nakabemb (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, and others)

Chapter 7. Obstetric Fistula: A Catalyst for Preventing Maternal Morbidity and Mortality, Strategic Shifts in Programming
Peter Mukasa-Kivunike, Jacinto Amandua (Ministry of Health, Kampala, Uganda, and other)

Chapter 8. Social Determinants of Maternal Health: A Case of Uganda
Mary Ssonko Nabacwa, Olive Sentumwe-Mugisa (Faculty of Social Sciences, Uganda Christian Univeristy, Kampala, Uganda, and others)

Chapter 9. Women and the Water-Health Nexus
Corrine Schuster-Wallace, Susan Watt (United Nations University, Institute for Water, Environment and Health, and others)

Chapter 10. Nutrition of Adolescent Mothers in the Majority World: Challenges and Strategies
Josephine Nabugoom, Rhona M. Hanning (School of Public Health and Health Systems, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 11. Implementation Evaluations: Application to the Mother/Baby Friendly Hospitals Initiatives in Tanzania
Robert Alder, Pius Okong, Joseph Mwanga (Save the Mothers, Uganda Christian University, Uganda, and others)

Chapter 12. Advocacy for maternal health: Insights from 20 years of Crying out for the World’s Mothers
Jean Chamberlain-Froese, Teopista Agutu (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, and others)

Chapter 13. Governments and their Influence on Women’s and Children’s Health in Low and Middle Income Countries
Victor Neufeld, Sapna Sharma (McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada, and other)

Chapter 14. Gynecologic Cancer Services in the Majority World
Rahel Ghebre, Thomas C. Randall

Chapter 15. Implementing a Cervical Cancer Screening Program in Low and Middle Income Countries
Baigalimaa Gendendarjaa, Erdenjargal Ayush, Elena Maximenco, Munkhtaivan Adiya

Chapter 16. Gynecologic Oncology Surgical Care for Women in Low and Middle-Income Countries
Barry Rosen, Sarah Sinasac (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

Chapter 17. Bioethics and the Majority World
Dan Reilly (Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada)


Audience: Physicians, Health Care Providers (nurses, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, community workers), University Global Health courses.

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