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This section of the web site offers a range of gender specific and general resources for female asylum seekers. Women asylum seekers are often vulnerable; they have habitually face forms of gender persecution such as rape, sexual violence, forced sterilisation, genital mutilation, trafficking, torture and domestic violence, as well as witnessing the killings of family members and friends. Certain health problems specific to women are also likely to be exacerbated by the process of seeking asylum in this country. Gender issues may also influence the delivery of health care, for example, in many societies, women are reluctant to consult male doctors and the presence of female health staff can be essential to the success of a health programme. Many asylum seekers will require an interpreter for a consultation; please remember it is not acceptable to use children as interpreters for other family members.
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