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Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself
Nursing For Women's Health
  • Mary Gura, Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Deborah Baresic, Indiana Purdue University Fort Wayne
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
12-1-2011
Inclusive pages
522-528
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Peer Reviewed
Yes
Abstract
Women of the poor community of Cien Fuegos, Dominican Republic often use folklore or self-treatment for symptoms of vaginitis. Based on assessment of women in Cien Fuegos, an education program was developed called Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself. The need to increase empowerment and self respect was clearly evident for the women of this community. The program focuses on issues of vaginal hygiene, vaginitis, sexually transmitted infections and women's rights and self-protection. To provide sustainable education, the module will be sent to Cien Fuegos and implemented by local health providers.
Keywords
  • Cien Fuegos,
  • Dominican Republic,
  • Vaginitis,
  • Respect yourself
Citation Information
Mary Gura and Deborah Baresic. "Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself" Nursing For Women's Health Vol. 15 Iss. 6 (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/deb_baresic/2/