Penn Nursing

The Underbelly of Women’s Health

In Women's Health on March 19, 2010 at 2:11 pm

Like it or not, women from any kind of social status need health care, whether they are sex workers or in prison, too.

Two sessions at this four-day conference underscore just that issue.

At a session on providing health care behind prison walls, the conference looks at the health care needs of incarcerated women – a large and steadily growing number.

The second session studies sex workers, the dangers they face and how to create a safe and healthy environment for them.

These seminars are a clear reminder that women’s health reaches far beyond the confines of easy medical practice where patients have health insurance and healthy lifestyles.

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