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Syrian Refugee Women's Health in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan and Recommendations for Improved Practice.

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    • Abstract:
      Since 2011, over four million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries of Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan. Seventy-five percent of Syrian refugees are women and children. In times of conflict, women's health disproportionately suffers. Based on an assessment of academic literature and international policy and development reports, this study explores the vulnerabilities of Syrian women and girls in Lebanon, Turkey, and Jordan, and how these countries approach Syrian refugee women's health care. In all settings, sexual and gender-based violence, reduced use of modern contraceptives, menstrual irregularity, unplanned pregnancies, preterm birth, and infant morbidity are ongoing issues. Recommendations for improved practice include taking a multilevel approach to eliminate social and service delivery barriers that prevent access to care, conducting thorough needs assessments, and creating policy and programmatic solutions that establish long-term care for Syrian refugee women. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]
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