Health topics

Women's health


Women's health can be spoken of in terms of the search for solutions for high maternal mortality ratios and infant mortality rates, malnutrition, anaemia and other micronutrient deficiencies, early and unwanted pregnancies, illiteracy, female genital mutilation, high fertility, unsafe abortions, reproductive tract infections (RTI), sexually transmitted infections (STI), HIV/AIDS, work-related health risks, cancers, substance abuse, sexual harassment, domestic abuse and violence against women, depression and other problems related to ageing, gender inequities, the unfair low social status accorded to women, the hindrances to their empowerment and the obstruction of their basic human rights.


General information

Women's health issues in the Western Pacific