COVID-19 and the Fourth Burden of Women in Developing Countries: A Mini Review

Authors

  • Putri C. Eyanoer Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia
  • Fotarisman Zaluchu Department of Epidemiology, Faculty of Public Health, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3889/oamjms.2020.5470

Keywords:

Coronavirus disease-19, Developing countries, Gender role, Maternal death, Women’s role

Abstract

It is known that women experience heavier physical and psychological burdens more than men. This is closely related to the traditional role of women because of the absence of women’s authority in themselves. In the coronavirus disease (COVID)-19 pandemic situation, the role of women has increased, namely taking on a protective role. With this additional burden, the physical and psychological burden on women becomes heavier and has the potential to create health problems in the future. In this mini review, the authors discuss the potential impact of implementing the COVID-19’s prevention protocol on women’s lives. It was concluded that there were serious and very large potential consequences for women, in terms of physically, psychologically, or emotionally; thus, early anticipations are really needed.

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Author Biography

Putri C. Eyanoer, Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Universitas Sumatera Utara, Medan, North Sumatera, Indonesia

Department of Community Medicine

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2020-11-06

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Eyanoer PC, Zaluchu F. COVID-19 and the Fourth Burden of Women in Developing Countries: A Mini Review. Open Access Maced J Med Sci [Internet]. 2020 Nov. 6 [cited 2022 Jan. 24];8(T1):476-9. Available from: https://oamjms.eu/index.php/mjms/article/view/5470