Category: Women Health

Women's Health West

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Occupational differences have exposed women to less industrial injuries, although this is likely to change, as is risk of injury or death in war. Overall such injuries contributed to 3.5{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39} of deaths in women compared to 6.2{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39} in the United States in 2009. Even after succeeding in accessing health care, women have been discriminated against, a process that Iris Young has called “internal exclusion”, as opposed to “external exclusion”, the barriers to access.

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This invisibility effectively masks the grievances of groups already disadvantaged by power inequity, further entrenching injustice. Women’s health is positioned within a wider body of knowledge cited by, amongst others, the World Health Organization, which places importance on gender as a social determinant of health. While women’s health is affected by their biology, it is also affected by their social conditions, such as poverty, employment, and family responsibilities, and these aspects should not be overshadowed. Women’s life expectancy is greater than that of men, and they have lower death rates throughout life, regardless of race and geographic region.

Behavioral differences also play a role, in which women display lower risk taking including consume less tobacco, alcohol, and drugs, reducing their risk of mortality from associated diseases, including …

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8 Common Women's Health Issues To Know About

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Delivering cutting-edge clinical advances in diagnostic procedures, therapeutic protocols for the management of diseases, and innovative research in gender-based biology. It enables you to deposit any research data associated with your research manuscript.

See our safe care and visitor guidelines, plus trusted coronavirus information. Please call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room if you are experiencing a medical emergency. Amongst non-governmental organizations working to end child marriage are Girls not Brides, Young Women’s Christian Association , the International Center for Research on Women and Human Rights Watch . While some progress is being made in reducing child marriage, particularly for girls under fifteen, the prospects are daunting. The indicator for this will be the percentage of women aged 20–24 who were married or in a union before the age of eighteen. Efforts to end child marriage include legislation and ensuring enforcement together with empowering women and girls.

In 2006, findings from an ancillary study to the WHI and to WHIMS, the WHI Study of Cognitive Aging , appeared. WHIMS involved more than 7000 women age 65 and older and provided cognitive data only from a brief measure of cognitive status, the Modified Mini-Mental State Exam . healthdirect’s information …

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Women's Health Network

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The United Nations considers these avoidable with access to safe abortion and post-abortion care. While abortion rates have fallen in developed countries, but not in developing countries. Between 2010–2014 there were 35 abortions per 1000 women aged 15–44, a total of 56 million abortions per year. The United nations has prepared recommendations for health care workers to provide more accessible and safe abortion and post-abortion care. An inherent part of post-abortion care involves provision of adequate contraception.

Reversal by skilled personnel may be required to open the scarred tissue. Amongst those opposing the practice are local grassroots groups, and national and international organisations including WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA and Amnesty International. Legislative efforts to ban FGC have rarely been successful and the preferred approach is education and empowerment and the provision of information about the adverse health effects as well the human rights aspects. Diseases such as chlamydia and gonorrhoea are also important causes of pelvic inflammatory disease and subsequent infertility in women. Another important consequence of some STIs such as genital herpes and syphilis increase the risk of acquiring HIV by three-fold, and can also influence its transmission progression. STIs are in turn associated with unsafe sexual activity that is …

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International Journal Of Women's Health

Women Health

The gender gap in health is even more acute in developing countries where women are relatively more disadvantaged. In addition to gender inequity, there remain specific disease processes uniquely associated with being a woman which create specific challenges in both prevention and health care. Women’s health refers to the health of women, which differs from that of men in many unique ways.

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Pregnancy presents substantial health risks, even in developed countries, and despite advances in obstetrical science and practice. Maternal mortality remains a major problem in global health and is considered a sentinel event in judging the quality of health care systems. Adolescent pregnancy represents a particular problem, whether intended or unintended, and whether within marriage or a union or not. Pregnancy results in major changes in a girl’s life, physically, emotionally, socially and economically and jeopardises her transition into adulthood. Adolescent pregnancy, more often than not, stems from a girl’s lack of choices.

Men are more likely to abuse alcohol and become dependent upon it. However, the impacts of chronic alcohol use are greater on women than men. Additionally, babies born to women who drink alcohol during pregnancy may have a condition called fetal alcohol syndrome. However, many doctors …

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Women's Health In The North

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There areseveral drugsand medical devices that could pose a number of health risks to women. Women use Natural Family Planning when they do not want to get pregnant but other birth control methods are not an option. It is not as effective at preventing pregnancy as other forms of birth control, and women must have regular periods to use it. Essure birth control was not without risk, and thousands of women claim the coils perforated their fallopian tubes, causing severe pain, infections and long-term injuries. For most women, the primary purpose of birth control is to prevent pregnancy. However, some women use it to prevent the spread of STDs or to regulate hormones.

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Women should strongly consider all available birth control options and determine which is best for them. More than 98 percent of women in the U.S. have used birth control, and an estimated 62 percent use it regularly. Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are one of the top concerns in women’s sexual health.

