Honors Capstone Project
Date of Submission
Robert A. Rubinstein, Professor of Anthropology and International Relations
Sandra D. Lane, Professor of Public Health and Anthropology
Arts and Science
Capstone Prize Winner
Won Capstone Funding
Anthropology | Biological and Physical Anthropology | Other Anthropology
From Sydney to Syracuse a Transcontinental Exploration of Women’s Health in Karen Refugee Communities. There are many impediments to refugee women’s access to health care and sexual and reproductive services in their countries of resettlement, including language difference, transportation, and absence of culturally appropriate support. Through focus groups and participatory observation this paper identifies some major challenges that Karen (an ethnic group from Burma) women face accessing health care in their respective cities of resettlement (Syracuse, New York or Sydney, Australia). It is through such documentation and analysis that policies and services can be improved and any harm they inadvertently produced can be alleviated.
Cherlin, Darcy, "From Sydney to Syracuse a Transcontinental Exploration of Women’s Health in Karen Refugee Communities" (2014). Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects. 813.
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