Resources.HESPERIAN FOUNDATION MATERIALS
Four health care resources for providers are available from the Hesperian Foundation:
* HIV HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), either of two closely related retroviruses that invade T-helper lymphocytes and are responsible for AIDS. There are two types of HIV: HIV-1 and HIV-2. HIV-1 is responsible for the vast majority of AIDS in the United States. , Health and 13ur Community: A Guide for Action, a 256-page illustrated guide for community health care workers with little medical knowledge or HIV prevention training who are confronting HW in their communities. The publication emphasizes successful HIV-prevention efforts and suggests ways to counsel clients about infection risk and changing behaviors that increase that risk. Topics include HIV biology, prevention program design, disease epidemiology, and grant writing. Available in English, this resource costs U.S. $16 for U.S. providers. It is offered at a discount to qualified developing-country providers, who should contact Hesperian prior to placing orders to determine whether they qualify.
* A free women's health Women's Health Definition
Women's health is the effect of gender on disease and health that encompasses a broad range of biological and psychosocial issues. education and training newsletter, published three to four times annually in English (Women's Health Exchange) and Spanish (Saludos). Each issue includes a topic-oriented training guide, women's health information, and news from women's groups worldwide.
* Where Women Have No Doctor, a health care book for women wanting to improve their health and providers seeking health information related to women. Developed with community-based groups and experts from over 40 countries, this 584-page illustrated book helps individuals understand, treat, and prevent many health problems affecting women. It is also available in Spanish (Don& no hay doctor para mujeres). Cost is U.S. $20 for U.S. providers. A discount may be available for developing-country providers, but they should contact Hesperian to see whether they qualify before placing orders.
* Where There Is No Doctor b>Where There is No Doctor is a well-known "village healthcare handbook" by David Werner, Jane Maxwell, and Carol Thuman, published by http://www.hesperian.org/ Hesperian. , a 512-page illustrated manual that provides information on the diagnosis and treatment of common diseases. A recent reprint of the Spanish version (Donde no hay doctor) includes updated information on common medicines, hepatitis, tuberculosis, and HIV/AIDS HIV/AIDS Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome . Cost is U.S. $17 for U.S. providers. A discount may be available for qualified developing-country providers.
To order, contact: The Hesperian Foundation, 1919 Addison Street, Suite 304, Berkeley, CA 94704, USA. Telephone: (510) 8454507. Fax: (510) 845-0539. Newsletter e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or subscribe online at http://www.hesperian.org. E-mail for other resources: email@example.com.
WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION RESOURCES
Selected Practice Recommendations/hr Contraceptive Use, available free from the World Health Organization (WHO), provides evidence-based guidance on how to use contraceptive methods safely and effectively once they are deemed to be medically appropriate. WHO is also offering the free resource Transforming Health Systems: Gender and Rights in Reproductive Health Within the framework of WHO's definition of health as a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being, and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity, reproductive health, or sexual health/hygiene , a CD-ROM-format curriculum for trainers. It is intended to give health managers, planners, policy-makers, and other reproductive health workers the analytical tools and skills necessary to integrate gender equity and reproductive rights Reproductive rights or procreative liberty is what supporters view as human rights in areas of sexual reproduction. Advocates of reproductive rights support the right to control one's reproductive functions, such as the rights to reproduce (such as opposition to forced concepts into reproductive health programs and policies. Participatory in nature, the curriculum uses case studies, exercises, and practical material to present a spectrum of reproductive health issues, including information on maternal mortality, HIV/AIDS, sexual violence, and sexual debut. To obtain either of these resources, both available in English, contact: World Health Organization, Department of Reproductive Health and Research, Documentation Centre, 1211 Geneva Geneva, canton and city, Switzerland
Geneva (jənē`və), Fr. Genève, canton (1990 pop. 373,019), 109 sq mi (282 sq km), SW Switzerland, surrounding the southwest tip of the Lake of Geneva. 27, Switzerland. Telephone: 41-22-791-4447. Fax: 41-22-791-4189. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. An electronic version of Selected Practice Recommendations/hr Contraceptive Use is available at http://www.who.int/reproductive-health/ publications/rhr_02_7/.
HORMONAL CONTRACEPTIVE DATABASE
The International Planned Parenthood Federation The International Planned Parenthood Federation is a global non-governmental organization with the broad aims of promoting sexual and reproductive health, and advocating the right of individuals to make their own choices in family planning. (IPPF IPPF International Planned Parenthood Federation
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IPPF International Penal and Penitentiary Foundation ) offers a free, searchable, online database of hormonal contraception Hormonal contraception refers to birth control methods that act on the hormonal system.
Currently, all hormonal contraceptives are designed for use by women rather than men, though research on a male hormonal contraceptive (“the male Pill”) has been underway for . Available in English, Spanish, and French, this tool for family planning family planning
Use of measures designed to regulate the number and spacing of children within a family, largely to curb population growth and ensure each family’s access to limited resources. practitioners, doctors, health workers, medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies, international health organizations, and others can be found at http://contraceptive.ippf.org.