Changing The Future Of Women’s Health

Women Health
However it was later criticised for not including violence as an explicit target, the “missing target”. In the evaluation of MDG 3, violence remained a major barrier to achieving the goals.
The next phase was the specific funding of large scale epidemiology studies and clinical trials focussing on women’s health such as the Women’s Health Initiative , the largest disease prevention study conducted in the US. Its role was to study the major causes of death, disability and frailty in older women. In 2006 women accounted for less than 25{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39} of clinical trials published in 2004, A follow up study by the same authors five years later found little evidence of improvement. Another study found between 10–47{06e5c851e71f046c386a74248b3a53282284dae0fc18af42c313779a50d46a39} of women in heart disease clinical trials, despite the prevalence of heart disease in women.
Women’s bodies go through major changes throughout their lives, leading to differences in health concerns for varying age groups. During times of physiological change, women are more susceptible to mental health issues like depression, anxiety and eating disorders. In adulthood, sexual health issues like fertility, avoiding STDs and practicing safe birth control gain importance. After menopause, some women experience health conditions caused by changes in hormone levels. Fortunately, …