The Antidote to Status Quo Health Care

by Elizabeth Shadigian, MD

Drawing on the actual experiences of women, WomanSafeHealth: The Antidote to Status Quo Health Care uses cartoons and humor together with analysis and compassion to reveal what it means to meet a woman's health care needs. Status Quo Health Care is a term coined at WomanSafeHealth to describe the poisoned care most women experience - hurried, depersonalized, cold, disrespectful, profit-driven – care that neglects her individual story and choices. At WomanSafeHealth each woman is a person, not a disease; a client, not a number. She is the focus, and her health care team is her consultant. Prescribing self-awareness, care analysis and personal empowerment as antidotes to Status Quo Health Care, Elizabeth affirms what every woman already knows: safety and respect must be the core of health care.

Elizabeth Shadigian, MD, FACOG is a board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist specializing in the health, safety and well-being of women. She received her medical degree from Johns Hopkins University and studied, taught and practiced at major health care institutions for 20 years. Elizabeth left academia as a Clinical Associate Professor to create WomanSafeHealth, a medical practice based on women's empowerment.

The book is now in print and available! The paperback costs $24.99 plus tax and the hardcover with premium color costs $45.99 plus tax. Both versions may be ordered online or ordered for pick up or delivery by contacting books@womansafehealthherstory.com or 734-707-3105.

Please join us for the WomanSafeHealth: The Antidote to Status Quo Health Care book launches:
- Crazy Wisdom Bookstore & Tea Room, Ann Arbor, Michigan on Thursday July 28th from 7-9 p.m.
- Eastern Michigan University Student Ballroom on September 10th, 2016 6-9 p.m.