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Common Occurrence: the impact of homelessness on women's health

"[This report] highlights homelessness as a significant women's health issue that seriously impacts women's emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health. Building on the realization that women's homelessness has not been adequately represented in other studies, and that the continuum of homelessness for women has not been fully understood, researchers sought to incorporate both 'hidden' and 'visible' homelessness in their report.... Researchers also address women's homeless-specific health concerns, including the barriers homeless women face in the current systems of support. The study finds that social and medical services are not fully responsive to homeless women's health care issues and needs. The report includes a number of recommendations that reflect the lived realities of homeless women's lives." The Appendix includes a comprehensive review of recent literature on homelessness and women's health prepared by Sylvia Novak." [From]

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