Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution

Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution

An eye-opening, investigative account of the dismal state of women's healthcare in the U.S. One of Elle's "30 Best Books to Read This Summer" American women visit more doctors, have more surgery, and fill more prescriptions than men. In Everything Below the Waist, Jennifer Block asks: Why is the life expectancy of women today declining relative to women in other high-income An eye-opening, investigative account of the dismal state of women's healthcare in the U.S. One of Elle's "30 B...

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Title:Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution
Author:Jennifer Block
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Genres:Feminism
ISBN:125011005X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:283 pages pages

Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution Reviews

  • Carol Evans
    Aug 12, 2019
    Everything Below the Waist by Jennifer Block was eye-opening. In the last few years, I?ve gone out of my way to see women doctors, they make me more comfortable and I feel like they listen better, but to be honest, I hadn?t really thought beyond that. Block?s focus is on women?...
  • Darcie K
    Sep 21, 2019
    Good lord, why is everything so f*cking hard? Doctors don't know about women's bodies because they rely on research done by men on men's bodies. Oh, and traditional interpretations of history inform men (and women) that women's opinions and experiences are of a lesser value. Real conve...
  • Julie
    Jul 05, 2019
    A strong contribution to feminist health advocacy literature! Block covers her vast topics well. Occasionally, I wanted her to delve further into a topic, or to more continually emphasize health disparities, especially among women of color (though she does so a solid amount and acknowl...
  • Katie
    Oct 25, 2019
    A good, robust and thorough examination of issues related to health care for women. It goes far beyond the typical "they only do experiments on men!" common complaint, examining topics such as pregnancy, menstruation, miscarriage, abortion, menopause, as well as issues affecting both g...
  • BMR, LCSW
    Jul 10, 2019
    I got an ADC from Netgalley for review. I finished this a couple of days ago but I was not sure how to review it. I went back and forth on 4 or 5 stars, because there was a lot I disagreed with but ultimately it was so well written, and taught me so much I didn't know about previ...
  • Cari
    Apr 13, 2019
    Block's PUSHED was an influential work in the fight against medicalized birth. I found it to be the most well-researched book I read while preparing for the deliveries of my children in 2012 and 2015. While there are never any easy answers when it comes to birth, Block covered the stor...
  • Erin
    Oct 09, 2019
    Advance copy from NetGalley-- and I am grateful. I didn't realize there was so much I didn't know about my own reproductive organs (and a lot I did know but it's still fascinating to read about). If you want to know more about how ignorance of the female anatomy system and pathology ha...
  • Caroline
    Apr 19, 2019
    ***NO SPOILERS*** It's been reported that doctors dismiss female patients while taking seriously male patients. For instance, doctors are more likely to miss symptoms of heart disease or heart attack in women than in men. Jennifer Block?s argument is that a feminist revolution in ...
  • TL
    Nov 29, 2019
    *dates reflect when my hold ran out on Overdrive app and had to wait my long wait for my turn again.* Audiobook narrator: 5 stars This is such an an important book, everyone needs to read it. I will be recommending this to all my friends and family (and my niece when she is old...
  • Diana
    Aug 07, 2019
    An eye-opening, important book about inequality in medical care for women. Provides hard to come by statistics. ...
  • Jessica
    Jun 19, 2019
    (I received my ARC of this book in a Goodreads Giveaway). I will start off by saying this book has taken me so long to finish because it is so heavy and in your face with information that it is at times quite overwhelming. (The first chapter about birth control pills actually sent m...
  • Vlad
    Sep 03, 2019
    Wow. Everything you think you know about women?s medicine is wrong. From IUDs to abortion to the birth business ... this book is eye opening. ...
  • Janet
    Apr 04, 2019
    I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. From the publisher, as I do not regurgitate the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it. An eye-opening, investigative account of the dismal state of women...
  • Ian Rose
    Aug 06, 2019
