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Gender Disparities In Health Care

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Health care providers need to be concerned about gender in relation to health. The vast amount of obstacles in healthcare such as access to medical treatment, money for healthcare, and focus on reducing harmful behaviors are all beneficial but do not often address the gender disparities that exist globally (Ostlin, Eckermann, Mishra, Nkowane, & Wallstam, 2006). Women in developing countries often face gender violence, cultural beliefs that do not allow them to receive proper health care, poor nutrition and do not have much choice over the decisions for their bodies (Teweldeberhan, 2016). Along with socioeconomic and cultural background, gender can determine a person’s health beginning from their birth throughout their life. With the lack of
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