Book Chapters

Feminist Health Movements, Companion to Feminist Studies, edited by Nancy Naples, 393-410. (Hoboken: Wiley, 2021). With Marci Berger.

Violence against women in the new African wars, in War and Sexual Violence, edited by Frank Jacob and Sarah K Danielsson (Paderborn, Germany: Schöningh; Chicago: University of Chicago Press), 2019.

“Violence against women in war economies” in In Plain Sight: Sexual Violence in Armed Conflict, edited by Gaby Zipfel and Regina Mühlhäuser. New Delhi: Zubaan, 2019. German translation, Vor aller Augen. Sexuelle Gewalt in bewaffneten Konflikten, 2021 Hamburger Edition (

The World Health Organization and the Ebola epidemic, Meredeth Turshen and Tefera Gezmu, in Understanding West Africa’s Ebola Epidemic: Towards a Political Economy, edited by Ibrahim Abdullah and Ismail Rashid, pp. 244-262. London: Zed Books, Oct. 2017.

Algerian Adolescents Caught in the Crossfire, in Violence and gender in the globalized world: the intimate and the extimate, edited by V.G. Julie Rajan and Sanja Bahun-Radunovic, pp.75-90. Aldershot (UK): second edition 2015.

The Political Economy of War: What Women Need to Know, in Sexual Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Societies: International Agendas and African Contexts edited by Doris Buss, Joanne Lebert, Blair Rutherford and Donna Sharkey, pp. 28-40. London: Routledge, 2014.

Political and Social Violence: Health Effects, Reference Module, in Earth Systems and Environmental Sciences, Elsevier, 2014. 05-Feb-14 with Dona Schneider doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-409548-9.09048-5;

Food insecurity: The impact on African women and children, in Gendered Insecurities, Health and African Development, edited by Howard Stein and Amal Fadlalla, pp. 117-130 London: Routledge, 2012

Political and social violence: health effects. 2011. In Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, edited by J.O. Nriagu, volume 4, pp. 623–630. Burlington: Elsevier. With Dona Schneider

Reproducing labor: colonial government regulation of African women’s reproductive lives, in The demographics of empire: The colonial order and the creation of knowledge, edited by Karl Ittmann, Dennis Cordell & Greg Maddox, Ohio University Press, 2010, pp 217-144

 The political economy of women in Africa, in African Women: A political economy, edited by M. Turshen. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010

What has happened in Africa since Cairo? In Markets and Malthus: Population, Gender and Health in Neo-liberal Times, edited by Mohan Rao and Sarah Sexton. New Delhi: Sage Publications, 2010.

Child Poverty: The Gender Dimension, in Child Poverty: African and International Perspectives, edited by J.E. Doek, A.K. Shiva Kumar, D. Mugawe, and S. Tsegaye. Antwerp: Intersentia, 2009.

The Political Economy of Violence against Women during Armed Conflict in Uganda, reprinted in Cultures of Fear: A Critical Reader, edited by Uli Linke and Danielle Smith, Pluto Press, London, 2009. 

Algerian Adolescents Caught in the Crossfire, in Violence and gender in the globalized world: the intimate and the extimate, edited by V.G. Julie Rajan and Sanja Bahun-Radunovic, pp.75-90. Aldershot (UK): Ashgate, 2008, reprinted 2015

The Impact of Civil War on Women and Children, in Security, Reconstruction and Reconciliation: When the Wars End, edited by Muna Ndulo, 85-96. London” University College London Press, 2006

Definition and Injuries of Violence, in Interventions: Activists and Academics Respond to Violence, edited by E.A. Castelli and J.R. Jakobsen, 29-35. New York: Palgrave, 2004

Contested Claims and Individual Bodies, in Contested Terrains and Constructed Categories: Contemporary Africa in Focus, edited by G. C. Bond and N. Gibson, 365-378. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 2002

Engendering Relations of States to Societies in the Aftermath, in The Aftermath: Women in Post-conflict Transformation, edited by S. Meintjes, A. Pillay and M. Turshen, 78-96. London: Zed Books, 2002

The Political Economy of Rape: An Analysis of Systematic Rape and Sexual Abuse of Women during Armed Conflict in Africa, in Victors, Perpetrators or Actors: Gender, Armed Conflict and Political Violence, edited by C. Moser and F. Clarke, 55-68. London: Zed Books, 2001

