Catalyst 300 – Women’s and Children’s Health
Challenge 2.1: Women’s and Children’s Health
United Nations SDG’s prominently feature reproductive, neonatal, and children’s health as over 300,000 women worldwide die during pregnancy or at childbirth and 5.6 million children under 5 die annually. In the United States, maternal mortality doubled in the 21st century. These outcomes disproportionately affect people of color, for example, African-American women have three times higher rates than white women (Lu, 2018). Access to family planning is a key factor in women’s equality while also stabilizing population growth globally. This challenge therefore addresses issues related to reproductive, neonatal, maternal, and children’s health worldwide.
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- Women’s Global Health: Norms and State Policies / Boyd-Judson and James. 2013. (ebook)
- The Control of Childbirth: Women vs. Medicine Through the Ages / Brodsky. 2008.
- Where Human Rights Begin: Health, Sexuality, and Women in the New Millennium / Chavkin and Chesler. 2005.
- Women’s Empowerment and Global Health : A Twenty-First-Century Agenda / Dworkin et al. 2017. (ebook)
- Our Bodies, Our Crimes: The Policing of Women’s Reproduction in America / Flavin. 2009.
- Fit to be tied: sterilization and reproductive rights in America, 1950-1980 / Kluchin. 2009.
- Half the Sky: Turning Oppression Into Opportunity for Women Worldwide / Kristoff and WuDunn. 2009.
- Health and Health Care Concerns Among Women and Racial and Ethnic Minorities / Kronenfeld. 2017. (ebook)
- Rural Women’s Health / Leipert et al. 2012. (ebook)
- Social Injustice and Public Health / Levy and Sidel. 2013.
- Poverty and Children: A Public Health Concern / Lieberman and Merrick. 2009. (ebook)
- Matters of choice: Puerto Rican women’s struggle for reproductive freedom / Lopez. 2008.
- Rural Women’s Sexuality, Reproductive Health, and Illiteracy : A Critical Perspective on Development / Maynard-Tucker. 2014. (ebook)
- Improving the Odds for America’s Children: Future Directions in Policy and Practice / McCartney et al. 2014.
- Undivided Rights: Women of Color Organizing for Reproductive Justice / Silliman et al. 2016.
- Pregnancy and Power: A Short History of Reproductive Politics in America / Solinger. 2005.
- Born in the USA: How a Broken Maternity System Must Be Fixed to Put Women and Children First / Wagner. 2008.
- Poverty and place: cancer prevention among low-income women of color / Wells et al. 2019.
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CDC: Resources and data specifically related to women’s health from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention.
CIA World Factbook : Background information on each country in the world
Every Woman Every Child: Global organization dedicated to improving the health outcomes of
women and children.
Gallup polls: Public opinion polls regularly conducted on political, social, and economic issues.
Office on Women’s Health: The OWH is funded by the Dept. of Health and Human Services and
focuses on education and policies covering all aspects of women’s health.
Organization for Economic Development & Cooperation: Organization working to improve
inequalities around the globe, especially in regards to income inequality.
ProQuest Statistical Abstracts: Over 1400 indexed tables of statistics on the social, political, and
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USA.gov: Access to information from federal agencies
US Census Bureau: Access to data from federal surveys and censuses.
WHO: Research and resources regarding women’s health from the World Health Organization,
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Wisconsin.gov: State of Wisconsin government and demographic information