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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

Women and mental health: Gender Impact Assessment

It is understood that many of the issues that affect women’s physical health: poverty, inadequate nutrition, being subjected to violence and abuse, also contribute to their poor mental health. Other contributing factors include healthcare and education restrictions or limitations, sexual discrimination, exclusion from community participation, and unfair labour practices. Discusses the issues of depression, violence, the rural context, social isolation, and the implications for national and Victorian health policy.

Women_and_mental_health_GIA.pdf (57.53KB)

Reference:
Women and mental health / Rice K, Tsianakas V, Quinn K, Women's Health Victoria - Melbourne: Women's Health Victoria, October 2007 - (Gender Impact Assessment 2)