Women's health author to speak in San Antonio
Dr. Ester Shapiro,
editor of Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas, the recent Spanish
adaptation of a classic women’s health book, will speak in San Antonio on
Friday, March 9. Event sponsors include the School of Nursing at The University
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Dr. Shapiro will speak at 9 a.m. March 9 in the Visual
Arts and Technology Center, Room 120, at San Antonio College.
Nuestros Cuerpos, Nuestras Vidas is based on the English version of Our Bodies,
Ourselves, but moves beyond translation to address issues that are of
particular interest and relevance to Latinas. Among the highlights explored
Mutual help as a primary
health concern and its potential conflict with the self-help culture of
the United States;
Spirituality as a major
contributing factor of wellness;
Abortion for women who
come from a culture with strong religious influences;
High rate of tobacco use
The relationship of
sexual and family values on contraception use and family violence.
Dr. Shapiro’s talk, part of the local events celebrating Women’s History Week, is
an example of how local women’s and nursing groups consider community and
family to be integral components of working with women to address their health
care needs. The School of Nursing, the San Antonio College Women’s Center, the
Martinez Street Women’s Center, Hispanas Unitas, and Planned Parenthood of San
Antonio and South Central Texas are sponsoring the event.
For more information, call Dr. Pat Kelly, R.N., at 235-5190
or Judy Kovacs-Long at 733-2299.
Contact: Will Sansom