Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 12-2011

Publication Source

Nursing For Women's Health

Volume

15

Issue

6

Inclusive pages

522-528

Publisher

Wiley-Blackwell

Peer Reviewed

yes

Abstract

Women of the poor community of Cien Fuegos, Dominican Republic often use folklore or self-treatment for symptoms of vaginitis. Based on assessment of women in Cien Fuegos, an education program was developed called Respect Yourself, Protect Yourself. The need to increase empowerment and self respect was clearly evident for the women of this community. The program focuses on issues of vaginal hygiene, vaginitis, sexually transmitted infections and women's rights and self-protection. To provide sustainable education, the module will be sent to Cien Fuegos and implemented by local health providers.

Keywords

Cien Fuegos, Dominican Republic, Vaginitis, Respect yourself

Disciplines

Community Health and Preventive Medicine | International Public Health | Maternal, Child Health and Neonatal Nursing | Nursing | Public Health Education and Promotion