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Gender, Sexuality and HIV/AIDS: Exploring Politics of Womenas Health in India

by Skylab Sahu SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
Pub Date:
02/2015
ISBN:
9789351500810
Format:
Hbk 240 pages
Price:
AU$119.00 NZ$121.74
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This book examines the role of the Indian State in addressing health rights issues of women. It analyses provisioning of health care facilities to women with HIV/AIDS in particular and discusses: and bull; Provisions taken by the State in providing health care to people and bull; Whether in this process the State has been patriarchal in nature or emerged as a power regime, exercising its power over women and bull; Whether the State has given enough significance to women suffering from HIV/AIDS or has it stigmatized them? and bull; Dimensions of health care accessibility, gender equity measures and strategies taken.The book also explores the engagement of civil society organizations and critically analyses service delivery and activism led by them. Finally, it analyses the role and limitations of health movements towards redressing health rights of women. It will evoke interest among postgraduate students and teachers of public health, community health, and will also be a helpful reference for the policy makers as well as for NGOs, public health practitioners and human rights activists working in this sector.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Health Discourse in India
The State and Women's Health in India
Gender, Power and Sexuality: Women's Vulnerability to HIV/AIDS
The State's Approach To HIV/AIDS: A Gender and Health Rights Perspective
Addressing the Rights of HIV- Positive Women: Interventions by Civil Society Organizations
Health Movements in India
Conclusion
Bibliography

Skylab Sahu teaches at the University of Delhi and also engages in research on issues like gender, state, civil society, health and rights. After completing her PhD, she worked on health issues with Swaasthya (a non-governmental organization) in New Delhi. She has published several research papers in refereed journals such as Journal of Health Management, Sociological Bulletin, Journal of Political Science, Journal of Exclusion Studies, Asian Journal of Development Matters and so on. She has presented a number of papers in national and international conferences such as International AIDS seminar held in Mexico in August 2008 in Mexico City.Dr Sahu has also presented a paper on aProtecting the health of the poor: Social movements in the Southa, in October 2011 held at the University of Delhi.