Women's Bodies: A Social History of Women's Encounter with Health, Ill-Health and Medicine

1st Edition

Edward Shorter

Published December 31, 1990
Reference - 414 Pages
ISBN 9780887388484 - CAT# Y355812

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What has been the source of women's oppression by men? Shorter argues that women were victimized by their own bodies. Exploring five centuries of medical records and folklore from Europe and the US, he shows how pregnancy, childbirth, and gynecological disease have kept women in positions of social


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