Disparities in Women's Health

This course emphasizes critical analysis of disparities in women’s health both historically and in the current health care system. Institutional racism and misogyny will be examined as a major contributor to health disparities. Health outcomes across the lifespan for women in the United States will be compared and contrasted with outcomes in low and high resource countries. The social and political context will include disparities identified based on the social determinants of health which include age, race, poverty, mental and physical capacity, ethnicity, language, country of national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation. Efforts to close the gap in disparities will be identified and analyzed.



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