Zika and women's sexual and reproductive health: Critical first steps to understand the role of gender in the Colombian epidemic.

Author:

Forero‐Martínez, L.J., Murad, R., Calderón‐Jaramillo, M. and Rivillas‐García, J.C.

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Date:

2020

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Gender and Pandemics

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English

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Forero‐Martínez, L.J., Murad, R., Calderón‐Jaramillo, M. and Rivillas‐García, J.C., (2020). Zika and women's sexual and reproductive health: Critical first steps to understand the role of gender in the Colombian epidemic. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 148, pp.15-19. 

This article puts forth a multidimensional approach to Zika virus as a first step to understanding the epidemic’s impact on sexual and reproductive health (SRH) issues and rights. The most significant lesson learned was that a multidimensional approach to Zika virus is necessary to address the interaction of the epidemic with gender roles, sexual and reproductive health and rights, and the environment. At the community level, the absence of effective, gender-focused messages to prevent Zika virus reinforced stereotypes and inequalities.