Women's Health and Gender-Specific Considerations

Alison N. Huffstetler, Sarah I. Ramirez, Sarah N. Dalrymple, Megan H. Mendez Miller

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Abstract

Women's health is largely influenced by cultural beliefs, local traditions, and access to care across the world. Immigrant and refugee women experience health in varied ways; prior experiences with health care and beliefs about health should be explored with women on their arrival to the United States. Topics that should be discussed include menstrual practices, contraception and beliefs about family planning, prior screening for preventable diseases, pregnancies and experiences with childbirth, sexual assault and trauma, and history of traditional practices, including female genital mutilation (dependent on area of origin).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-129
Number of pages13
JournalPrimary Care - Clinics in Office Practice
Volume48
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pharmacology (medical)

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