Women’s Mental Health, in African Women’s Health edited by M. Turshen, 83-106. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2000

Even Strong Backs Need Support: Introductory Notes, in African Women’s Health edited by M. Turshen, ix-xxv. Trenton: Africa World Press, 2000

The Ecological Crisis in Tanzania, in Dangerous Intersections: Feminist Perspectives on Population, Environment, and Development, edited by Jael Silliman and Ynestra King, 89-107. Boston: South End Press/ London: Zed Books, 1999

Rationalizing Health Care Provision in Zimbabwe: The Role of the Public Sector in Treating the Malaise of Inefficiency, in Development at a Crossroads: Uncertain Paths to Sustainability after the Neo-Liberal Revolution, edited by M. R. Carter, J. Cason, and F. Zimmerman, 105-128. Madison: University of Wisconsin Global Studies Program. 1998

Women’s War Stories, in What Women Do in Wartime: Gender and Conflict in Africa. London: Zed Books, 1998 (Turshen, M and C. Twagiramariya, eds.)

The Political Ecology of AIDS in Africa, in The Political Economy of AIDS, edited by M. Singer, 167-182. Amityville, NY: Baywood, 1997

US Aid to AIDS in Africa, in AIDS in Africa and the Caribbean edited by G. C. Bond, J. Kreniske, I. S. Susser, and J. Vincent, 181-188. Boulder, CO: Westview Press, 1997

African Women and Health Issues, in African Women South of the Sahara edited by M. J. Hay and S. Stichter, 239-249. London: Longman, 1995. Second edition

The Impact of Economic Reform on Women’s Health and Health Care in Sub-Saharan Africa, in Women in the Age of Economic Transformation: Gender Impact of Reforms in Post-socialist and Developing Countries, edited by N. Aslanbeigui, S. Pressman, and G. Summerfield, 77-94. London: Routledge, 1994

Prescription de contraception aux femmes immigrées en France (with H. Bretin and A. Thébaud-Mony), in Population, reproduction, sociétés: perspectives et enjeux de démographie sociale, edited by D. D. Cordell et al., 217-234. Montréal: Les Presses de l’Université de Montréal, 1993

Migration, Public Policy and Women’s Experience (with H. Bretin and A. Thébaud-Mony), in Women’s Lives and Public Policy: The International Experience, edited by M. Turshen and B. Holcomb, 83-96. Greenwood Press, 1993

Taking Women Seriously: Toward Democratic Health Care in Africa, in Women and Health in Africa, edited by M. Turshen, 205-220. Africa World Press, 1991

Gender and Health in Africa, in Women and Health in Africa, edited by M. Turshen, 107-123. Africa World Press, 1991

Introduction, in Women and Health in Africa, edited by M. Turshen, 1-14. Africa World Press, 1991

Is AIDS Primarily a Sexually Transmitted Disease? In Santé publique et maladies à transmission sexuelle, edited by N. Job- Spira, B. Spencer, J.-P. Moati, and E. Bouvet, 345-349. Paris: John Libbey Eurotext, 1990

The Struggle for Health, in The Imperiled Economy, edited by W. James, et al., volume 2, Through the Safety Net, 209-216. NY: Union for Radical Political Economics, 1988 

Population Growth and the Deterioration of Health: Mainland Tanzania, 1920-1960, in African Population and Capitalism: Historical Studies, edited by D. D. Cordell and J. W. Gregory, 187- 200. Boulder: Westview Press, 1987; republished Madison: University of Wisconsin, 1994.

Food and Hunger in Ciskei, in World Recession and the Food Crisis in Africa, edited by Peter Lawrence, 275-282. London: James Currey, 1986

The Study of Women, Food, and Health in Africa, in Third World Medicine and Social Change: A Reader in Social Science and Medicine, edited by John H. Morgan, 241-251.  Washington, D.C.: University Press of America, 1983

Health, and Hunger, in Reading Lists in Radical Social Science, edited by M. Maier & D. Gilroys, 173-179. New York: Monthly Review Press, 1982

Psychological Aspects of Contraception, in Society, Stress and Disease, edited by L. Levi. London: Oxford University Press, 1978(3):116-125 (With Lars Engstrom)

Maternal and Child Health Around the World, in MCH Practice, edited by H. M. Wallace et al., 1301-1324. Springfield, IL: Charles Thomas, 1973 (with Franz Rosa)