Five Most Neglected Areas Of Women’s Health

The rate at which women’s health is being neglected compared to men’s health is quite alarming. The reason why this disparity exists is not far-fetched: researchers and scientists find the female system more complex and expensive to work on; by implication, they pay less attention to women’s health issues. This singular act of negligence has caused a good number of damaging effects. Here are five of the most neglected areas of women’s health you would want to pay attention to:

Cancer

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), it’s estimated that around one million women from all over the world die of either breast or colorectal cancer annually. This record, therefore, makes breast and colorectal cancer the most common cancers disturbing women.

Mental Disorders

According to WHO facts, women are more likely to experience mental disorders such as depression, leading to suicide. [2]

Infections

The World Health Organisation estimated 300 million women are infected with Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infection, which is the main cause of cervical cancer. Too many young women still fight to defend themselves against sexually transmitted infections.

Old age

Personally, taking a closer look into the home for the elderly, women often have less access to health care and other benefits in contrast to men. They also stand a greater risk of poverty and abuse, generally.

Violence

One of three women under 55 have experienced either sexual or physical violence by someone else. This, in turn, affects women’s mental health, which can most likely lead to depression.

We all need to put heads together and tackle these highly neglected areas of women’s health.

References

[1] https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/cancer

[2] https://www.who.int/teams/mental-health-and-substance-use/gender-and-women-s-mental-health

[3] https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/sexually-transmitted-infections-(stis)