Formal Healthcare and Traditional Medicine

Lebanese women were asked whether they had access to a formal healthcare provider and whether they ever used traditional medicine. Of interest is whether women and their families have options so that they can seek formal healthcare providers and specialists to deliver preventive, routine and emergency healthcare to maintain overall health and well-being.

As seen in Figure 1, men and women report access to a formal health care provider and/or family doctor at mostly the same percentage. This indicates women and men mostly have equal access to formal healthcare. Access to healthcare does not vary much by sect or by the women’s level of education.