Factors Contributing to Poor Physical Health in Incarcerated Women

@article{Harner2013FactorsCT,
  title={Factors Contributing to Poor Physical Health in Incarcerated Women},
  author={Holly M. Harner and Holly M. Suzanne Riley},
  journal={Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved},
  year={2013},
  volume={24},
  pages={788 - 801}
}
Prisons have become the primary health care provider for some of the poorest and sickest women in the United States. By virtue of both biological sex and gender, incarcerated women have health needs different from those of their male counterparts. The purpose of this qualitative investigation was to understand better women's perceptions of how prison has affected their physical health. We conducted this investigation in a maximum-security women's prison in the United States using focus group… CONTINUE READING

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