Gender inequity in Saudi Arabia and its role in public health

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Publication Article, peer reviewed scientific
Title Gender inequity in Saudi Arabia and its role in public health
Author(s) Mobaraki, Abdollah Hossien ; Söderfeldt, Björn
Date 2010
English abstract
In Saudi Arabia, local interpretations of Islamic laws and social norms have a negative impact on the health and well-being of women. The objective of this literature review was to discuss gender inequity in Saudi Arabia and its relation to public health. Despite the scarcity of recent statistics and information regarding gender inequity in Saudi Arabia, this review is an attempt to explore this sensitive issue in this country. Women´s roles and rights in Saudi society were examined, including education, marriage, polygamy, fertility, job opportunities, car driving and identification cards. Further research to assess knowledge, attitudes and practices towards health care of Saudi men and women is recommended.
Host/Issue Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal;1
Volume 16
ISSN 1020-3397
Pages 113-118
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) Medicine
Research Subject Categories::ODONTOLOGY
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS::Gender studies
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/10170 (link to this page)

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