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Social Injustice and Public Health$
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Barry S. Levy and Victor W. Sidel

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780195171853

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195171853.001.0001

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(p.69) 4 WOMEN
Social Injustice and Public Health

Stacey J. Rees

Wendy Chavkin

Oxford University Press

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

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