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Daytona Beach

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Study Abroad

Advisor Name

Kelly Whealan George

Second Advisor Name

Wesley Lewis


Cuba’s healthcare system has been an important discussion since it became socialized in 1965. The seemingly prestigious and highly criticized system has had global impact: from the break of tradition from conservative Latin American countries, to the almost idyllic approach Cuba has taken proving socialism can exist. This paper explores the major differences between Cuba’s and America’s approach to women’s healthcare. This paper examines different aspects of women's health care through interviews of locals and observation of different clinics around the island. The topics include maternity leave, child care, abortions, and sex education. While there is varying discussion on how well the the system works, it is clear that the structure of their system is ideal, however, the government does not have the means to make it work.

Document Type

Undergraduate Research