The Effects of Disaster on Women’s Reproductive Health in Developing Countries

Ronald J Swatzyna, Vijayan Kumara Pillai

Abstract


The objective of this study is to empirically test the effects of disasters which include natural as well as human made disasters such as armed conflict on women’s reproductive health in developing countries. Data from 128 developing countries are used. It was found that average number of deaths from natural disasters and armed conflict in the East Asia and Pacific region was not significantly different from the rest of the developing world. The data are examined using structural equation analysis. This study finds that ‘armed conflict’ in developing countries presents significant reproductive health risks. The implications are discussed.


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Global Journal of Health Science   ISSN 1916-9736(Print)   ISSN 1916-9744(Online)

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