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This paper relates the history of women's health as a feminist issue. The author points out that the health of women is one of society's most critical issues because women must be physically, mentally and emotionally well before they can devote themselves to consider other important social issues impacting women. The paper stresses that attention must be paid to improving the health of Canadian First Nation women as their health statistics are lower than the average.
From the Paper:"The burden of spreading feminism's ideas, therefore, falls on First Nation women who have easier access to health care and specialized women's health programs. Women in Canada, however, have traditionally low health statistics that must be improved before the group can become active as feminists. Some of these low health statistics can be associated with Canada's Aboriginal women. For instance, the Saskatoon Aboriginal Women's Health Research Committee found that many Aboriginal women had no choice in health care providers."
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Cite this Essay:
Women's Health (2009, January 20) Retrieved May 24, 2013, from http://www.academon.com/essay/women-health-111403/
"Women's Health" 20 January 2009. Web. 24 May. 2013. <http://www.academon.com/essay/women-health-111403/>