Health Issues Affecting the Lumbee Indian Women of Robeson County

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Robyn Kim Zanard (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
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Howard D. Maxwell

Abstract: There appears to be a mysterious magnetism surrounding Pembroke, North Carolina. If a person is from the area, one of two things seem to occur. Either one never leaves, which is what happens in the majority of cases, or if individuals do leave, they eventually return. The events of my life show that I am an example of this phenomenon. When I left the area in 1980, I had no intentions of returning. However, nine years later, I was drawn back and could not wait to make Pembroke my home once again. I am about to embark upon another journey (medical school) and though I am currently unsure as to what my future will bring, there is a good chance that I will end up back here one day to practice medicine. That is why I decided to investigate health conditions within Robeson County, so I could get a better feel for the challenges that lie ahead. The medical field that I am currently planning to enter is gynecology and obstetrics; therefore it seemed natural that I do my Chancellor's Scholars thesis on women's health. I chose to concentrate on Lumbee women because I am one-half Lumbee and was curious to find out if there is anything unique about this culture that may be influencing the health of Lumbee women.

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Language: English
Date: 1994
Women's Health, Native American Health, Lumbee, Pembroke, North Carolina, Robeson County,

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