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Women’s Center Monthly Reading List

The Women’s Center has curated a monthly reading list to showcase the importance of literature and the transformative power of the written word. This list will include theoretical text, fictional novels, non fiction books and articles. Skim through our list and let us know your favorite piece! Tag us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter!

December’s reading list was created to shed light on the intersections of health as it relates to gender, race, and class. It is also created to raise awareness for National Aids Day and National Health Day.


  • Health Disparities in the United States: Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health by Donald A. Barr
  • Gender and Health: The Effects of Constrained Choices and Social Policies by Chloe Bird and Patricia Parker
  • The Remedy: Queer and Trans Voices on Health and Health Care edited by Zena Sharman
  • Trans Bodies, Trans Selves: A Resource for the Transgender Community edited by Laura Erickson-Schroth
  • The Body Silent: The Different World of the Disabled by Robert Murphy
  • And the Band Played On: Politics, People, and the AIDS Epidemic by Randy Shilts
  • Dying and Living in the Neighborhood: A Street-Level View of America’s Healthcare Promise by Prabhjot Singh
  • Medicine, Religion, and Health: Where Science and Spirituality Meet by Harold Koenig


  • “Addressing Disparities in Reproductive and Sexual Health Care in the U.S.”
  • “If the Government Redefines Gender to Exclude Trans People, It Could Worsen an Urgent Public Health Crisis”
  • “For The Sake Of Our People, America Needs More Black Doctors”
  • “HIV and AIDS: Transmission myths and facts”
  • “Sick and Afraid, Some Immigrants Forgo Medical Care”