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doi: 10.1097/ANS.0000000000000035
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A Literary Analysis of Global Female Identity, Health, and Equity

Hagan, Teresa L. BSN, BA, RN; Cohen, Susan M. PhD, APRN

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Abstract

Females' experiences of identity, health, and equity share similar features around the world. This literary analysis describes the narratives of 4 female protagonists from popular fiction novels to identify similarities between their personal and contextualized experiences. The impact these private realities and public structures have on female health will be used to demonstrate the universal ecological threats to women's health. In conclusion, we offer suggestions on how to incorporate the shared female movement from domination and separation toward liberation and connection into modern health care practices that emphasize shared decision making, open communication, and social activism.

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