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Climate disasters ‘block access to women’s healthcare’ [NAIROBI] Climate change-related disasters are worsening the vulnerabilities of women and girls as essential health services including family planning get overlooked during such times, a report says. The report by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) says...

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The effectiveness of health belief model initiative in breast cancer screening behaviors among women health volunteers. Knowledge of screening methods and regular diagnostic tests play an important role in reducing the incidence of cancers and their mortality. We investigated the effectiveness of health belief model initiative in breast cancer screening behaviors among women health volunteers. A quasi-experimental...

Attitudes towards comparison of male and female genital cutting in a Swedish Somali population. Introduction: In Sweden, the law treats female genital cutting (FGC) differently from male genital cutting (MGC). However, the comparability of the medical, ethical, and legal aspects of genital cutting of girls and boys are increasingly discussed by scholars, although little is known about how...

Attitude towards female circumcision among women in Ethiopia. Female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) is a global phenomenon mostly practiced in Africa, Asia, and the middle east. It involves the removal of the external female genitalia for non-medical reasons. The practice cuts across different ethnic and religious groups in Africa and is associated...

Insights into preventing female genital mutilation/cutting in Sri Lanka: a qualitative interpretative study. Background: FGM/C is a cultural practice associated with adverse health outcomes that involves the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia or injury to the genitalia. FGM/C is a form of violence against women and girls. There are no laws that specifically outlaw FGM/C in Sri...

Health care professionals' attitudes towards youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services in Jordan: a cross-sectional study of physicians, midwives and nurses. Background: Youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services are thought to make such services for adolescents more accessible and acceptable; however, provider attitudes may still present an important barrier. Improving youth SRH service utilization has been recognized as a national...

Trend in female genital mutilation and its associated adverse birth outcomes: a 10-year retrospective birth registry study in northern Tanzania. Background: Approximately 200 million women and girls were reported to have undergone female genital mutilation worldwide in 2015. UNICEF's data based on household survey estimates 15% of women from 15-49 years have undergone FGM from year 2004-2015. Despite this, reliable data on trend of...


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Safety, risk and accidents - experiences from the European Alps. This chapter analyses the role of risk and danger in outdoor recreation with a special focus on winter tourism, and then presents recent findings on accidents and injuries when practising winter sport activities. Finally, this chapter provides recommendations to reduce the number of accidents and...

The ecological transition. Exposure to the risk factors that increase vulnerability to trauma and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as pollutants, poor diet, poor air quality and increased conflict, disaster and extreme weather events, is driven by a third mega-trend: human development and progress. This chapter focuses...

Effects of air pollution on human health. The drastic rise in urbanization and the growing economy has resulted in an increase in sources of air pollution in the developing and underdeveloped countries. There has been a constant increase in urban sources, i.e. industries, vehicles running on dirty fuels, burning of fossil fuels, waste and...

 

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Aquaculture occupational safety and health in Brazil. Health, safety and injury prevention actions should be prioritized in aquaculture, where workers are exposed to a wide range of risks. This paper is based on a scoping report by a group of international experts, funded by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and administered by Fisheries and...

Changing attitudes to female genital mutilation: an integrative research review of recent literature on FGM in Nigeria. In Nigeria, 19.9 million girls and women aged between 15 and 49 years underwent female genital mutilation (FGM) between 2004 and 2015, making it a red-flag nation in terms of the practice. The paper notes the issues of bodily, medical, sexual and psychological harm and disability associated with...

The ecological transition. Exposure to the risk factors that increase vulnerability to trauma and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as pollutants, poor diet, poor air quality and increased conflict, disaster and extreme weather events, is driven by a third mega-trend: human development and progress. This chapter focuses...

 

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