Solving Health Problems
Whenever a woman has signs of a health problem, she needs
information in order to solve it. She needs to know what the
problem is, its cause, what can be done to treat it, and how to
prevent it from happening again.
In this chapter we tell the story of one woman, Juanita, and
how she solved her health problem. Although the details apply
only to Juanita, the way she thinks about her problem and works
to solve it can apply to all health problems. You can use this
method to solve a health problem yourself or to make decisions
about getting good medical care.
Juanita discovered that a lasting solution to her health
problem involved looking beyond her own situation. She also
had to identify the root causes of the problem in her community
and country, and work to change them. Like Juanita, you and
your community can use this method to identify all the causes
of women’s poor health—and to plan ways to make your
community a healthier place for women.
➤ Some problems
must be treated with
skilled medical care.
But most health
problems can be
treated at home or
can be prevented by
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