Special Issue "Women’s Empowerment and Women’s Health Outcomes"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Women's Health".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 February 2021).
Interests: women’s health; maternal health; reproductive health; antenatal care; HIV
Women’s health disparities exist worldwide due to biological and gender-related differences in, as well as sociocultural barriers limiting access to, the use of quality health care. Health outcomes in women are related to the infrastructure of communities and societies, and are often a reflection of women’s place in society. Women’s positions in society are influenced by their educational, cultural, economic, legal, and political position. These are closely linked with women’s empowerment—a process by which women have the ability and agency to make strategic decisions about many aspects of life, including health, economics, familial, and interpersonal decisions. In attempts to address disparities in women’s health, there is a need for more research exploring the mechanisms by which women’s empowerment and status in home or society influence health, and how to work within and across cultural differences to improve the health of women.
This Issue will have a broad focus on the impact of women’s empowerment on several dimensions of women’s health, including reproductive health, pregnancy, childbirth, postnatal outcomes, quality of care, abuse and violence, and mental health. We welcome original research papers using different study designs as well as systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Dr. Sarah Blackstone
Dr. Laura Merrell
Manuscript Submission Information
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- women’s empowerment
- socioeconomic position
- women’s health
- reproductive health
- maternal health
- women’s mental health
- violence toward women