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Title :Consideration to health care and gender in Sri Lanka : mainly examined themes related to women's health
Authors :Thalwaththe Gedara Nadeeka Shayamalie Gunarathne
Nakamura, Masaru
Aoki, Hagiko
Taguchi, Megumi
Hotta, Kaori
Ishida, Mayumi
Yamazaki, Yoshihiro
Sakai, Sayuri
Sakagami, Momoe
Sato, Megumi
Sato, Takuichi
Yamamoto, Hideki
Iwafuchi, Mitsuya
Publisher :新潟大学医学部保健学科
Issue Date :May-2019
Journal Title :新潟大学保健学雑誌
Volume :16
Issue :1
Start Page :1
End Page :10
ISSN :2188-4617
Abstract :The authors report about health care and consideration of gender in Sri Lanka. The health system has positively provided regional medicine service with a central focus on prevention. As for Primary Health Care service for women, Public Health Midwives have offered care for pregnant women and children and Reproductive Health service to young people across the country under the supervision of Public Health Nursing Sister, assuming a central role of Community health care team. Therefore, the infant mortality has been maintained at a good level that is lower than the world average. Moreover, Well Women Clinics are introduced into family health service, providing women who are 35 years or older with quick inspection for non-infectious diseases. The result of investigation on the use of Well Women Clinics by female employees at the University of Peradeniya has revealed that 13.3% of them used it only once, suggesting the actual situation that the female employees are less aware of Well Women Clinics. Considering the situation that the health system for males have not established compared with women, it is necessary to take measures for it immediately. In order to enable both men and women to spend healthy life, it is necessary to build up a health care service system for which not only the influence by biologic diversity but also the socially formed gender is considered.
Keywords :gender
health care
women's health
Sri Lanka
Type Local :紀要論文
Language :eng
Format :application/pdf
URI :http://hdl.handle.net/10191/51175
fullTextURL :http://dspace.lib.niigata-u.ac.jp/dspace/bitstream/10191/51175/1/16(1)_1-10.pdf
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