Vancouver, British Columbia
May 25-27, 2009
This week's feature is by Soma Chatterjee, a community health educator at Women's Health in Women's Hands Community Health Centre. In her introduction she writes, "Engaging young women in discussions on their own health and well-being is challenging. It becomes even more challenging with regards to young black women and women of colour due to racialization/marginalization and a general lack of culturally relevant services, often due to a parochial understanding of cultural competence on the part of the providers which result in a lack of trust and faith in the health care system." The article discusses these challenges and offers some recommendations based on WIWH's series of "conversation circles" with young women.
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