The health needs of Somali women in the lower mainland

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Hawa Adam
Deeqa Mohamud
Ayan Mahamoud
BC Women's Hospital and Health Centre, Office of Health Promotion and MOSAIC Family Programs
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Vancouver, BC

Provides health care practitioners with a framework for addressing Somalian women's health needs. Examines childbirth concerns, mental health, birth control and other health issues.

IMWO.A33 1997
Review, Network Spring 1998: There are 70,000 Somalians in Canada and this publication provides helpful information for health care providers on this new and growing immigrant and refugee community. The report provides health care practitioners with a framework for addressing Somali women's health needs, many of whom have particular health problems due to circumcision (also called female genital mutilation). Addresses childbirth concerns, mental health and birth control and other issues.