Examining Women’s Health Issues among Quechua Speakers in Peru

  title={Examining Women’s Health Issues among Quechua Speakers in Peru},
  author={Jennifer Nguyen},
Abstract Dramatic urbanization in Latin America is causing an increasing proportion of indigenous groups to migrate from rural areas to urban centers. In Peru, this population is primarily comprised of the Quechua-speaking Indians. The cultural marginalization of Quechua in urban areas has left these communities with limited access to basic services such as health care. Quechua women are disproportionately affected by adverse health outcomes due to their economic dependency on their husbands… 

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