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Victorian Womens Health Atlas

Women and oral health: Issues Paper

Oral health is necessary for good quality of life and encompasses more than just having healthy teeth. Without good oral health, everyday functions such as eating, speaking and socialising can be difficult. Sex and gender differences interact to influence oral health risk factors, indicators, conditions and ways of using health care. Oral health is also strongly influenced by other social determinants of health, in particular socio-economic status.

This paper highlights the issues that women face with their oral health, in particular:

Women-and-oral-health-issues-paper.pdf (1048.62KB)

Women-and-oral-health-executive-summary.pdf (382.70KB)

Women-and-oral-health-fact-sheet.pdf (290.07KB)

Media_Release_Women-and-oral-health_05.08.16.pdf (313.31KB)

Reference:
Women and oral health / Begnell P, Anderson R, O'Halloran A - Melbourne : Women's Health Victoria, July 2016 - (Women's Health Issues Paper 10)

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