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An Introduction to Global Women's Health.

Abstract

Sex-based health disparities are evident throughout the world; however, nowhere are these disparities greater than in resource-poor countries. Women in developing nations lack basic health care and face life-debilitating and life-threatening health issues. Some health issues never existed in the West, whereas science eradicated others decades ago. Maternal mortality, female genital cutting, child marriage, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS, and cervical cancer are a few of the issues that plague developing nations. This article introduces some of these challenging health problems. In subsequent issues, they will be explored in more depth. Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology hopes that highlighting global women's health issues will increase awareness and establish a renewed commitment to improving women's lives.

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    Department of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA.

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    Pub Type(s)

    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    18701928

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - An Introduction to Global Women's Health. A1 - Nour,Nawal M, PY - 2008/8/15/pubmed PY - 2008/8/15/medline PY - 2008/8/15/entrez KW - Cervical cancer KW - Female genital cutting KW - HIV/AIDS KW - Maternal mortality SP - 33 EP - 7 JF - Reviews in obstetrics & gynecology JO - Rev Obstet Gynecol VL - 1 IS - 1 N2 - Sex-based health disparities are evident throughout the world; however, nowhere are these disparities greater than in resource-poor countries. Women in developing nations lack basic health care and face life-debilitating and life-threatening health issues. Some health issues never existed in the West, whereas science eradicated others decades ago. Maternal mortality, female genital cutting, child marriage, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS, and cervical cancer are a few of the issues that plague developing nations. This article introduces some of these challenging health problems. In subsequent issues, they will be explored in more depth. Reviews in Obstetrics & Gynecology hopes that highlighting global women's health issues will increase awareness and establish a renewed commitment to improving women's lives. SN - 1941-2797 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18701928/abstract/An_Introduction_to_Global_Women's_Health_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/18701928/ ER -