Page archived courtesy of the Geocities Archive Project https://www.geocitiesarchive.org
Please help us spread the word by liking or sharing the Facebook link below :-)


Download ICQ
What is ICQ?
Add me Page me Message me Zoom me Chat me
Please note: You must have ICQ in order to use the Add me, Message me and Chat me buttons.

This site is powered by the ICQ Banner Exchange Panel © 2000 ICQ Inc. All Rights Reserved.
The use of the ICQ Banner Exchange Panel is subject to the ICQ Tools Notice
and the other ICQ Terms of Service documents.


You may wish to use these tool's to search my site and the web


Search this site or the web powered by FreeFind

Site search Web search



Site Map What's New Search

Indexed by the FreeFind Search Engine.

<

A Woman's Bill of Rights

While not specific to pregnancy, I am sharing this "Bill of Rights" with you because it affects every woman.

It is from Dr.Carolyn Demarco's book,"Take Charge of Your Body: Women's Health Advisor".

A Woman's Health Bill of Rights and Responsibilities:

I have the right to be treated as an equal human being.

I have a right to be listened to and have my problems taken seriously.

I have a right to an explanation that I can understand in my native language, using a translator if necessary, on any questions concerning my health care.

I have a right to know the choices I will face in getting treated for any health problem, and to have possible side effects of any drugs or surgical treatments clearly explained.

I have a right to choose the types of treatment I prefer from among options offered to me by my doctor.

I have a right to have normal events in my life, such as pregnancy and menopause, not be treated as diseases requiring treatment.

I have a right to choose natural therapies and not be ridiculed for doing so.

I have a right to request a second opinion on any major surgery or health care decision.

I have a right to refuse any drug or surgical treatment.

I have a responsibility to become knowledgeable about my body and how it works.

I have a responsibility to learn as much as possible about my health problems, so I can make informed choices.

I have a responsibility to look after my diet, reduce stress, exercise, and to relax on a regular basis.

I have a responsibility to avoid pressuring my doctor into giving me drugs when I do not need them.

I have a responsibility to prepare my questions for my doctor beforehand, and schedule adequate appointment time to discuss them.

I am ultimately responsible for my own healthcare, using my doctor as a resource rather than an authority.



geocities archive


Click here to go back to the Main Page and resume visiting the rest of my site

geocities archive


© 1998

geocities mirror



geocities mirror

Updated as of March 29, at 4:30 p.m. EST


This Women's Health and Wellbeing WebRing site is owned by Women's Health and Wellbeing WebRing next
[ Next Page | Skip It | Random site ]

1