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Around the Globe for Women's Health

A Practical Guide for the Health Care Provider

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  • Editor-in-Cheif teaches a global health course and has worked in both Central America and Africa
  • Growing interest among trainees and physicians alike makes this a timely book
  • Contains case-based clinical information combined with cultural issues

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In the increasingly globalized twenty-first century, cross-cultural communication and knowledge of culturally informed health practices are critical skills for women’s health providers. Around the Globe for Women’s Health is a concise, culturally sensitive, and clinically relevant guide that aims to increase health equity through prevention and improved clinical care for women around the world. Case-based chapters highlight clinical issues (such as obstetric fistula, malaria, and postpartum hemorrhage) and barriers to care (the unmet need for family planning, or limited radiotherapy in low-resource countries, for example). Around the Globe for Women's Health is a must-have resource not just for physicians considering working in another country, but all providers seeking to provide better care for diverse populations of women within the United States.

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Table of contents (10 chapters)


From the reviews:

“This book covers common women’s health issues that obstetrics/gynecologists face in different areas around the world … . The intent is to highlight the challenges in women’s healthcare globally. This is certainly a worthwhile goal and the authors do a good job of achieving it. The book is intended for residents and physicians who plan to participate in global initiatives. … This is an interesting book on global women’s health issues for obstetricians and gynecologists.” (Anthony Shanks, Doody’s Book Reviews, November, 2013)

Editors and Affiliations

  • Dept. of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Director of Global Health, New York, USA

    Taraneh Shirazian

  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Dept. of Ob/Gyn & Reproductive Sciences, New York, USA

    Erin Gertz

About the editors

Dr. Taraneh Shirazian is the Director of Global Health in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, NY. She is also the cofounder and Medical Director of Saving Mothers (, a nonprofit dedicated to reducing maternal morbidity and mortality and improving the lives of women through prevention, education, training of local providers, and clinical outreach.

Dr. Erin Gertz is the first Global Health Fellow in the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She attended medical school at the University of Hawaii John A Burns School of Medicine and completed her residency training in Ob/Gyn at the Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Around the Globe for Women's Health

  • Book Subtitle: A Practical Guide for the Health Care Provider

  • Editors: Taraneh Shirazian, Erin Gertz

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4419-8257-5Published: 21 June 2013

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4419-8258-2Published: 21 June 2013

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XII, 144

  • Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 23 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Obstetrics/Perinatology/Midwifery, Gynecology, Maternal and Child Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

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