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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 9, Special Issue 4 (2020)

Social determinants of health and women: A review


Preeti Rani and Jatesh Kathpalia

Objective: This review paper aimed to improve the condition of daily life style in which people are born, grow, live work a aged and die and how to handle the inequalities distribution of power, money and resources and calculate and grasp the problem and evaluate the impact of action.
Methods: Secondary data were used for this study. Data were collected from MEDLINE, Psyc INFO, Pro Quest, Web of Science, CINAHL and ERIC. An onerous selection process focusing on the inclusion of women health and the social determinants of their healthcare access resulted in 35 quantitative articles for inclusion. Data were takeout and summarized from these articles determinants.
Results: We all know that Indian society is patriarchal due to that there is a strong preference for a son. As a consequence of this, daughters are mistreated. Indian women have low levels of education and labour force participation. In India, the total literacy rate is 69.1% both rural and urban areas. In social and community contexts include voting, volunteering, participating in group activities, and community gardening. The level of poverty is greater among women than men which have adverse effects on women’s health.
Conclusion: Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. The health status of women and girls are affected mainly due to discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors. Women’s overall status has including healthcare needs, socioeconomic determinants and cultural issues rather than simply establishing healthcare centers.

Pages: 15-19  |  1293 Views  403 Downloads

How to cite this article:
Preeti Rani and Jatesh Kathpalia. Social determinants of health and women: A review. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2020;9(4S):15-19.

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