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:Nonfiction
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?...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Jessica
    Mar 10, 2019
    I won this book as an ARC in a Goodreads Giveaway. This book is about female OBGYN health, which I was interested in primarily because I have a uterus. From pads to pap smears this book covers it all, exploring why birth control was created and why a male equivalent has not yet been cr...
  • Diana
    Aug 07, 2019
    An eye-opening, important book about inequality in medical care for women. Provides hard to come by statistics. ...
  • Jennie Seaman
    Jul 17, 2019
    This book. I will be recommending this book to every woman in my life. I'm going to be running out and buying myself a copy of this as soon as I can! This book is so amazing and enlightening. I know I'm going to be doing more research for myself and keep this book close. This book was ...
  • 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...
  • Elizabeth
    Mar 02, 2019
    I got this book as a Goodreads giveaway. I was already interested in women?s health and appreciated the combination of anecdotes, data, and history. I learned a lot and saw some issues from a new perspective. I felt overall it could have benefited from a clearer focus. Each chapter s...
  • 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...
  • Amber
    Jun 09, 2019
    I received a free copy of this book through Goodreads? First Reads program. I?m not really sure what to say about this one, other than it made me despair to be a woman living in the United States, and, it pretty well put me off the idea of ever bearing children in this country. Whi...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Helena#bookdreamer
    Aug 28, 2019
    Thank you netgalley for providing this ARC in exchange for an honest review. I thought this was a very well written book. It is related from a feminist perspective on women's health and the disparity that still exist in medicine. Heavy reading material but digestible if you are intere...
  • Emily D
    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. ...
  • 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...
  • Shari Suarez
    May 23, 2019
    Eye opening look at the medical system and how it treats women. Covering everything from birth control to infertility and prescriptions to abortion this is a well-researched account of the dismal state of healthcare as it pertains to women. Jennifer Block has done a wonderful job of ...
  • 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...
  • Sheri  Konschak
    Mar 15, 2019
    I won this book in a Good Reads giveaway. I know it is a very important and informative book. I plan on donating it to my local library for other women to read and be informed. I agree that there are many changes that should be made when it comes to women and health care. I just wonder...
  • Alex Holmblad
    Sep 05, 2019
    An absolute MUST-READ if you want to know the truth about feminism in the health care system (or lack thereof). This book was truly earth-shattering and made me question everything I thought I knew and accepted. Get ready to get angry about how shockingly misinformed we as women are ab...
  • 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...
  • 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 ...
  • Leigh Ann
    Jun 05, 2019
    An informative and comprehensive call to action, well-researched history and medicine. Not advocating an "all-natural" approach to women's health; she advocates that we understand women's bodies more and find better and more effective alternatives to current medical practices, which of...
  • 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...
  • Ashlee
    Sep 06, 2019
    This has to be the best book I have ever read. I think this should be required reading for all women, especially before they go into motherhood. So many things that we should be questioning as women, but are not because we are just "going with the flow" and doing what has always been d...