Women, war, and reproductive health in developing countries

  title={Women, war, and reproductive health in developing countries},
  author={Vijayan Pillai and Ya-chien Wang and Arati Maleku},
  journal={Social Work in Health Care},
  pages={28 - 44}
ABSTRACT Globally, millions of people are affected by war and conflicts every year. However, women have increasingly suffered the greatest harm by war in more different ways than men. We conceptualize a reproductive rights approach toward examining the effects of war on women’s reproductive health in developing countries. Given the rising concerns of exclusion to adequately address women’s rights, sexual and gender-based violence, and post-conflict accountability, we specifically focus on the… 
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