Gender and Health in Natural Disasters.

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WHO

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Date:

2005

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Gender, Health and Wellbeing

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English

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Full Harvard Reference:

WHO. (2005). Gender and Health in Natural Disasters..World Health Organisation. Department of Gender, Women and Health. pp 1-5.

There is a general lack of research on sex and gender differences in vulnerability to and impact of disasters. The limited information available from small scale studies suggests that there is a pattern of gender differentiation at all levels of the disaster process: exposure to risk, risk perception, preparedness, response, physical impact, psychological impact, recovery and reconstruction. This paper focuses on reproductive health post-disaster, addressing pregnancy loss, premature delivery, stillbirths, infertility and delivery related complications.