healthcare access, healthcare systems, women, human rights


Human Rights Law | Medicine and Health Sciences


Healthcare is denied to people around the world and women experience this human rights violation more often than men (Ewerling et al., 2018). This study was designed to investigate whether this is more evident in certain systems of healthcare by conducting a cross-sectional survey of people in the United States, the Dominican Republic, and Canada. These countries were selected because each of them has a unique healthcare system. The responses from the survey were analyzed and coded for common themes and converted to quantitative data. From this data, it was concluded that Canada rated the worst in healthcare overall but the best in equality whereas the Dominican Republic and the United States rated slightly better, although still not well, overall and significantly worse in equality.