A researcher says Indigenous women face stigmatization, causing fear in accessing healthcare – MBC Network Radio

Aug 27, 2018

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research is examining how gender impacts health and wellness in Indigenous peoples.

The organization questions whether paying more attention to this will improve conditions.

“Gender plays a significant role in health and wellness, but is often overlooked or ignored, especially in Indigenous communities in Canada. What if we paid more attention to gender when discussing Indigenous health? Could we improve overall wellness among Indigenous peoples?”

Scientific researcher, Dr. Carrie Bourassa, examined the inequalities for Indigenous people accessing healthcare. She says the findings indicate that women are often stigmatized in getting care.

Read More: https://www.mbcradio.com/2018/08/a-researcher-says-indigenous-women-face-stigmatization-causing-fear-in-accessing-healthcare

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