Women’s Health Data: Access to services

Access to services such as health care, housing and transport has a strong impact on women’s health status. Financial and other barriers to accessing these services differ between various groups of women.


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Key statistics


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women


Women from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) backgrounds


Women with disabilities


Same-sex attracted women


References

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Published: February 2014


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