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The Health Needs of Female Labor Migrants from Central Asia in Russia

  • Elizabeth J. KingEmail author
  • Victoria I. DudinaEmail author
Review Paper

Abstract

There has been an increasing number of women migrating for work from Central Asia to Russia in recent years, yet very little is known about their specific health needs. We conducted a scoping study to understand what is known about their health and to identify the gaps and research priorities among this population. We conducted a literature review and key informant interviews. Our findings were grouped around general health issues, access to and utilization of health care services, and sexual and reproductive health concerns. Through our review, we identified the following priority research areas: stress, acculturation and process of adaptation; cultural and gender norms influencing health; contraceptive use and sexual risk behaviors; prenatal care; patient-provider communication and trust; use of informal health services; and preventative health care.

Keywords

Female labor migrants Russia Central Asia Health needs 

Notes

Funding

This study was funded by a Weiser Center Faculty Grant at the University of Michigan.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Conflict of interest

Elizabeth King declares that she has no conflict of interest. Victoria Dudina declares that she has no conflict of interest.

Ethical Approval

All procedures performed in this study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the Institutional Review Board at the University of Michigan and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.

Informed Consent

Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Health Behavior and Health EducationUniversity of Michigan, School of Public HealthAnn ArborUSA
  2. 2.Department of SociologySt. Petersburg State UniversitySt. PetersburgRussia

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