What are some of the most salient “top ten” issues when it
comes to Women?
“When it comes to the facts about women's lives, we don't need to focus on
women's issues, do we? Nowadays, women and men are treated the same, right?
Isn't the gender
a myth? Don't women have equal rights already -- just like men? Aren't
we guaranteed equal rights in the Constitution?
The answer to every single question above is 'no.'” ~read the informative
article that I think is very salient as an Ann Arbor Counselor having worked with women for many years:
“To help women boost health, WebMD examined five medical conditions that are
of great concern to them: heart disease, breast cancer, osteoporosis,
depression, and autoimmune diseases.
We looked at the risk factors for each disease and asked the experts what
women could do to prevent such ailments.
In order to make full use of this information,
Mark MD, encourages women to
take charge of their health. She says women need to work in partnership with
their doctors by finding out their family medical history, educating themselves
on health issues, and paying attention to their bodies.
"You know what makes you feel good, you know when you don't feel well.
Understanding your body is key," says Mark, senior medical adviser for the
Office on Women's Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.”
See this informative article and feel free to being questions to discuss in your Ann Arbor Therapy session:
“What health issues or conditions are
specific to women only?
Women experience unique health issues and conditions, from pregnancy and
menopause to gynecological conditions, such as uterine fibroids and pelvic
floor disorders. The health topics listed below affect women only. Some other
conditions affect men too but affect women primarily or more severely. Because
women’s health is so broad, these health topics include links to access more
information within the NICHD’s website
Gynecological health and disorders
affecting women include menstruation
and menstrual irregularities; urinary tract health, including urinary
incontinence and pelvic floor disorders; and such disorders as bacterial vaginosis, vaginitis
, uterine fibroids, and vulvodynia
include preconception care and prenatal
care, pregnancy loss (miscarriage and stillbirth), preterm labor and premature
birth, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), breastfeeding, and birth defects.
Disorders related to infertility
include uterine fibroids, polycystic
ovary syndrome, endometriosis, and primary ovarian insufficiency.
Other disorders and conditions
that affect only women
include Turner syndrome, Rett syndrome, and ovarian and cervical cancers.
Issues related to women’s overall health and wellness
include violence against women, women with disabilities and their unique
challenges, osteoporosis and bone health, and menopause “