Comparing sexual and reproductive health care of Afghan women on the move. Elliniko refugee camp versus official shelters in Athens

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Unit:
Κατεύθυνση Προστασία και Πρόληψη των κινδύνων στην Εργασία και το Περιβάλλον
Library of the School of Health Sciences
Deposit date:
2018-07-13
Year:
2018
Author:
Chronopoulou Eleni
Supervisors info:
Ε. Ριζά, ΕΔΙΠ, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Α. Λινού, Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Μ. Καντζάνου, Επίκουρη Καθηγήτρια, Ιατρική, ΕΚΠΑ
Original Title:
Comparing sexual and reproductive health care of Afghan women on the move. Elliniko refugee camp versus official shelters in Athens
Languages:
English
Translated title:
Comparing sexual and reproductive health care of Afghan women on the move. Elliniko refugee camp versus official shelters in Athens
Summary:
The main purpose of this study was to identify the impact of living conditions, comparing two different types of accommodation, refugee camp and official shelters, to sexual reproductive health status of Afghan women, recently entered Greece after a long and unsafe for their life journey.
The final sample was 486 Afghan women entered in Greece from January 2016 till April 2017 either from Turkey crossing with boats the Aegean Sea to Greek islands or on foot from Turkey to Northern Greek borders.
From the analysis derives that women living in refugee camp are more likely to be diagnosed with Sexual Transmitted Infections comparing with women living in official shelters (apartments). Women living in apartments are more likely to be diagnosed as healthy (in terms of SRH) comparing to those living in refugee camps. Also women living in shelters are more likely to use a family planning method and more likely to have access in medical tests comparing with those living in a camp. Women living in a camp are more likely to visit sexual reproductive services for genital infections and menstrual disorders comparing to those living in shelters which are visiting SRH services due to pregnancy and family planning.
Housing conditions affects the quality of life and is an important indicator of the degree of integration for refugees. Provision of apartments seems to be a good practice for integration in the community. More research and systematic data collection are needed to form policies about integration.
Main subject category:
Health Sciences
Keywords:
Women, sexual and reproductive health, Afghan, Housing, Refugees
Index:
No
Number of index pages:
0
Contains images:
Yes
Number of references:
42
Number of pages:
68
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