Gendered Vulnerabilities: Women's Health and Access to Healthcare in India

Authors : Mishra, Manasee

Published Year: 2006

Background Paper Series 2. Mumbai: CEHAT, vii,56 p., July 2006. [ISBN 81-89042-45-9]

Indian society has remained deeply entrenched by the patriarchal norms and values. Needs of women emerge and progress through the life cycle; from childhood to adolescent to womanhood. Women's health and access to health care in background of such complexities, poses a challenge. This paper highlights the vulnerability of Indian women with respect to there health and healthcare. Any programme that aims to address women's health needs should be sensitive to such complexities in women's lives being staged on a social terrain of remarkable inequalities. Download full report Download full report

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