5085.0 International Women's Health Issues

Wednesday, November 7, 2007: 8:30 AM
: To illustrate important health disparities and issues at the international level, several different populations and regions are highlighted. In Juarez, Mexico, many women are uneducated about breast cancer and the importance of screening, leading to low awareness and late detection. Similarly, Romanian women show low rates of cervical cancer screening, and the factors contributing to the elevated mortality rate of cervical cancer in European countries will be discussed. Ethiopia, and specifically the Amhara region, has a disproportionate number of female health issues due to second-class status of females and poor governance. The issue of early marriage and the related health and social problems will be discussed, as well as suggestions for improving women’s health through community action in Ethiopia.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe levels of awareness and knowledge of cancer screening in international locations. 2. Explain potential barriers to screening for women in Mexico and Romania. 3. List factors that may influence women to be screened for cancer in other countries. 4. Describe the potential role of community involvement in improving health outcomes. 5. Understand the major implications of early marriage for international women’s health.

8:30 AM
Evaluation of breast cancer knowledge and barriers to screenings among women in Juárez, Mexico
Yelena Bird, MD, MPH, John Moraros, MD, MPH, CHES, Sasha King, BS, David Barney, MSW, MPH, PhD, Larry K. Olsen, DrPH, CHES, Adriana Peña De La Cruz, BS, Surasri Prapasiri, BS and Matthew Banegas, MS
8:50 AM
Cervical cancer: A public health issue in Romania
Cornelia Rada, Sociologist, Ileana M. Prejbeanu, MD, MPH, PhD and Decebal Hudita, MD, PhD
9:10 AM
9:30 AM
Causes and consquences of early marriage in Amhara region
Gultineh Kebede, MSc, Mengistu Asnake, MPH, MD, Bogalech Alemu and Kassahun Deneke

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Socialist Caucus, Maternal and Child Health, International Health, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights, Caucus on Refugee and Immigrant Health

CE Credits: CME, Health Education (CHES), Nursing

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