We’re seeking your feedback on various projects and initiatives to make our work more responsive to women’s health needs. Visit the Office of Women’s Health webpage for regular updates on women’s health-related issues and community …

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International Journal Of Women's Health And Reproduction Sciences

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Severe social and mental consequences are also likely to follow, with shunning of the women. Apart from lack of access to care, causes include young age, and malnourishment. The UNFPA has made prevention of OF a priority and is the lead agency in the Campaign to End Fistula, which issues annual reports and the United Nations observes May 23 as the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula every year. Prevention includes discouraging teenage pregnancy and child marriage, adequate nutrition, and access to skilled care, including caesarean section. In 2000, the United Nations created Millennium Development Goal 5 to improve maternal health. Target 5A sought to reduce maternal mortality by three quarters from 1990 to 2015, using two indicators, 5.1 the MMR and 5.2 the proportion of deliveries attended by skilled health personnel .

Rezeky explained that as a man, maintaining healthy relationships requires an open mind, and treating others with respect. It was explained to the participants that women victims of violence often face difficulties in accessing legal and medical services. Victims can also face social judgement from their own families and their community as a result of the stigma that follows them.

In the period 2003–2009 hemorrhage was the …

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Sandpoint Women's Health

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Global women’s health has a much larger focus on reproductive health than that of developed countries alone, but also infectious diseases such as malaria in pregnancy and non-communicable diseases . Many of the issues that face women and girls in resource poor regions are relatively unknown in developed countries, such as female genital cutting, and further lack access to the appropriate diagnostic and clinical resources.

Comorbidity from other non reproductive disease such as cardiovascular disease contribute to both the mortality and morbidity of pregnancy, including preeclampsia. Sexually transmitted infections have serious consequences for women and infants, with mother-to-child transmission leading to outcomes such as stillbirths and neonatal deaths, and pelvic inflammatory disease leading to infertility. In addition infertility from many other causes, birth control, unplanned pregnancy, unconsensual sexual activity and the struggle for access to abortion create other burdens for women.

Research needs include diseases unique to women, more serious in women and those that differ in risk factors between women and men. The balance of gender in research studies needs to be balanced appropriately to allow analysis that will detect interactions between gender and other factors. They also suggest it is the role of health organisations to encourage women …

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Women’s Health East Women's Health East

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This article estimates the effects of women’s weight changes in four sequential perinatal periods across first and second pregnancies on adverse maternal and neonatal outcomes in the second pregnancy. A program paid expectant mothers in Nigeria to use prenatal, delivery, and postnatal health services, resulting in an increase in use of care. Scaling this program up across Nigeria could reduce stillbirths by 85,000 annually. A new study found that taking hormonal contraceptives may have a small protective effect on severe cases of asthma in reproductive-age women. The journal’s aim is to publish the highest quality articles dedicated to research in the field. The journal is essential reading for all clinicians and researchers in the fields of obstetrics and gynecology.

In some of our projects up to 50 per cent of women in antenatal care may test positive for malaria. Hepatitis E has a significantly higher death rate amongst pregnant women, reaching 25 per cent for women in the third trimester. In some cases cholera can lead to premature labour or obstetric complications. Ajabu, 30 years old, is waiting to give birth at the ‘welcome village’ for pregnant women at the Masisi Hospital in the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Historically though, …

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International Journal Of Women's Health

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At the beginning of the twentieth century, in much of the Western industrialized world, life expectancy at birth for women was less than 50 years. Life expectancy at birth for women in most industrialized countries is now well into the late 70s and the early mid-80s, on average about seven to eight years longer than men. By age 65 and over, this gender gap narrows, and by age 85, life expectancy for women is very close to men’s.

This video showcases initiatives led by H4+ and Governments of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Sierra Leone to reduce child and maternal mortality rates. Since the Ebola outbreak in West Africa was declared an international public health emergency in August, many UN organizations, including UN Women, have been working hand-in-hand to help those affected on the ground. UN Women has been facilitating mobilization and information efforts targeting women, who have been disproportionately affected by this disease. Yet in 2013, nearly 800 women still died every day from maternal causes—99 per cent of these deaths occurred in developing countries. Most of their lives could have been saved with simple, well-known preventative interventions, even as basic as a bar of soap. Health, …

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Bmc Women's Health

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A woman’s risk of developing invasive ovarian cancer during her lifetime is about 1 in 72. Each year, globally 1.4 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Regardless of where you are on your journey, our OBGYN group has a caring and experienced doctor to assist you. The clinicians accompany patients on their lifelong health journey, through general health and specialising in women’s health issues ranging from menstruation to fertility, pre and post-natal care, menopause and beyond. Mayo Clinic is transforming women’s health by advancing research and studies specifically focused on the female body through all stages of life — and we are seeing exciting results. Mayo Clinic Women’s Health Research Center is a leader in providing the evidence to improve health care for women, and in educating the next generation of investigators and health care professionals in topics of women’s health. Women have unique health needs, and face inequity in both quality and outcomes of health care.

Deaths due to dementia are higher in women than men (4.5{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39} of deaths vs. 2.0{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39}). Women and men have approximately equal risk of dying from cancer, which accounts for about a quarter of all deaths, and is the second leading cause of …

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