Feminists have long been interested in women’s health and health care issues. Women’s health has been the focus of concern, both for those who specifically seek to promote women’s right to well-being and good health care, and for those who seek to control health care practices and definitions: the clinical researchers and practitioners. The history of both medical and clinical psychological practice and research has indicated a number of ways in which women are disadvantaged and their needs made invisible. This occurs from the way women’s bodies are conceptualised and treated, through to definitions of women’s mental health and the availability of the conditions to promote their well-being.


Health Care Practice Good Health Care Woman Health Feminist Analysis Health Care Issue 
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of SheffieldUK
  2. 2.University CollegeLondonUK

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