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Access to maternal health and midwifery for vulnerable social groups in the EU

Davaki, Konstantina (2019) Access to maternal health and midwifery for vulnerable social groups in the EU. Women's Rights & Gender Equality (PE 608.874). European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium.

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This study, commissioned by the European Parliament’s Policy Department for Citizens’ Rights and Constitutional Affairs at the request of the FEMM Committee examines issues related to access of vulnerable social groups to maternal health care services and midwifery in the EU. As the study points out, this access is affected by the interplay of health systems, law, policies, socio-economic factors and attitudes of health professionals and users which leads to barriers to access and consequently to worse health outcomes for those women, as evidence demonstrates. This study critically discusses the issues, analyses the causes, surveys the literature for best practices and makes policy recommendations, aiming at improving the situation for vulnerable women and contributing to reduction of health inequalities.

Item Type: Monograph (Report)
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Additional Information: © 2019 European Parliament
Divisions: LSE Health
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
R Medicine > RG Gynecology and obstetrics
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2021 09:21
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 22:33

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