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  • care
  • Women have long been disadvantaged in many respects such as social and economic power which restricts their access to the necessities of life including health care, and the greater the level of disadvantage, such as in developing countries, the greater adverse impact on health. (wikipedia.org)
  • The WHO considers that an undue emphasis on reproductive health has been a major barrier to ensuring access to good quality health care for all women. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Sunday message focuses on the new Republican vision of health care-and directly contradicts Trump's actions so far. (newsweek.com)
  • The Harborview Division of Obstetrics and Gynecology will continue to be a leading health care provider for underserved women in Seattle/King County, and for women from the WWAMI region with severe acute obstetric or gynecologic trauma. (washington.edu)
  • We will provide a site for innovative research and mentorship, and quaternary cutting edge care in areas such as genital dysplasia, midlife women's health, gynecologic infectious diseases, and immigrant reproductive health. (washington.edu)
  • In addition, the HMC faculty provide gynecologic consultation services at HMC Adult Medicine Clinic, the UW Neighborhood Clinic at Factoria , and obstetrics and gynecology care at the Maternal-Infant Care Clinic at UWMC , and Hall Health Clinic . (washington.edu)
  • Women's Health Issues is a bimonthly peer-reviewed medical journal covering women's health care and policy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Studies have indicated that boys are more likely to receive treatment from health care facilities compared to girls, when controlled for SES status. (wikipedia.org)
  • The role that gender plays in health care access can be determined by examining resource allocation within the household and public sphere. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additionally, women are often perceived as being incapable of taking care of parents in old age, which creates even greater preference for sons over daughters. (wikipedia.org)
  • This finding has led researchers to believe that the sex of a child leads to different levels of health care being administered in rural areas. (wikipedia.org)
  • IWHC attended the 1994 United Nations International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo where they asked for the inclusion for access to contraception, safe abortion, maternity care, better access to women's health services and comprehensive sex education. (wikipedia.org)
  • IWHC remains staunch on the idea that giving women better access to health care and sex education is the right and ethical way to help stabilize the world's population growth. (wikipedia.org)
  • Deliveries attended by a skilled health care provider were shown to improve both maternal and neonatal survival. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other responsibilities include identifying regional needs in women's health and implementing activities in health care service delivery, research, and education. (wikipedia.org)
  • Collaborating with other health care providers for management or referral of high-risk pregnancies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Advanced practice registered nurse Women's health "Nurse Practitioner Primary Care Competencies in Specialty Areas" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Every woman should have access to quality health care. (wikipedia.org)
  • Raising Women's Voices includes a list of 26 principles including: High quality health care for all. (wikipedia.org)
  • Actively address and work to eliminate racial, ethnic, gender and class disparities in health care access, as well as disparities due to immigration status, disabilities and sexual or gender identity. (wikipedia.org)
  • In Brazil, women with disabilities are also less likely to seek out gynecological health care, due to various reasons, including cultural attitudes and cost. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conversely, a 2003 report found that not only did health care providers in general have positive attitudes towards people with physical disabilities in Saudi Arabia, regardless of gender and which cited that most health care professionals world-wide have positive attitudes. (wikipedia.org)
  • The increasing rate of breast cancer makes good breast care a priority for all women. (nyc.gov)
  • It can be hard for women to prevent HIV or to take care of themselves if they have it. (healthfinder.gov)
  • African-American women can take charge of their personal health and seek the health care they need. (healthfinder.gov)
  • That's a health-care segment that handles a broad range of health needs but don't specifically fill the niche traditional women's clinics do. (commondreams.org)
  • The clear intent of both of these initiatives was to undercut funding for women's clinics like Planned Parenthood, with their traditional role of using public funds to provide family planning and health care to the poor. (commondreams.org)
  • Shop for health care like an expert. (medhelp.org)
  • Is Preventive Health Screening for Low-Income Women Under New Health Care Reform Better or Worse? (liebertpub.com)
  • menopause
  • Performing a complete, system, or symptom-directed physical examinations on women, including obstetric and gynecologic conditions/needs that include, pregnancy, benign and malignant gynecologic conditions, contraception, sexually transmitted infections, infertility, perimenopause/menopause/postmenopause and other gender-specific illnesses. (wikipedia.org)
