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Health Policies: Western Europe
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Immigrant Muslim women have come to Western Europe from a number of countries of origin. They are not a homogeneous group but differ with respect to language, social class, form of Islam embraced, previous experiences of local health care systems, and cultural as well as personal perceptions of their bodies and their health. These differences feature prominently in their behaviors in European clinical settings as they choose health care providers, face language barriers in clinical settings, and…

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Roushdy-Hammady, Iman, “Health Policies: Western Europe”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 02 March 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0173f>
First published online: 2009

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