This material addresses different dimensions and types of care on women's health, understanding that it is important to take care of our body and mind in the different phases and situations that we go through. It’s essential to know and access support networks and to, collectively, find the ways to deal with the events that cross our lives.
In this Guide, you will find basic information and different services available to take care of your physical, mental, sexual and reproductive health, as well as reflect on how to plan your aging. You will also find some ideas for preventing and coping with situations of violence against women or police brutality.
Am I depressed?
Have you ever heard of Harm Reduction?
Self-care is a relevant subject now a days. Why is it so important?
Another indispensable care is food.
Have you ever heard of Family Planning?
“I had an unprotected relationship, I don't use contraceptive methods
and I'm afraid of getting pregnant. What can I do?"
You took the test and the result was negative. How did you feel?
You took the test and the result was positive. How did you feel?
When we talk about sexual and reproductive health, a very important topic is obstetric violence.
Did you know that there are many myths about violence against women?
Police brutality, present in slums and peripheries, is another factor that profoundly affects women's health.
What is Social Security?
But, after all, what are the rights I will have if I join?
And now, a final message!
We hope this Guide can be useful for all of you, women of Maré! Share the information with your friends and family and we will strengthen ourselves together and collectively.
The main thing is to know that we are the ones who decide about our bodies and our lives. And that we need to take care of our physical and mental health to be well and happy!
And remember that, at Women’s House of Maré, we have open doors to welcome you. Contact us or come visit us!
Women’s House of Maré Team
Eliana Sousa Silva (Redes de Desenvolvimento da Maré)
Miriam Krenzinger Azambuja (School of Social Service, UFRJ)
Research Coordination and Systematization of the Guide
Noelle Coelho Resende (Post-Doctoral Student of the Post-Graduate Program ESS / UFRJ)
Team elaborating the Guide at UFRJ
Giselle Moraes, Lilian Ramos S. Costa, Luzenir Fernandes, Tatianny Araújo
Apoio Administrativo: Gisele Martins
Graphic Design: Amapola Rios
Review: Elizete Munhoz Ribeiro
ESS / UFRJ Academic Supervision Team:
Elaine Moreira, Fabiana Ferreira Luiz, Rosana Morgado, Miriam Krenzinger Azambuja
Center for Research on Race and Law Team
Moniza Rizzini Ansari, Nadine El-Enany, Sarah Keenan
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