  • This page links to fact sheets on a variety of women's health topics, including menopause, contraception, hysterectomy, osteoporosis, natural hormones for menopause, and silicone gel breast implants. (healthfinder.gov)
  • I am a 50 yr. old female who went through menopause at 48 (1yr. (medhelp.org)
  • pregnancy
  • Even in developed countries pregnancy and childbirth are associated with substantial risks to women with maternal mortality accounting for more than a quarter of a million deaths per year, with large gaps between the developing and developed countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • If a female fetus is not aborted, the mother's pregnancy can be a stressful experience, due to her family's preference for a son. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although I realize many, many women go through pregnancy alone (some by choice), but I am not sure if this decision is right for me. (medhelp.org)
  • demographic
  • However, concerns existed about the feasibility of such a complex clinical trial among participants in this demographic of older women, particularly with respect to sufficient recruitment and adherence to the dietary and hormone-treatment regimens. (wikipedia.org)
  • Demographic goals and targets, conversely, led to programs that included forced or unwanted sterilizations and "inappropriate methods of family planning" for women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Young women have become the most prevalent demographic for migrant work, making up over 70% of those employed in the garment, toy, and electronic industries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ethiopia : Demographic and Health Survey" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • infants
  • 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. (wikipedia.org)
  • believed that such a discrepancy in IMR between female and male could be a result of preference for sons in traditional Chinese ideology, which may cause abandonment, unequal treatment or violence against female infants. (wikipedia.org)
  • vaginas
  • Seventy four percent of women had a FGM out of which, 6% have their vaginas sewn closed. (wikipedia.org)
  • 77). Additional programs included education about birth control options as well as a video to encourage women to look at their vaginas through self-exam. (wikipedia.org)
  • But at 25 I don't suggest you get a full hysterectomy done because there are cases of where females vaginas have collapsed. (medhelp.org)
  • cardiovascular
  • While the rates of the leading causes of death, cardiovascular disease, cancer and lung disease, are similar in women and men, women have different experiences. (wikipedia.org)
  • Other important health issues for women include cardiovascular disease, depression, dementia, osteoporosis and anemia. (wikipedia.org)
  • Conditions that affect both men and women, such as cardiovascular disease, osteoporosis, also manifest differently in women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Among women in all age groups, cancer and cardiovascular disease are the leading causes of mortality. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1990, however, interest in the impact of diet on cancer and cardiovascular disease in women was renewed, and a joint National Cancer Institute (NCI)-National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) workshop concluded that a full-scale dietary trial, with a focus on these two diseases, was warranted. (wikipedia.org)
  • Cardiovascular diseases continue to comprise a major part of the overall disease burden for women, but rates of mental ill health are increasing throughout the Region and across all ages. (who.int)
  • focuses
  • Our goal is to collaborate with community and global partners to support innovative service, teaching and research that serves our patient populations and focuses on the health of women - thus providing the foundation for a cohesive family unit and a successful social structure within our community and our world. (washington.edu)
  • The IWHC focuses on issues relating to women and girls' human rights, health and equality. (wikipedia.org)
  • 69). Because of the two main focuses on self-help and the medical establishment as an institution, the NBWHP ebb and flows between a grassroots operation that focuses on the community of women and one that focused on policy. (wikipedia.org)
  • services
  • A watchdog group is accusing Attleboro Women's Health Center of deliberately deceiving women who seek its services. (newsweek.com)
  • The original NWHC was small, with a staff of three, and funded abortion training and other health services projects in various countries. (wikipedia.org)
  • Germain and Dunlop created a unique approach to women's health initiatives by investing in "local women-led organisations that provide services and influence national policies, and, simultaneously, advocating for global policy and funding. (wikipedia.org)
  • US Department of Health and Human Services. (wikipedia.org)
  • Ensure provision of the full range of reproductive and women's health services. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because traditionally, men have been used to model and test health treatments, approaches to health services, such as physical therapy, have not been properly aligned with disabled women's needs. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first long term study involving the experiences of women with disability and gynecological services was published in 2001. (wikipedia.org)
