Freedom to Visit the Doctor

Moroccan women were asked whether they could visit their doctor or health care provider without the accompaniment by another person. Most women (65%) say they can go to the doctor by themselves, but a quarter of women say they must be accompanied (figure 13). Because women are the primary caretakers in Morocco and typically escort children to the doctor or hospital, in some cases it may be necessary for women to be accompanied by their husband, e.g., when medical documents need to be signed, or expenses need to be covered.