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Health Policies Impacting Women’s Health: A Scoping Review

Author(s): Nnennaya U Opara

Women face several challenges over the course of their lives in many aspects pertaining to their physical health, using the healthcare system, and the roles they play in society. Women make up over 50% of the US population and are projected to outlive men. Women are affected the most when it comes to changes in health policies because they use the healthcare system as patients (especially during childbirth), caregivers, and family representatives. In this review article, we aim to highlight and raise awareness regarding the several ways in which changes to health policies regarding abortions and breast cancer prevention, by either the Federal or State Governments, can impact women’s health in several U.S states.

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