Although there are many reference guides to diseases, symptoms, and treatment for health problems of women, there is comprehensive source for the social, political, ecomic and ethical issues that affect women's health decisions. The Encyclopedia of Women's Health Issues provides valuable information on over 200 topics, including the issues and history surrounding diseases and medical procedures faced by women; health concerns of different ethnic groups of women; information on organizations and programs that deal with women's health; profiles on the people who have pioneered women's health services and information; and legal decisions related to women's health. An extensive bibliography and guides to good Web sites and organizations give users additional helpful resources. Among the features and benefits of this reference are Charts and tables that present helpful facts and statistics Contacts for Web sites and organizations that provide access to information about women's health issues--much of it free Coverage of the issues, t just the diseases, critical to women's healthcare Provides both basic information and guidance for further reading and research
KATHLYN GAY is the author of more than 100 books, including young adult books, encyclopedias, teacher manuals and portions of textbooks. Most of her work focuses on social and environmental issues, culture, history, and communication. In 1983, her book Acid Rain was selected as an Outstanding Book by the National Council for Social Studies and National Science Teachers' Association. Silent Killers received the same award in 1988. Global Garbage: International Trade in Toxic Waste was chosen as a Notable Book for Young People in 1993. In recent years, Kathlyn Gay has collaborated with family members, sons Martin and Douglas Gay and daughter Karen Hamilton, on various books.