Twenty-four million Americans currently suffer from osteoporosis, a reduction in bone mass that increases susceptibility to fractures (Gold et al., 1993)
Prenatal care monitors the health of women during pregnancy, when special health problems can arise.
Domestic violence has burst into the national spotlight relatively recently.
By 1989, twenty states had implemented programs to raise the wages of workers in female-dominated job classes in their state civil services.
Women have a unique relationship to the health care system in the United States that needs to be taken into account in health care reform.