We've come a long way since 1995--and it is time to celebrate women and their achievements. But it is also time to take stock of how women’s rights are fulfilled in the world --especially the right to health. Twenty-Five years after countries signed pledges in the 1995 Beijing Declaration and Platform of Action, women still face many health problems and we must re-commit to addressing them.
Definition of Women’s Health.
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. For example, women and girls face increased vulnerability to HIV/AIDS.
Some of the sociocultural factors that prevent women and girls to benefit from quality health services and attaining the best possible level of health include:
· Unequal power relationships between men and women
· Social norms that decrease education and paid employment opportunities
· An exclusive focus on women’s reproductive roles
· Potential or actual experience of physical, sexual and emotional violence.
10 Facts About Women’s Health:
Here are ten of the main issues regarding women's health that keep me awake at night:
5.Sexually transmitted infections
6.Violence against women
Do You Want To Know About Women’s Health and How Do You Keep Yourself Healthy, Active and Move on.
1. Get Moving
Exercise is one of the best ways to prevent heart disease and keep your ticker strong. It’s also beneficial for your mental and bone health.
2. Eat a balanced diet
3. Women’s vitamins
4. Healthy aging
5. A healthy sex life
6. Time for baby
7. Good parenting
8. Breast health
9. Deal with stress
High blood pressure
Upset stomach or other gastrointestinal issues
Abdominal weight gain
You can manage stress with relaxation techniques such as:
Yoga or tai chi
Women and girls have distinct needs and potential and face different obstacles. Women continue to experience inferior health outcomes across a number of conditions, despite human rights advances and improvements in certain areas of health and development. Improvements in women’s health on a global level must be developed from basic principles of human rights and gender equality and equity.
2.Dr Flavia Bustreo, Assistant Director General for Family, Women’s and Children’s Health through the Life-course, World Health Organization