The Importance of Women’s Health
Women are the backbone of a family’s health. As such, their health can impact the health and well-being of their children and the entire community. Women can also affect the health of their community if they get sick or die. As such, women’s healthcare is increasingly important in society. Women are prone to the same diseases as men, although their symptoms may be different. Read on to learn about how your health can affect the health of your community.
Women’s health is complex and requires that their delicate systems work well. It spans your entire life, from puberty to retirement. It can include pain, cramps, or other unusual symptoms. In addition to routine checkups, women should schedule regular medical exams to prevent diseases and monitor their progress over time. Women’s health is vital throughout their lives, but especially during their reproductive years. Below are some tips to help you maintain a healthy lifestyle, and your optimal health during menopause.
Preventive care is required by most health insurance plans. Many do. Preventive care includes everything from birth control to sterilization procedures. These services are sometimes free, but only if they are covered by the plan. Preventive care can also include counseling and patient education on how to use contraceptives, such as the Pill or the implant. Contraceptives may not be covered by some plans. It is important to know what your plan covers.
Sex-specific medical research
According to a study of over 11.5 million journal articles, the number of journals reporting sex-specific research in medicine has increased significantly between 1980 and 2016. Despite this increase, sex remains under-reported in biomedical science. The authors concluded that more research should be done to understand gender-related differences in health. This would make medicine more gender-inclusive.
There are many career opportunities for women in science, technology, and engineering
Lawrence Summers (the Harvard University president) suggested in January 2005 that the underrepresentation for women in science, technology, and engineering was due to “inherent gender differences.” These comments were counterproductive, reflecting a long-held stereotype that men are more capable than girls, and which prevents young girls from pursuing STEM careers. This misconception has to be challenged. The AAUW report highlights several strategies that can increase career opportunities for women in science, technology, and engineering.
Global cooperation has an impact on women’s health
Healthy women, healthy economies has one goal: to increase economic participation and well-being of women. Merck KGaA, the American Cancer Society and others share this mission. It has increased its core commitment to this cause through supporting research and convening collaboration efforts to promote change. In a report released in 2016, Merck KGaA emphasized the economic and societal costs of cancer. It also highlighted the gender-based health inequities that prevent women from being fully participating in their economic lives.