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Living Between Two Cultures: A Reproductive Health Journey of African Refugee Women

Abstract Most studies on refugee populations tend to focus on mental health issues and communicable diseases. Yet, reproductive health remains a major aspect of refugee women's health needs. African refugee women in the United States continue to experience some difficulties in accessing reproductive health services despite having health insurance coverage. The purpose of this study was to understand the reproductive health journey of African refugee women resettled in Phoenix, Arizona. This study also explored how African refugee women's pre-migration and post-migration experiences affect their relationships with health care providers. The study was qualitative consisting of field observations at the Refugee Women's Health Clinic (RWHC) ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Jatau, Mary (Author) / Koblitz, Ann Hibner (Advisor) / James, Stanlie (Committee member) / Robillard, Alyssa (Committee member) / Johnson, Crista (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Gender studies / Women's studies / African studies / African Refugee Women / Health Care Providers / Intersectionality / Postcolonialism / Pre-migration and Post-migration / Reproductive Health
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 371 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Gender Studies 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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