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Health Education: Arab States
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On the whole, there is little in the way of systematic health education offered specifically to women. Women's generalized lack of empowerment and low social and judicial status relative to men, ranging from day-to-day concerns to the political arena, underpin the obstacles to their health education in the Arab states. Through inequality, women have disproportionately higher health risks, and these are exacerbated by poverty. Further, restricted life opportunities result in lower levels of educa…

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Heath, Robin, “Health Education: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0171a>
First published online: 2009

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