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The Unified National Health System and public policies: psychological care for menopausal women in the Federal District, Brazil

Mori, M.Elizabeth.; Coelho, V.Lúcia.Decnop.; Estrella, R.da.Costa.Netto.

Cadernos de Saude Publica 22(9): 1825-1833


ISSN/ISBN: 0102-311X
PMID: 16917579
DOI: 10.1590/s0102-311x2006000900013
Accession: 012824907

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This study focused on psychological care for middle-aged women in public health services in the Federal District (Brasilia), Brazil. The article discusses women's health and more specifically menopause and its place in Brazilian public health policies. The survey confirmed the lack of psychological support for menopausal women. In most cases only outpatient medical care was offered. No psychologist had been designated in any of the units surveyed to assist these women.

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