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Influence of Internal Migration on Reproductive Health In Myanmar: Results From a Recent Cross-Sectional Survey

Author : May Sudhinaraset, Nadia Diamond-Smith, May Me Thet, Tin Aung | 2016
Published By: BMC Public Health

Maternal and reproductive health remains a significant public health issue in Myanmar. Little data exists on women’s health issues, including social and demographic influences. While past studies have demonstrated rural/urban health disparities, an increasingly important population resulting from urban growth in Myanmar is the internal migrant population, individuals moving within the country for better job or educational opportunities. Past studies suggest that women make up more than half of internal migrants, yet there is a dearth of information on this new wave of migration, particularly on women’s reproductive health issues. The objective of this study is to assess the influence of women’s migration in Myanmar on reproductive health outcomes, including delivering in a facility, using a skilled birth attendant, and using a modern method of family planning.

URL : https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12889-016-2915-2

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