Women's Health

The ultimate goal of this project is to evaluate needs in women’s health in Ladakh, India and perform the research that is required to be able to address those needs. The first phase of the project, completed during the summer of 2009, is a needs assessment of women’s health. Caroline and Becky conducted a series of interviews with local women, researchers in the region, local doctors and workers for the NGO dZi. They honed in on a research project on anemia and plan to create a questionnaire to evaluate the effects of region, IUDs, age, altitude, season, profession, child bearing status, ethnic background and lifestyle on anemia.