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Women

Stacey J. Rees and Wendy Chavkin

in Social Injustice and Public Health

Published in print September 2005 | ISBN: 9780195171853
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780199865352 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.003.0004
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This chapter describes how social injustice affects the health of women and the underlying causes and roots of social injustice against women. It discusses what needs to be done, including increasing access to quality health care, strengthening prevention programs that promote women's health, undertaking gender-sensitive initiatives that address sexually transmitted diseases and sexual and reproductive health issues, promoting research and disseminating information on women's health, and increasing resources and monitoring follow-up for women's health.

Keywords: social injustice; violence; poverty; gender discrimination; abortion; family planning

Chapter.  7660 words. 

Subjects: Public Health and Epidemiology

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