Special Issue "Global Women's Health"
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: 31 August 2020.
School of Medicine, Tzu-Chi University, Taiwan
Interests: minimally invasive gynecology; high-risk pregnancy; public health; maternal-fetal medicine
I am organizing a Special Issue on "Global Women’s Health" in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, a peer-reviewed journal that publishes articles and communications in the interdisciplinary area of environmental health sciences and public health. For detailed information on the journal, please refer to https://www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph.
Women’s health is a major concern all over the world. During pregnancies, women may encounter complications, including preterm births, spontaneous or artificial abortion, gestational hypertension and diabetes. For the rest of their lifetime, they may face problems that potentially threaten their health, such as endometriosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, genital prolapse, and gynecologic cancers. In addition, fertility, contraception, the effect of environmental hormones (endocrine disruptors) on women’s diseases, and health disparities of females are all important issues. According to a WHO report, health disparities of females exist in many countries as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. In many countries, women are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors which prevent them from benefiting from quality health services, including unequal power relationships between genders, social norms that decrease education and paid employment opportunities, an exclusive focus on women’s reproductive roles, and potentially physical, sexual, and emotional violence.
This Special Issue solicits any original contributions and reviews that explore the natures of diseases and health impact on women in different countries and communities. Studies discussing health issues of global women mentioned above are welcomed. The listed keywords suggest just a few of the many possibilities.
Prof. Kuo-Hu Chen
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- Preterm birth
- Abortion, spontaneous or artificial
- Gestational hypertension
- Diabetes, overt or gestational
- Gynecologic cancer
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome
- Minimally invasive gynecologic surgery
- Fertility and contraception
- Genital prolapse
- Environmental hormones (endocrine disruptor) and women’s diseases
- Health disparities of females