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Health and human rights of marginalized populations

This section considers studies regarding the health and human rights of members of marginalized populations, including sexual and gender minorities, children, migrants, ethnic minorities, refugees, displaced people, commercial sex workers, injection drug users, and other marginalized populations.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Globally, one of the key groups considered to be at high risk of acquiring HIV are transgender women, often a marginalised group. In the Malaysian context there has been a scarcity of published research relati...

    Authors: Sima Barmania and Syed Mohamed Aljunid

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:30

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Traditional media and the internet are crucial sources of health information. Media can significantly shape public opinion, knowledge and understanding of emerging and endemic health threats. As digital commun...

    Authors: Jessica S. Schwind, Stephanie A. Norman, Dibesh Karmacharya, David J. Wolking, Sameer M. Dixit, Rajesh M. Rajbhandari, Sumiko R. Mekaru and John S. Brownstein

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:26

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Internal labour migration is an important and necessary livelihood strategy for millions of individuals and households in India. However, the precarious position of migrant workers within Indian society may ha...

    Authors: Warren Dodd, Sally Humphries, Kirit Patel, Shannon Majowicz, Matthew Little and Cate Dewey

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:23

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  4. Content type: Research article

    The United Nations has called for countries to improve access to mobility devices when needed. The World Health Organization has published guidelines on the provision of manual wheelchairs in less-resourced se...

    Authors: Emma Williams, Elizabeth Hurwitz, Immaculate Obaga, Brenda Onguti, Adovich Rivera, Tyrone Reden L. Sy, R. Lee Kirby, Jamie Noon, Deepti Tanuku, Anthony Gichangi and Eva Bazant

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:22

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Obstetric fistula is a childbirth injury caused by prolonged obstructed labor that results in destruction of the tissue wall between the vagina and bladder. Although obstetric fistula is directly caused by pro...

    Authors: Julika Ayla Kaplan, Jonathan Kandodo, Joseph Sclafani, Susan Raine, Jennifer Blumenthal-Barby, Alison Norris, Abigail Norris-Turner, Elly Chemey, John Michael Beckham, Zara Khan and Reginald Chunda

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:17

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Sexual orientation and gender identity are social determinants of health for people identifying as lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT), and health disparities among sexual and gender minority populat...

    Authors: Alex Müller

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:16

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The Thai government ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD) in 2008, and the first progress report by the State Party was issued in 2012. This study assesses ...

    Authors: Donruedee Srisuppaphon, Arnon Sriboonroj, Wachara Riewpaiboon and Viroj Tangcharoensathien

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:15

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  8. Content type: Debate

    Based on an analysis of published literature, this paper provides an over-view of the challenges associated with delivering on the right to access quality health care for international migrants to industrializ...

    Authors: Bilkis Vissandjée, Wendy E. Short and Karine Bates

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:10

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Wars and violent domestic conflicts have forced millions of people to move outside their homes. Meeting the basic health needs of those people requires an understanding of research activity and research output...

    Authors: Waleed M. Sweileh

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:7

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Sexual and reproductive health (SRH) is a significant aspect of adolescents’ growth, safeguarded by SRH rights (SRHR). Despite various global efforts to promote adolescents SRHR (ASRHR), the majority of adoles...

    Authors: Sarosh Iqbal, Rubeena Zakar, Muhammad Zakria Zakar and Florian Fischer

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:5

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  11. Content type: Research article

    Underreporting of childhood sexual abuse is a major barrier to obtaining reliable prevalence estimates. We tested the sensitivity and specificity of the face-to-face-interview (FTFI) method by comparing the nu...

    Authors: Anna Louise Barr, Louise Knight, Ivan Franҫa-Junior, Elizabeth Allen, Dipak Naker and Karen M. Devries

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:4

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  12. Content type: Research article

    The cause-specific under-five mortality of Bangladesh has been studied by fitting cumulative incidence function (CIF) based Fine and Gray competing risk regression model (1999). For the purpose of analysis, Ba...

    Authors: Khandoker Akib Mohammad, Most. Fatima-Tuz-Zahura and Wasimul Bari

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:3

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Young street hawkers in Burkina Faso are increasingly exposed to workplace hazards such as physical and sexual abuse, and also unsafe sexual practices. The objectives of this study were to identify the socio-d...

    Authors: Saide Yacine Y.A. Ouédraogo, Ebrima J. Sisawo and Song-Lih Huang

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2017 17:1

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  14. Content type: Debate

    Until recently, paediatric tuberculosis (TB) has been relatively neglected by the broader TB and the maternal and child health communities. Human rights-based approaches to children affected by TB could be pow...

    Authors: Robindra Basu Roy, Nicola Brandt, Nicolette Moodie, Mitra Motlagh, Kumanan Rasanathan, James A. Seddon, Anne K. Detjen and Beate Kampmann

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:32

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  15. Content type: Research article

    HIV prevention interventions recognize the need to protect the rights of key populations and support them to claim their rights as a vulnerability reduction strategy. This study explores knowledge of human rig...

    Authors: Deepika Ganju, Sangram Kishor Patel, Parimi Prabhakar and Rajatashurva Adhikary

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:29

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Despite a large body of evidence globally demonstrating that the criminalization of sex workers increases HIV/STI risks, we know far less about the impact of criminalization and policing of managers and in-cal...

    Authors: S. Anderson, K. Shannon, J. Li, Y. Lee, J. Chettiar, S. Goldenberg and A. Krüsi

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:30

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Women who engage in sex work are at risk for experiencing violence from numerous perpetrators, including paying partners. Empirical evidence has shown mixed results regarding the impact of participation in mic...

    Authors: Laura Cordisco Tsai, Catherine E. Carlson, Toivgoo Aira, Andrea Norcini Pala, Marion Riedel and Susan S. Witte

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:27

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Informal settlements are common throughout the developing world. In Peru, land occupations, commonly “invasions” in Spanish, are a means by which the extremely poor attempt to obtain access to land. Here, we e...

    Authors: Gwenyth O. Lee, Maribel Paredes Olortegui, Gabriela Salmón-Mulanovich, Pablo Peñataro Yori and Margaret Kosek

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:26

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Arab Americans have a high burden of diabetes and poor outcomes compared to the general U.S. population. Diabetes self-management (DSM) requires a partnership between patients and providers that fosters mutual...

    Authors: Heather Fritz, Rosanne DiZazzo-Miller, Elizabeth A. Bertran, Fredrick D. Pociask, Sandra Tarakji, Judith Arnetz, Catherine L. Lysack and Linda A. Jaber

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:22

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:24

  20. Content type: Research article

    Stigma and discrimination harm the wellbeing of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people and contribute to migration from contexts of sexual persecution and criminalization. Yet LGBT newcomers and ...

    Authors: Carmen H. Logie, Ashley Lacombe-Duncan, Nakia Lee-Foon, Shannon Ryan and Hope Ramsay

    Citation: BMC International Health and Human Rights 2016 16:18

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    1.963 - 5-year Impact Factor
    1.088 - Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP)
    0.957 - SCImago Journal Rank (SJR)

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