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Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific
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The impact of culturally defined gender roles on health behavior is pervasive and predominantly evident in the case of women coping with sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Unfortunately, there are no reliable figures on the prevalence of STDs among the female population in the East Asia and Pacific region, except the estimated prevalence of STDs among sex workers in a few countries. But there are …

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Quah, Stella R., “Health: Sexually Transmitted Diseases: East Asia, Australia, and the Pacific”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 17 September 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0178c>
First published online: 2009



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