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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva 2016, 21 7

Author: Sylvia Mignon

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Ciência & Saúde Coletiva ISSN: 1413-8123 cecilia@claves.fiocruz.br Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva Brasil Mignon, Sylvia Health issues of incarcerated women in the United States Ciência & Saúde Coletiva, vol.
21, núm.
7, julio, 2016, pp.
2051-2059 Associação Brasileira de Pós-Graduação em Saúde Coletiva Rio de Janeiro, Brasil Available in: http:--www.redalyc.org-articulo.oa?id=63046188007 How to cite Complete issue More information about this article Journals homepage in redalyc.org Scientific Information System Network of Scientific Journals from Latin America, the Caribbean, Spain and Portugal Non-profit academic project, developed under the open access initiative DOI: 10.1590-1413-81232015217.05302016 A questão da saúde nas mulheres encarceradas nos Estados Unidos Sylvia Mignon 1 Abstract Health care within jails and prisons in the United States is typically insufficient to meet the medical and psychological needs of female inmates.
Health services are often of low quality, especially in the areas of reproductive medicine. Mental illness, substance abuse, a trauma history, and sexual victimization while incarcerated can predict a more difficult adjustment to a correctional environment.
Incarcerated women who are able to maintain contact with family members, especially children, can have a better prison adjustment.
Recommendations are made to improve the types and quality of health care delivered to women in jails and prisons in countries around the world. Key words Incarcerated women, Health care needs, Pregnancy in prison, Sexual victimization College of Public and Community Service, University of Massachusetts Boston.
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02125 Boston MA United States of America. sylvia.mignon@umb.edu 1 Resumo A atenção à saúde em cadeias ou prisões nos Estados Unidos é claramente insuficiente para responder às necessidades médicas e psicológicas das mulheres encarceradas.
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