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#1Marie Claire Van Hout (University of Liverpool)H-Index: 16
#2Rosemary Mhlanga-Gunda (College of Health Sciences, Bahrain)H-Index: 1
Treatment and special protection of the rights of incarcerated young people in prisons are mandated under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), as well as under United Nations (UN) human rights instruments. A scoping review mapped what is currently known about prison conditions and health situation of detained and incarcerated young people in sub- Saharan African (SSA) prisons. A systematic search collected and reviewed all available and relevant published and grey literature. Following appli...
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#1Inês Dourado (UFBA: Federal University of Bahia)H-Index: 27
#2Mark Drew Crosland Guimarães (UFMG: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais)H-Index: 25
Last.Célia Landmann Szwarcwald (FIOCRUZ: Oswaldo Cruz Foundation)H-Index: 43
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Stigma in health services may be detrimental to health seeking attitudes and practices. This study investigates non-disclosure of sex work to health care providers among female sex workers (FSW) in Brazil and its association with the utilization of health care services. This study used cross-sectional respondent-driven sampling, carried out in 12 Brazilian cities to identify HIV risk behaviors among FSW. We first assessed statistical associations of sociodemographic, human right violations, heal...
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#1Emily Evens (Durham University)H-Index: 5
#2Michele Lanham (Durham University)H-Index: 5
Last.Robyn Dayton (Durham University)H-Index: 3
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Female sex workers, MSM, and transgender women—collectively referred to as key populations (KPs)—are disproportionately affected by gender-based violence (GBV) and HIV, yet little is known about the violence they face, its gender-based origins, and responses to GBV. The purpose of this study was to understand the nature and consequences of GBV experienced, to inform HIV policies and programming and to help protect KPs’ human rights. Using a participatory approach, FSWs, MSM, and transgender wome...
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#1Tatiana Elghossain (AUB: American University of Beirut)
#2Sarah Bott (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 1
Last.Carla Makhlouf (AUB: American University of Beirut)H-Index: 38
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Background Violence against women has particular importance for women’s health and wellbeing in the Arab world, where women face persistent barriers to social, political and economic equality. This review aims to summarize what is known about the prevalence of physical, sexual and emotional/psychological intimate partner violence (IPV) against women in the 22 countries of the Arab League, including geographic coverage, quality and comparability of the evidence.
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#1Susanne Strömdahl (Uppsala University)H-Index: 7
Last.BaralStefan (Johns Hopkins University)H-Index: 41
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Background There have been several barriers in effectively engaging men who have sex with men for STI/HIV prevention and treatment programming in Nigeria including social stigma, policies, and laws criminalizing same-sex practices. The objective of this study was to describe the human rights context for MSM in Abuja and characterize factors associated with having had a genital ulcer disease in the previous 12 months, a health outcome associated with increased risk of HIV acquisition and transmis...
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#1Cathy Vaughan (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 6
#2Yara Jarallah (University of Melbourne)H-Index: 4
Last.Lana Zannettino (Flinders University)H-Index: 8
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Violence against women is a major human rights and public health issue globally. The experience of violence affects women across Australia, including the large number of migrant and refugee women who permanently or temporarily resettle in the country. Many women who experience violence find it difficult to access support, and evidence suggests women who have resettled in Australia face additional barriers to violence-specific services. Previous research, however, indicates many migrant and refug...
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#1Annika Laukamp (Bielefeld University)
Last.Alexander Krämer (Bielefeld University)H-Index: 31
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The war in Syria has led to the biggest refugee crisis of our time. Unaccompanied asylum seeking adolescents (UASA) are a particularly vulnerable subgroup of refugees. This study aims to describe the weight status, health behaviour and disease spectrum of Syrian UASA in comparison to UASA from other world regions. The study was conducted as a prospective cross-sectional analysis of health metrics and diagnoses from 346 UASA (78% male; mean age 16 years) between 2011 and 2017. The data was collec...
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#1Omaima El-Gibaly (Assiut University)H-Index: 5
#2Mirette M Aziz (Assiut University)H-Index: 1
Last.Salma Abou Hussein (Population Council)
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Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is a traditional harmful practice that has been prevalent in Egypt for many years. The medicalization of FGM/C has been increasing significantly in Egypt making it the country with the highest rate of medicalization. In this qualitative study, we explored the drivers and motives behind why healthcare professionals perform FGM/C and why mothers rely on them to perform the practice on their daughters. The study drew on a “mystery client” approach, coupled ...
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#1Gary W. Reinbold (UIS: University of Illinois at Springfield)H-Index: 2
Background Scholars have long been sceptical about the effectiveness of human rights treaties in changing the behaviour of states parties and prior empirical research has often justified that scepticism. However, only a few prior studies have considered the effects of adoption of core human rights treaties on health outcomes and only one prior study has analysed the effects of adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) on children’s health outcomes.
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