5% of respondents aged 16 to 17 and 7% of respondents aged 18 to 19 and 20 to 25 said they have enough information on gynaecological cancers, rising to 31% of those aged 80 or above. 14% of respondents aged 25 to 29 said they have enough information on menstrual wellbeing, rising to 34% of those aged 80 or above . 17% of respondents in the mixed or multiple ethnic group said they have enough information on menstrual wellbeing, rising to 24% of white respondents .
The risk of breast cancer from use of HRT is not as significant as many may believe. Information around treatment for the menopause can also be confusing, particularly around hormone replacement therapy, often referred to as HRT as it is often very general and usually does not always consider the individual risk of women. So we’re providing lots of information about the menopause, and we’re opening up conversations between workplace colleagues, too. Extraordinary demands are placed on women’s minds and bodies, so they deserve to be cared for and protected. But when you’re busy, it can be easy to forget about looking after yourself. That’s why we’re here to walk beside you, empowering you to take greater control of your mental and physical wellbeing.
It is, for instance, providing momentum for innovative new ways to deliver services. One of my key priorities is to improve research and evidence into women’s health, and to finally tackle the gender data gap that still exists. If we have good evidence, we can identify the health and care needs of women; if we have good evidence, we can begin to identify what will work best for women in order to support improvements in women’s health. The Women’s Health and Equality Consortium was a partnership of women’s charity organisations, all of who share common goals of health and equality for girls and women.
Similarly, family members, friends, and partners were asked to share the demographic characteristics of the woman they had in mind, rather than their own. Women have been under-represented in research, particularly women of ethnic minorities, older women and women of child-bearing age, those with disabilities and LGBT women. This has implications for the health and care they receive, their options and awareness of treatments, and the support they can access afterwards. Have there been any instances where you or the woman you have in mind felt you or they were not listened to in relation to specific health issues or conditions?
Breast cancer is the leading cancer killer among women aged 20–59 years worldwide . CEDAW defines discrimination against women as any distinction, exclusion or restriction on the basis of sex that has the effect or purpose of harming or reversing women’s human rights and freedoms in any aspect of their lives. Women’s Resource Centre supports women’s organisations to be more effective and sustainable and provides training and resources.
We want to understand more about issues that only affect women , and also issues that affect both men and women but may be more prevalent in women, or affect men and women differently. In the UK, women have a longer life expectancy than men, with life expectancy at birth being 83.1 for women and 79.4 years for men in 2017 to 2019. However, women in the UK spend a greater proportion of their lives in ill health and disability.
The RCN’s Wandering Womb exhibition explores key health issues affecting women throughout history and demonstrates the leading role nursing staff have had in challenging common beliefs about women’s health.Explore the Wandering Womb exhibition. “Being a man or a woman has a significant impact on health, as a result of both biological and gender-related differences. The health of women and girls is of particular concern because, in many societies, they are disadvantaged by discrimination rooted in sociocultural factors. Imkaan is the national Black, Minority Ethnic and Refugee charity dedicated to addressing violence against women and girls. As a second-tier membership organisation, Imkaan represents the expertise and perspectives of front line BMER women’s services that work to prevent and respond to violence against women and girls.
There is some evidence that female-specific health conditions such as heavy menstrual bleeding, endometriosis, pregnancy-related issues and the menopause can affect women’s workforce participation, productivity and outcomes. There is very little evidence on other health conditions, although we do know that common conditions which lead to sickness absence and leaving the workforce are more prevalent in women, for example mental health conditions, and musculoskeletal conditions. Cisgender respondents were 15 percentage points more likely to feel comfortable talking to healthcare professionals about disabilities, autism and neurodiversity than those who identify with a gender different to their sex registered at birth (63% vs 48%).