As women, we are the backbone of society. We often carry the weight of the world on our shoulders, and our health is too often neglected by ourselves and by our loved ones. Globally, women’s health has been historically neglected, and this has led to many disparities in research and the provision of care. We need to start talking more openly about our health concerns and needs, reproductive and otherwise and work together to create change.
As a gynecologist, I have taken care of countless women who do not feel listened to or cared for by the healthcare system. While we all find compassionate caregivers and individuals, all too often, women are dismissed as “emotional” or “irrational” when they voice concerns about their health. This has to change.
Even worse, several complaints are often dismissed as minor and not worth bringing up by providers and women alike. When daily concerns are minimized and ignored, more serious health problems can present down the road.
Some of the most common women’s health concerns that are dismissed as minor include:
– Vaginal dryness or irritation
– Mood changes
– Changes in the menstrual cycle
– Sleep difficulties
These are just a few examples, but countless other health concerns are downplayed or ignored altogether.
Women’s health should be taken seriously, and we should not hesitate to bring up any concerns we have about our health with our doctors or loved ones. We need to make sure that we have access to quality healthcare, and that our voices are heard when it comes to decisions about our bodies. Only when we take our health seriously, will others begin to follow.
My mission is to give women the resources they need to advocate for their health and live better lives. Too often, women’s health is dismissed as unimportant, but this has to change. We need to start taking care of ourselves and demand better care from our doctors and the government.
I believe that women’s health is essential to the well-being of our society as a whole. We need to start paying more attention to the importance of women’s wellbeing and working together to create change. I am committed to helping women get the resources they need to take control of their health and their lives.
If you’re interested in learning more about women’s health, or if you have any questions or concerns, please don’t hesitate to contact me. I’m here to help!
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