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Socioecological Factors Influencing Sexual Health Experiences and Health Outcomes of Migrant Asian Women Living in ‘Western’ High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review

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Collaboration for Evidence, Research and Impact in Public Health, School of Population Health, Curtin University, Bentley 6102, Australia
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College of Medicine & Health, University of Exeter, Devon EX4 4PY, UK
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Academic Editors: Tinashe Dune, Zelalem Mengesha, Pranee Liamputtong and Amit Arora
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(5), 2469; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052469
Received: 4 January 2021 / Revised: 19 February 2021 / Accepted: 28 February 2021 / Published: 3 March 2021
Migrant health has been identified as one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century. Migration experiences are influenced by gender and gender norms and have important implications for the sexual health of migrant women. This systematic review explored socioecological factors influencing sexual health experiences and health outcomes of migrant Asian women living in “Western” high-income countries. PRISMA guidelines were followed and this study was registered with PROSPERO. Five academic databases were searched for peer-reviewed articles published between 2000 and 2019. Of 2415 studies retrieved, 17 met the selection criteria: 12 qualitative, 4 quantitative, and 1 mixed-methods study. The four levels of Bronfenbrenner’s socioecological model were applied to examine the individual, interpersonal, institutional, and societal factors of influence. Most studies (n = 13) reported individual level factors, focusing on knowledge and use of contraceptives. At a societal level, host country sociocultural factors, including gender and cultural norms, influenced knowledge, ability to access and utilise contraceptives, and access to health services. Findings suggest that the public health policy, practice, and research to improve the sexual health of migrant women requires greater consideration of the intersecting factors of gender, culture, and the migration process. View Full-Text
Keywords: migrants; women; systematic review; sexual and reproductive health; socioecological model migrants; women; systematic review; sexual and reproductive health; socioecological model
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Gray, C.; Crawford, G.; Maycock, B.; Lobo, R. Socioecological Factors Influencing Sexual Health Experiences and Health Outcomes of Migrant Asian Women Living in ‘Western’ High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 2469. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052469

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Gray C, Crawford G, Maycock B, Lobo R. Socioecological Factors Influencing Sexual Health Experiences and Health Outcomes of Migrant Asian Women Living in ‘Western’ High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(5):2469. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052469

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Gray, Corie, Gemma Crawford, Bruce Maycock, and Roanna Lobo. 2021. "Socioecological Factors Influencing Sexual Health Experiences and Health Outcomes of Migrant Asian Women Living in ‘Western’ High-Income Countries: A Systematic Review" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 5: 2469. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052469

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