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Books on Cultural Competency and the Context of Reproductive Health Medicine in Less Developed Countries

Medical anthropologists can provide insight into cultural aspects of individual, family, and community health behaviors and perspectives on health care in other countries. These titles may help provide an in-depth and valuable understanding of the context of medical care in a given country, region, or culture that can enhance your ability to address patients’ health care needs.

  • Croll, Elisabeth. Endangered Daughters: Discrimination Development in Asia. London: Routledge, 2000.
  • Fadiman, Anne. The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
  • Farmer, Paul. AIDS and Accusation: Haiti and the Geography of Blame. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.
  • Farmer, Paul. Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 2001.
  • Farmer P, Irwin A, Millen J, Fallows D. Global AIDS: Myths and Facts: Tools for Fighting the AIDS Pandemic. Boston: South End Press, 2003.
  • Farmer P, Simmons J (Contributor), Connors M. Women, Poverty and AIDS: Sex, Drugs, and Structural Violence. Monroe: Common Courage Press, 1996.
  • Gruenbaum, Ellen. The Female Circumcision Controversy: An Anthropological Perspective. Philadelphia, Pa.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2001.
  • Kidder, Tracy. Mountains Beyond Mountains: Healing the World: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer. New York: Random House, 2003.
  • Scheper Hughes, Nancy. Death Without Weeping: The Violence of Everyday Life in Brazil. Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1992.

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