Public perception on gender issues and women’s health care concerns related to leprosy: Implications for leprosy control program in Southeast Nigeria

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TitlePublic perception on gender issues and women’s health care concerns related to leprosy: Implications for leprosy control program in Southeast Nigeria
Publication TypeBook
AuthorsNwankwo IU
PublisherEmerald Publishing Limited
Year of Publication2019
Number of Pages165-187
Series TitleResearch in the Sociology of Health Care
Publication Languageeng
KeywordsGender, Leprosy, Leprosy control, Women
Abstract

The study fills the knowledge gap with respect to gender issues and women’s healthcare concerns related to leprosy and their implications for leprosy control program in Southeast Nigeria. Findings from the concluded research set it apart and differed with earlier and similar studies elsewhere. For instance, men affected by leprosy in the area encounter severest forms of negative social reaction; are less compliant to treatment plans and less aware of leprosy when compared with females. All these affirm the position of the chapter that gender issues relevant to leprosy differ according to cultural setting, time, and place of inquiry and do not align to any universal scheme.

DOI10.1108/rshc10.1108/S0275-495920193710.1108/S0275-495920190000037013