Neglect of prevention of oncogynecological diseases in homeless women

Authors: MUDr. Andrea Pekárková
Authors‘ workplace: Ordinace praktického lékaře pro bezdomovce Naděje, Praha
Published in: Prakt Gyn 2015; 19(1): 46-47
Category: Oncogynecology: Review Article


Insufficient prevention and screening of oncogynecological diseases in a population of socially disadvantaged and excluded women presents a significant social and health care issue. A concept that would enable addressing this problem at least at an elementary level has not been introduced as yet in the Czech Republic, as opposed e.g. to the USA. As a result, most sick homeless women only get medical attention in a terminal stage of their illness.

Key words:
homeless women – oncogynecological diseases – prevention


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