  • The clinic provides multiple reproductive health services, including abortions, birth control and checkups. (wikipedia.org)
  • We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. (medhelp.org)
  • Consider a directive that in one lunging swing would redefine abortion to include basic birth control, and at the same time acutely undermine health services for poor women. (commondreams.org)
  • determinants
  • The achievement is attributed to the dramatic drop in the under five mortality (U5MR) and an improvement in other socio-economic determinants of health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Important progress has been made in the WHO European Region in relation to gender equality and other social, economic and environmental determinants of women's health and well-being. (who.int)
  • The causes of these inequities include the range of determinants of women's health and well-being and health system responses to women's needs. (who.int)
  • issues
  • Women's health issues also include medical situations in which women face problems not directly related to their biology, such as gender-differentiated access to medical treatment and other socioeconomic factors. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1985, the Public Health Service Task Force on Women's Health Issues issued recommendations that biomedical and behavioral research should be expanded to provide for the inclusion diseases and conditions identified among women of all age groups. (wikipedia.org)
  • Women have unique health issues. (ca.gov)
  • Some of the health issues that affect both men and women can affect women differently. (ca.gov)
  • AWHN organises the Australian Women's Health Conference, a conference on issues concerning women. (wikipedia.org)
  • IWHC represents part of the women's movement that recognizes that many challenges to gender equality lie in challenges in health issues and in raising families. (wikipedia.org)
  • Often, it was found that women's health issues had been undermined by economic policies by the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • It wasn't until after the 1990s that women's health issues were studied in-depth in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • In addition, researching the health issues of women with disabilities is also understudied. (wikipedia.org)
  • Starting in the early 2000s, health issues for people with disabilities began to be studied in the United States. (wikipedia.org)
  • Eventually they extracted "The Project" from the NWHN because of concern regarding the lack of focus on the issues facing black women and poor women which played out through the events that occurred during and the National Conference on Black Women's Health Issues at Spelman College in 1983 (Silliman et al. (wikipedia.org)
  • The National Black Women's Health Project later opened an office in Washington, DC to address policy issues and moved their headquarters to Washington, DC. (wikipedia.org)
  • Health systems are slowly adapting to address women's health issues beyond reproduction. (who.int)
  • cohort
  • The WHT did not proceed with its full-scale trial, as it was not awarded further funding from the NIH on the basis of the potential inability of the study to test the hypothesis in a larger cohort of women. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study, funded by the National Institutes of Health follows a cohort of the 59,000 women that enrolled. (wikipedia.org)
  • maternal
  • Women's health in Ethiopia can be broken down into several sections: general health status, women's status, maternal health, women and HIV, harmful traditional practices, and violence against women. (wikipedia.org)
  • Women start sexual activity about four and a half years earlier than men (median age of 16.6 years for women and 21.2 years for men) Good progress has been registered in maternal mortality reduction, a 69% reduction according to UN estimates from the 1400/100000 live births in 1990 to 420/100,000 live births in 2013. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1986
  • In 1986, the NIH issued recommendations that women be included in all research studies. (wikipedia.org)
  • The WHT, which commenced in 1986 and involved 303 women randomized into dietary intervention and control groups, yielded results demonstrating a high degree of adherence on the basis of both food-intake questionnaires and clinical laboratory findings. (wikipedia.org)
  • AWHN was formed by women who attended the inaugural Community Health Association Conference in September 1986. (wikipedia.org)
  • include
  • Past Women's Health cover models include Elisha Cuthbert, Ashley Greene, Anna Kournikova, Michelle Monaghan, Zoe Saldana and Elizabeth Banks. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the U.N. Women's Conference in Beijing in 1995, IWHC lobbied to include the idea that women have a right to control their sexuality "free of coercion, discrimination and violence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Well-woman visits include a full checkup, separate from any other visit for sickness or injury. (healthfinder.gov)
  • affect
  • Currently, women in India face a multitude of health problems, which ultimately affect the aggregate economy's output. (wikipedia.org)
