PP24WomenHealthLifeCourse.ppt

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World Health Organization, 2009
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Global Issues The risks of pregnancy and childbirth o Gender-based economic discrimination against women affects access to health care o Enormous disparities among and within countries in women’s health o More women than men die in disasters o At risk for sexual coercion and rape in conflict and crisis
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Many health problems in adult  women originate in childhood Poor nutrition o Abuse and neglect (including sexual violence and genital mutilation) o Lack of education and support http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sB6KFqwuCb0
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Changing Adolescent Behavior will  Bring Health Benefits Later Risk factors Obesity STIs Early pregnancy Alcohol , drugs, tobacco Poor diet Lack of exercise o Good habits established in adolescence will reduce later mortality and disability due to: Cardiovascular disease Stroke Cancers
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Programs for Adolescent Girls  Improve the Health of the  Community http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0UK1475D4Tc
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