3436.0 Women's Health Without Social, Political, and Geographical Borders

Monday, October 27, 2008: 4:30 PM
Health care issues involving socially, politically or geographically marginalized groups of women require special attention from health care providers, policy makers and intervention planners. Issues regarding cultural competence of health care personnel working with African American and Muslim populations, and the psychosocial adjustment of children in lesbian families will be discussed. Presenters will also address issues of multiple disadvantage in the retention of marginalized populations in longitudinal research.
Session Objectives: 1. Describe issues facing American lesbian families in which the children were conceived by donor insemination. 2. Describe the role of socio-economic status, education, and race in the etiology of health disparities in African American women. 3. Describe the disadvantages that may develop among women who receive TANF and General Assistance. 4. Describe the barriers Muslim women face in receiving culturally appropriate health care.

4:50 PM

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Organized by: Women's Caucus
Endorsed by: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Caucus of Public Health Workers, Maternal and Child Health, Occupational Health and Safety, Socialist Caucus

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

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