  • Gaining information about the causes of health problems that affect Black women will help to determine health outcomes. (wikipedia.org)
  • Black women are underrepresented in most studies of women's health, while some disorders are known to disproportionately affect Black women. (wikipedia.org)
  • This study seeks to gather and compile information on the conditions that affect Black women including particularly breast cancer, lupus, premature birth, hypertension, colon cancer, diabetes, and uterine fibroids. (wikipedia.org)
  • This pamphlet gives an overview of the cancers that most frequently affect women, and also details who is at risk for developing the cancers, as well as the guidelines for early detection. (healthfinder.gov)
  • Gender inequalities, discrimination and gender stereotypes are important underlying factors influencing behaviour and practices that affect women's health across their life-course. (who.int)
  • 1987
  • The 1st conference occurred in October 1987 at the Royal Women's Hospital in Melbourne and was funded by the Department of Health. (wikipedia.org)
  • By 1987, the National Black Women's Health Project were headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia and housed offices in Brooklyn, New York and the Bay Area of California. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1995
  • The Black Women's Health Study (BWHS) is a long-term observational study conducted at Boston University's Slone Epidemiology Center since 1995 to investigate the health problems of Black women over a long time period, with the ultimate goal of improving their health. (wikipedia.org)
  • prevention
  • In the 1980s, it had become apparent that past biomedical research had focused disproportionately on white men, often neglecting prevention and treatment studies of diseases that are either unique to or more common in women and minorities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Such interventions would require testing through clinical trials before they, along with their full range of risks and benefits, could be used as the basis for setting public health policy and creating prevention guidelines. (wikipedia.org)
  • Effective, actionable strategies for weight management and obesity prevention in children and adolescents, with in-depth coverage on education, policy, health disparities and cultural sensitivities, and more. (liebertpub.com)
  • concern
  • Sick days and personal health are of little concern in these dormitory settings. (wikipedia.org)
  • One woman with cerebral palsy reported that it was perceived by her doctor that every health concern was because of her CP, including a toothache. (wikipedia.org)
  • typically
  • These women now called dagongmei are typically short term laborers who are contracted for a short period of time and at the end of their contracts they either find more work or are forced to return home. (wikipedia.org)
  • uterine
  • Lung cancer has overtaken all other types of cancer as the leading cause of cancer death in women, followed by breast cancer, colorectal, ovarian, uterine and cervical cancers. (wikipedia.org)
  • unequal
  • Men use greater privileges and superior rights to create an unequal society that leaves women with little to no power. (wikipedia.org)
  • societal
  • It was these changes in societal attitudes and policy toward women's health research, in addition to the demonstration that such a large study was not only feasible, but could be done economically, that gave rise to the WHI. (wikipedia.org)
  • Well-being is gaining in importance as a concept and measure not only of good health, but also of general societal progress. (who.int)
  • menstruation
  • Women with intellectual disabilities (ID) are more likely to use contraceptives or even to request a hysterectomy in order to manage menstruation. (wikipedia.org)
  • organisations
  • AWHN is an umbrella organisation for State and Territory Women's Health Networks, and other national organisations which embrace its objectives and philosophy. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through funding and contracts with these organisations, the OWH is able to administer various strategies and programmes to improve women's health in America and increase awareness. (wikipedia.org)
  • eleven
  • In November, 1884, eleven women residing on Beekman Hill, whose houses were located on a high bluff overlooking the East River, were so outraged at the continuance of the foul odors which polluted the atmosphere of the entire neighborhood, causing them to keep windows closed in the hottest weather, and depriving them of their right to pure air, that they resolved to investigate the cause of this nuisance. (wikipedia.org)
  • help
  • There are a number of alternative examination procedures that can be used, including knee-chest position, diamond-shaped position, M-shaped position and V-shaped position.These alternative procedures can help accommodate women who have difficulty putting their feet into stirrups or who need greater body support. (wikipedia.org)
  • Find information, tips and tools to help women stay healthy. (healthfinder.gov)
  • WISEWOMAN is a program designed to help low-income, under- or uninsured 40- to 64-year-old women reduce their risk for heart disease and improve their overall health. (healthfinder.gov)
  • hospitals
  • Numerous studies have found that the rates of admission to hospitals vary dramatically with gender, with men visiting hospitals more frequently than women. (wikipedia.org)
