Factors influencing the use of biomedical health care by rural Bolivian anemic women: structural barriers, reproductive status, gender roles, and concepts of anemia
Bedwell, Rebecca M
Vitzthum, Virginia J
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The persistently high prevalence of anemia in rural highland Bolivia argues for targeted iron supplementation. We evaluated the cultural, structural and behavioral factors that may facilitate or impede an anemic woman’s decision to secure this biomedical treatment from a rural Bolivian health center.