Sexual and Reproductive Health of Migrant and Refugee Women: Research Report and Recommendations for Healthcare Workers and Community Workers

This research paper examines how sexual and reproductive health is experienced and understood by recent migrant and refugee women, living in Sydney Australia and Vancouver Canada. The paper explores unmet sexual and reproductive health needs and barriers to accessing information within migrant and refugee communities, and provides recommendations to healthcare providers for culturally safe care of migrant and refugee women’s sexual and reproductive health needs.

Keywords: abortion, access, adoption, adult women, advocacy, agency, alternative reproductive technologies, asylum seekers, cancer, communication, consent, contraception, cultural determinants of health, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), culture, ethnicity, families, family planning, female genital mutilation/cutting, feminism, forced marriage, gender, gender equality, gender equity, government and policy, health and wellbeing, health conditions, health education, health equity, health literacy, health promotion, health rights, health services, health systems, human papillomavirus (HPV), human rights, immigrant, immigration, immunisation, infertility, international, interpreters, law, legal rights, medical care, menopause, menstruation, mental health, mental health and wellbeing, metropolitan, migration, NSW, older women, periods, policy, pregnancy, prevention, prevention of gender based violence, primary health care, primary prevention, racism, refugee and migrant women, refugees, relationships, reproductive health, safety, sexually transmitted infections, single parents, social determinants of health, stigma, vaccinations, vaginal health, visa, young women
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