  • NCBH receives the National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (NAPH) 2011 Safety Net Patient Safety Award for its Reducing Adverse Outcomes on Labor and Delivery initiative. (nyc.gov)
  • discrimination
  • With lower involvement in the public sphere-as exemplified by the labour and political participation rates-and the stigma of being less valuable within a family, women face a unique form of gender discrimination. (wikipedia.org)
  • Article 25 of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities specifies that "persons with disabilities have the right to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of health without discrimination on the basis of disability. (wikipedia.org)
  • Through Health 2020, the WHO European health policy framework, the Region integrates an equity element into its work, reinforcing the principles of non-discrimination, equality and participation, to ensure that every woman and child has the opportunity to fulfil their ambitions and is not held back by their gender. (who.int)
  • studies
  • Contrary to what Chinese census has manifested, Banister's studies have shown that female IMR is higher than male IMR in China at least since 1975. (wikipedia.org)
  • Are Enough Women Included in Medical Device Studies, as Required by the FDA? (liebertpub.com)
  • risks
  • These differences are further exacerbated in developing countries where women, whose health includes both their risks and experiences, are further disadvantaged. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biological differences vary all the way from phenotype to the cellular, and manifest unique risks for the development of ill health. (wikipedia.org)
  • Assessing social and physical environmental health risks, including teratogens, that impact childbearing. (wikipedia.org)
  • initiatives
  • The main headquarters, from which the OWH operate, is located in Washington, DC with ten other regional women's health coordinators positioned across the country to implement local health initiatives. (wikipedia.org)
  • equality
  • This means that reaching the targets of SDG3 on health and well-being will be enabled by progress under other SDGs, particularly SDG5 on gender equality and SDG10 on reducing inequalities within and between countries. (who.int)
  • disabilities
  • In addition, women with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty, which puts them at a greater health risk. (wikipedia.org)
  • In countries with strict gender segregation, such as Saudi Arabia, women must use women-only clinics, many of which do not have access for people with physical disabilities. (wikipedia.org)
  • Women, including young women with disabilities, use contraceptives for various reasons. (wikipedia.org)
  • Various types of contraception are available to women with disabilities, however, prescription of a specific type of birth control largely rests on the kind of disability a woman has and the types of associated side-effects of the method of contraception. (wikipedia.org)
  • Women with physical disabilities may be unable to get a Pap smear if the examination table cannot be lowered. (wikipedia.org)
  • women's rights
  • New Delhi, Aug 5 (IANS) A draft bill on Charter of Women's Rights 2015 has been prepared, which would also give additional powers to the Delhi Commission for Women (DCW), Delhi Dialogue Commission vice chairman Ashish Khetan said on Wednesday. (mangalorean.com)
  • The bill advocates women's rights concerning their safety, security and even dowry and female infanticide. (mangalorean.com)
  • The whole premise of religious 'courts' is discrimination to women, they represent a major barrier to women's rights and not only do they deny women justice, they also distance women from the mainstream court system and safety measures, such as civil protection orders, which can have dire consequences. (ikwro.org.uk)
  • But most said they wanted to show support for women and feared that there will be attacks on women's rights during Trump's presidency. (cnn.com)
  • Medicine
  • These perimenopausal test results concur with prior self-reported memory difficulties--60 percent of women state that they have memory problems during the menopause transition," said Gail Greendale, MD, with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. (redorbit.com)
  • She holds a professional certification in Healthcare Consumer Advocacy, and Master's of Arts in Social Sciences with a focus on Health Communication & Narrative Medicine. (theperimenopauseblog.com)
  • name
  • In 1973 a single pregnant woman by the name of Roe won a case making the Texas criminal abortion laws unconstitutional. (writework.com)
  • order
  • This bill would also give powers to the DCW to order enforcement of rights of women and initiate action if orders are not complied with," he said. (mangalorean.com)
  • state
  • Prior to Roe vs. Wade, it was up to the state and abortions were usually only performed on women at risk of losing their lives due to their pregnancy. (writework.com)
  • lives
  • Discriminatory religious codes are very much a part and parcel of the continuum of domestic and gender based violence and other abuses that BME women face in their daily lives since they reinforce discrimination, deny exit and prevent women from accessing justice or from asserting their right to equality…For these reasons and more, parallel legal systems must not be allowed to exist. (ikwro.org.uk)