Seven states are moving to ban abortions, along with other ‘elective’ medical services, during the coronavirus crisis. But delaying or denying abortions can do serious health and financial harm. From having their pain dismissed to being charged additional fees, ethnic minority and migrant women face significant barriers to accessing healthcare during a pandemic.
Another problem arises when a reproductive cell implants outside the uterus, making further gestation unfeasible. Fortunately, obstetricians can manage and treat common and rare health issues that emerge during pregnancies. However, added symptoms during menstruation may indicate health issues, and unusual symptoms, such as bleeding between menstruations and frequent urinating, can mimic other health conditions.
Women’s health is an important topic area to guide a woman through the stages of her life, as well as knowing the conditions and diseases that may occur. Educating yourself so that the transitions into different phases of life is key to a healthy, happy, and productive life. The NWHN believes that with the right information, everyone can make good decisions about their health.
Oregon Health & Science University is dedicated to improving the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research. The Women’s Health Initiative is a landmark study that has had a huge impact on medical practice and public health.
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, in all respects, physical and mental, is a fundamental human right.
SWHR celebrated its 30th anniversary October 22 and honored three women leaders who have significantly advanced women’s health throughout their careers. Biological differences between the sexes exist, from a single cell to the entire body. SWHR is bringing attention to sex and gender differences in health and disease in order to address unmet needs and research gaps in women’s health.
It is the basis for well-being and participation in many aspects of life. Biology influences health, but so do social norms, political choices and levels of economic advancement—all of which contain patterns of gender discrimination. We provide support services, resources and deliver training, as well as share evidence to influence and shape policy.
We are committed to improving the social, emotional and physical health and wellbeing of women throughout their lives. Gender equality is essential to achieve this and underpins everything we do. This cohort study evaluates the association between adverse neighborhood exposures and virologic control in pregnant women with HIV at labor and delivery. This cross-sectional study assesses the association of the elimination of cost sharing for contraception under the Patient and Protection and Affordable Care Act with birth rates by income level among commercially insured women. This cross-sectional study examines rates of recommended services during comprehensive postpartum visits and differences between Medicaid and non-Medicaid insurance type among US women. This article describes the care of a Jehovah’s Witness patient to highlight the importance of patient-centered care and shared decision-making when treating underrepresented populations at risk for stigmatization by the medical community.
WHI strives to improve health through research on risk factors, prevention, and early detection of serious health conditions, so postmenopausal women thrive. Pregnancy can cause a healthy mother’s red blood cell count to drop, a condition called anemia, or induce depression.