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Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Arab States
(1,483 words)

The inter-related health problems of reproductive morbidity and sexually transmitted diseases represent a significant deficiency in the well-being of women in the Arab states. However, because of their association with women's sexuality, there is tremendous stigma attached to these conditions in this cultural context particularly, and they are consequently under-researched. Moreover, little public policy attention has been devoted to addressing these concerns, given a preoccupation until recentl…

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DeJong, Jocelyn, “Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Arab States”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0178a>
First published online: 2009

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