ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

Review of Women's Studies

Review of Women's Studies
It is important to make a conceptual distinction between projects that seek to reduce poverty and enhance productivity and those that seek to empower women, as the strategies adopted in each case...
In the 1970s and 1980s medical education became the focus of critique and discussion all over the world. The WHO-initiated movement to reorient medical education (ROME) became a springboard for...
Surgery for long has been a male-dominated profession. In recent years, there have been a growing number of women taking up surgery. Despite such a notable shift, the bias towards the male continues...
Medicine as a body of knowledge has incorporated dominant class, caste and other biases/prejudices and notions. Its view of the human system is contextualised in a hegemonic, patriarchal class...
Over the last two decades textbooks of paediatrics have shown a significant change towards being more gender sensitive. A textbook of the 1970s, one of the two reviewed here, continues to carry the...
Several health needs are a result of gender inequity, and care seeking is affected by constraints emerging from gender, social and economic disparities. Gender sensitive provision of health care,...
This paper reviews, from a gender perspective and a non-medical viewpoint, two textbooks widely used in the undergraduate training of medical students. The absence of gender issues in the two...
This paper attempts to critique texts of medical jurisprudence from the perspective of gender concerns. The obvious and stated biases which are found in sections on sexual offences, the implicit bias...
Control over reproduction, fertility and sexuality has been increasingly slipping out of the hands of women. It is the policy-maker and even more importantly the medical professionals who have...
This paper explores the inclusion of social inputs, with gender as a central theme for the causation and management of different diseases, in textbooks of preventive and social medicine. It finds...
A systematic gender analysis of any health situation or condition entails the examination of the beliefs and norms that govern being male and female in a particular society; the gender roles and...
Psychiatry, unlike other medical disciplines, plays the unenviable role of a legal and social arbitrator with respect to the lives and conduct of thousands of mentally ill patients. Education goes...
This paper attempts to examine some basic data on women in agriculture and analyses the state budgets of Maharashtra, for the period 1998 to 2002, for their impact on women. It finds that most...
This study attempts to identify women-related expenditure in the Maharashtra budget, in order to estimate the share of budgetary resources actually provided for women vis-à-vis policy pronouncements...
Tamil Nadu's noon-cum-nutritious meal scheme is the country's largest in terms of the number of beneficiaries covered. There is little doubt that enrolment and retention of children, including girl...

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