The Women’s Health Review was initiated to identify health issues and concerns that are specific to women who live in Pima County and/or Tucson with a particular interest in sexual and reproductive health needs. Through a limited number of discussion groups, we interviewed women health consumers who represented a broad spectrum of social, ethnic and economic groups. In addition, we conducted discussion groups with health experts, such as physicians, nurses and others to elicit their opinions, observations and experiences about women’s health.
The review is a product of a joint project between the Pima County/Tucson Women’s Commission (PCTWC) and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health (MEZCOPH) at The University of Arizona, with the Commission taking the lead, and college faculty and staff serving as resources. There is a confluence of missions that brought the two groups together for this project.