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West J Med. 1992 Sep;157(3):260-4.

Modesty, sexuality, and breast health in Chinese-American women.

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  • 1Education, and Information Unit, Department of Public Health, San Francisco.

Abstract

Although breast cancer rates among Chinese women are lower than among white women, breast cancers and other breast diseases often go undetected and untreated in Chinese women. Cultural values with respect to modesty and sexuality, especially in unmarried women, partly account for a Chinese lack of attention to breast health. In addition, institutional barriers, such as an unavailability of information in Chinese languages, few female physicians, and an absence of educational campaigns, contribute to Chinese women's neglect of breast health.

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PMC1011273
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