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March 2006

Women's Dermatologic Diseases, Health Care Delivery, and Socioeconomic Barriers

Arch Dermatol. 2006;142(3):362-364. doi:10.1001/archderm.142.3.362

The Archives of Dermatology joins JAMA in dedicating our March issue to women's health1 to commemorate the first International Women's Day, March 8, 1910. In 1945, the Charter of the United Nations affirmed the principle of sex equality, and in 1995, the Beijing Conference and Platform for Action recognized that the empowerment of all women is the most effective way to promote health, especially the prevention of human immunodeficiency virus and AIDS.2 In this editorial, we define the dermatologic diseases of women and their relevance in the broad context of worldwide women's health and discuss how women's health is influenced by cultural and social norms.

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