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Challenges to maternal health care utilisation among ethnic minority women in a resource-poor region of Sichuan Province, ChinaOxford Journals, 2010A goal of the Chinese government is to improve the quality and use of maternity services. This paper presents a simple descriptive study of maternal health care utilisation (MHCU) among ethnic minority women in a remote region of China. The paper shows that:DocumentWorld Health Organization, 2010The WHO has launched an ambitious course of transforming health systems towards primary health care (PHC), yet integrating a gender perspective within PHC reform is a major challenge. This document aims to outline the basic elements of gender-equitable PHC reforms. The paper concludes the following:Document
Thematic report: the global campaign for the health millennium development goals 2011: innovating for every woman, every childMinistry of Foreign Affairs, Norway, 2011Improving the health of women and children contributes extensively to economic development. This report describes business models that innovators have used with success, as well as case studies of some of the most powerful and ingenious innovations in women and children’s health (WCH).Document
Impact of psychological disorders after female genital mutilation among Kurdish girls in northern IraqEuropean Journal of Psychiatry, 2011Female genital mutilation (FGM) in Iraq has been brought to public attention by several human rights organisations since 2003. This study investigates the mental health status of young girls after genital mutilation in Northern Iraq. The author assumes that FGM is connected with a high rate of post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD). The results indicate that:DocumentBioMed Central, 2011Female genital mutilation (FGM) is widely practiced in some parts of Africa, although it can cause immediate complications (pain, bleeding and infection) and delayed complications (sexual, obstetric, psychological problems).DocumentReproductive Health, 2011Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) is a harmful traditional practice with severe health complications, deeply rooted in many Sub-Saharan African countries. The objective of this study is to perform a first evaluation of the magnitude of the health consequences of FGM/C in The Gambia. A number of females who had undergone FGM/C were surveyed and consulted. Key findings:DocumentUnited Nations Population Fund, 2011The objective of the ‘UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme on Female Genital Mutilation and Cutting (FGM/C) Accelerating Change’ is to contribute to the abandonment of FGM/C in 17 African countries. This annual report is sought to convey a clear picture of the programme’s third year of activities.Document
What factors are associated with recent intimate partner violence: findings from the WHO multi-country study on women’s health and domestic violenceBioMed Central, 2011Intimate partner violence (IPV) against women is a global public health and human rights concern. This multi-country study is sought to identify factors that are consistently associated with abuse across sites, in order to inform the design of IPV prevention programs. Main findings of the paper are that:Document
Intimate partner violence, relationship power inequity, and incidence of HIV infection in young women in South Africa: a cohort studyThe Lancet, 2010Research linking gender inequity and gender-based violence to HIV is limited. This paper assess whether intimate partner violence (IPV) and relationship power inequity increase risk of incident HIV infection in South African women. Some of the important points demonstrated in the paper are as follows:DocumentUniversidad de Alicante, 2010Violence against women (VAW) is a social problem that States must address legally to deal with this source of injustice, inequality, and physical and non-physical health problems. This editorial aims to describe the international situation as regards VAW legislation, focusing in particular on violence by intimate partners.