A recent event on the Hill highlighted how stigmas surrounding the vulva and vagina can affect an individual’s access to relevant health services and may place them at greater risk for adverse health outcomes.
Feeling ashamed to discuss our bodies openly results in a loss of autonomy over them and the way we access health services, writes Bahar Rafinejad-Farahani. Pexels photograph by Andrea Piacquadio
The social stigma and taboo that surrounds sexual and reproductive health negatively impact the way we access health services and lead to a gap in public health.
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