    Such a hard book for me to review. It wasn't written for me, and I'm not qualified to criticize it, many of the ideas, terminology and situations in it being new to me. I think it's important for men, particularly men in politics and public policy, to be at least basically literate on ...
  • Shannon (Mrsreadsbooks)
    Mar 17, 2019
    When I read the synopsis of this book, I knew I wanted to read it immediately. As someone who has both chronic physical and mental illnesses, I have experienced the way our medical community often treats women. Everything Below the Waist contains not only a great deal of information on...
  • Rachel
    Apr 25, 2019
    This book was hard to read. It broke my heart, enraged me, but also made me feel validated in my experiences. At times, I'd catch myself clenching my jaw at the horror of the experiences documented here, or I'd feel my lip curl up involuntarily. I wish I could say I don't believe a ...
  • Ari Santillanes
    Oct 07, 2019
    Well, I finally finished my summer reading challenge. And I am so glad I picked this book from a list of new releases recommended by the librarian. It took me a bit of time to read. Factor in the start of the school year and triaging more student writing. When I was reading this bo...
  • Sarah
    Sep 03, 2019
    This book wasn't exactly what I expected it to be, but it is a solid introduction into the issue of women's health care. I expected this book to cover more general topics of health and look into how women may have a more difficult time being heard within the medical community, but inst...
  • Elaine Ruth Boe
    Oct 18, 2019
    I'm not sure how exactly to rate this book. It made me question basically everything, but I don't know what I'll do with that wariness moving forward. Some questions, like about different forms of birth control side effects and the pros/cons of c-sections, I knew a little about. Others...
  • Corey
    Feb 20, 2019
    Even though I haven't read it, I've rated it five stars to cancel out the one-star review of a guy who seems to be a Neo-Nazi. Edit: I have read it, and I no longer have it rated five stars because I don't feel right giving an untrue rating. Basically, I liked it and think it's incr...
  • Mary
    Jul 16, 2019
    Everything Below the Waist is a thorough investigation of women's health care. Block examines topics such as birth control, fertility/infertility, routine gynecological exams, and so much more. She dives deeply into each topic, and her research often goes back decades as she strives to...
  • Kathleen
    Apr 20, 2019
    This is a very important book full of research on what half of the people in the world need to know. Up until now, the majority of information about sexuality and the organs involved has been for males; even the lab rats were males. This book is for anyone, those just beginning their r...
  • Renay Russell
    Jan 17, 2020
    Very interesting read - found it quite eye opening ...
  • Donna Hines
    Jun 17, 2019
    "An eye-opening, investigative account of the dismal state of women's healthcare in the U.S." As a woman who has suffered from chronic back pain which was finally diagnosed 30 yrs later as spinal canal stenosis, DDD, Bilateral Facet Atrophy, and severe foraminal narrowing requiring su...
  • Sammi Jayne Brooks
    Mar 09, 2019
    Anyone that reads my reviews knows I hate "copy and paste" books. So for me to be giving this book 5 STARS is an incredible achievement. I'm also not one to like reading stuff that makes no sense to me (OK, who is?), like detailed science or topics I don't know much about, but the ...
  • The Lexington Bookie
    Jul 15, 2019
    Holy. WOW. Not even 5% into this eARC galley I was already astounded. Block does her research and backs it with scientific evidence, case studies, and even more research! Right out of the gate, she is offering factual information without holding anything back, yet staying absolutely...
  • Mama's Got a Plan
    Oct 07, 2019
    Everything Below the Waist: Why Health Care Needs a Feminist Revolution, is NOT Jennifer Block?s plea for everyone to donate more to Planned Parenthood. Instead it is a critical view of all aspects of women?s reproductive health care. Block covers obstetric violence, as she did in ...
  • Melissa
    Jul 20, 2019
    ?This is a book about feminism?s unfinished revolution in women?s health.? Fascinating, informative, and appalling, Jennifer Block has written the most revealing book on women?s healthcare to date. This one is a must read for every woman currently under the care of the US ...
  • Cynthia D
    Jun 08, 2019
    Holy cannoli! This book is chock full of information and so many bits of historical information around why healthcare is the way it is for women today. I really didn't expect that when I requested this book, and I'm pleasantly surprised by that. I have a public health background and...
  • Victoria Tice
    Sep 11, 2019
    A must-read for every woman. ...