History of the women’s health movement

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History of the women’s health movement

  1. 2. Key Organizations <ul><li>1970-Boston Women’s Health Collective publishes Our Bodies, Ourselves </li></ul><ul><li>1971-Feminist Women’s Health Centers </li></ul><ul><li>1973-Committee to End Sterilization Abuse </li></ul><ul><li>1975-National Women’s Health Network </li></ul><ul><li>1981-National Black Women’s Health Project </li></ul>
  2. 3. Ideology of the Grassroots Feminist Health Movement <ul><li>Knowledge </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Critique medicalization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Favor “evidence based medicine” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Empowerment/Authority </li></ul>
  3. 4. Ideology of the Grassroots Feminist Health Movement <ul><li>Consciousness raising groups </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ the personal is political” </li></ul></ul>
  4. 5. Ideology of the Grassroots Feminist Health Movement <ul><li>Lay leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Refuse corporate sponsorship </li></ul>
  5. 6. Results <ul><li>Increased awareness of women’s health issues </li></ul><ul><li>Research Funds </li></ul><ul><li>Research Participation Parity </li></ul>
  6. 7. Results <ul><li>1990-Office of Research on Women’s Health (NIH) </li></ul><ul><li>1991-Office on Women’s Health (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services) </li></ul><ul><li>1993-NIH Revitalization Act </li></ul>
  7. 8. Professionalization <ul><li>$$$$$$$ </li></ul><ul><li>Often disease/issue specific </li></ul>

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