Freedom to Visit a Healthcare Provider - Yemen
Yemeni women were asked if, when they visit a healthcare provider or health care provider, they are free to go by themselves or are required to be accompanied by somebody. The data shows that only minorities of women are free to visit their health care providers by themselves. Indeed, a significant majority of respondents (71%) are required to be accompanied by somebody to visit a healthcare provider. Only one in ten women is able to visit a healthcare provider by herself.
- Women who work for pay are more likely to be able to visit a healthcare provider by themselves. A quarter of women who work for pay are able to visit a healthcare provider by themselves, and over one in five need to be accompanied only if their condition requires it.
- Over half of women who work for pay are required to be accompanied by somebody to visit a healthcare provider.
- However, women who do not work for pay (71%) are more likely than women overall (70%) to require accompaniment for healthcare provider visits (Figure 12).
The density of population in the area in which women live seemingly makes a greater difference in whether or not women can visit a healthcare provider by themselves (Figure 13).
- Similar to women who work for pay, a quarter of urban women are able to visit a healthcare provider unaccompanied.
- Forty-three percent of urban women are required to be accompanied by somebody; a significant reduction from the 78% of rural women who cannot go by themselves.
- Almost one in three urban women also report only requiring accompaniment if their condition requires it, as compared to 15% of rural women and 14% of women in small towns or large villages.
- Country: Yemen
- Topic: Healthcare Access
This report is part of Health Care Access Topic Brief