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Socioeconomic and Cultural Ideas of Endometriosis in Low and Middle-Income Countries: A Narrative Literature Review

Abstract Background: Endometriosis is a condition characterized by the growth of the endometrium, or the tissue that lines the uterus, outside of the uterus, and it is diagnosed through the presence of endometriotic lesions in the pelvic region. The disease is most often associated with abnormal and painful vaginal bleeding. Currently, minimal literature exists concerning the management of endometriosis in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), which may influence the lack of a cultural competent understanding of menstruation in LMICs and, therefore, a lack of evidence-based policies concerning menstruation.

Methods: Social and cultural barriers influencing endometriosis reporting and management in LMICs were examined through a systematic litera... (more)
Created Date 2019-05
Contributor Santora, Emily (Author) / Maienschein, Jane (Thesis Director) / Abboud, Carolina (Committee Member) / Hagaman, Ashley (Committee Member) / School of Human Evolution and Social Change / School of Social Transformation / Barrett, The Honors College
Subject Endometriosis / Menstrual Health Management / Menstruation / Public Health
Series Academic Year 2018-2019
Type Text
Extent 42 pages
Language English
Collaborating Institutions Barrett, the Honors College
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