A Perspective on Ladies and Healthcare


The (Uncertain) Future of Women’s Reproductive Health Care

Video taken from the channel: University of California Television (UCTV)


Womens health a gender perspective

Video taken from the channel: Vidya-mitra


Physician Perspective: Women’s Health Services at UC Medical Center

Video taken from the channel: UCHealthCincinnati


It’s Time to Talk About Women’s Health | Cassie Dionne | TEDxQueensU

Video taken from the channel: TEDx Talks


Gender Inequality in Health | Heather Bowerman | TEDxBerkeley

Video taken from the channel: TEDx Talks


Historical Perspectives on Childbirth, Health Care Disparities, and the Management of Women’s Lives

Video taken from the channel: UniversityOfRI


Paula Johnson: His and hers… healthcare

Video taken from the channel: TED

Women tend to use more health care services than men, and often they are faced with tough decisions when it comes to paying for their medical needs. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that women are 33 percent more likely to see a doctor than men and twice as likely to visit health care professionals for things like annual exams and preventive services. A focus on women’s health care should be the basis of any plan for equality. which calls for all actors to raise the profile of women and gender perspectives in security and peace processes. 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. Chapter 1 A Life-Course Perspective for Women’s Health Care. SAFE, ETHICAL, AND EFFECTIVE PRACTICE. Calvin J. Hobel, Michael C. Lu, Joseph C. Gambone.

Obstetrics and gynecology is an exciting and challenging area of health care. It provides students and young physicians in training with the knowledge and skills necessary to improve the health. In total, 122 women and 110 health care providers and support persons completed the questionnaire.

Both women and their attendants viewed the birth plan as being valuable for acting as both a communication and education tool. However, the respondents noted that women may be disappointed or dissatisfied if a birth plan cannot be implemented. Perspectives of expectant women and health care providers on birth plans. This is the first study to identify advantages and disadvantages of using a birth plan as well as the most important aspects of a birth plan from the perspectives of both women and their attendants in Canada.

The findings could be applied to optimize the efficacy of birth plans in Canada and potenti. Understanding the current status of women’s health and aspects of women’s health care experience in the United States can help clinicians take steps to expand utilization of preventive services and to empower women to make better and more informed choices about their health. Gender is a social construct which is an important determinant of health globally. Violation of women’s rights, including violence against women, lack of reproductive and sexual health options for women, and lack of education of women create significant barriers to health. Gender norms have been devastating to. A feminist model of practice is grounded in feminist theories that are applicable to the health and health care of women.

The goal of this model is to change how health care is delivered to individual women, but also to seek social transformation. Four major themes recur in this model: symmetry in p A Feminist Model for Women’s Health Care. Per capita health spending in the U.S. exceeded $10,000, more than two times higher than in Australia, France, Canada, New Zealand, and the U.K.

Public spending, including governmental spending, social health insurance, and compulsory private insurance, is comparable in the U.S. and many of the other nations and constitutes the largest source of health care spending.

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In addition, women are taking a more active role in their own health care, by learning more about their health status, by taking part in preventive health care, and by articulating their needs to providers, payers, manufacturers, and legislatures.

“New Dimensions in Women's Health” by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, Helaine Bader, Susan Garfield
from New Dimensions in Women’s Health
by Linda Lewis Alexander, Judith H. LaRosa, et. al.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, LLC, 2009

Facilitating access to the health care system is only part of the process of improving the health of women.

“Changing the U.S. Health Care System, CafeScribe: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management” by Ronald M. Andersen, Thomas H. Rice, Gerald F. Kominski, Abdelmonem A. Afifi, Linda Rosenstock
from Changing the U.S. Health Care System, CafeScribe: Key Issues in Health Services Policy and Management
by Ronald M. Andersen, Thomas H. Rice, et. al.
Wiley, 2011

Hospital-based and free-standing women’s health centres are becoming more common and are proving attractive to women who have not been well served by the prevailing health care system.

“Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches” by Jeanne Mager Stellman, International Labour Organisation, International Labour Office
from Encyclopaedia of Occupational Health and Safety: The body, health care, management and policy, tools and approaches
by Jeanne Mager Stellman, International Labour Organisation, International Labour Office
International Labour Office, 1998

Indeed, DCWLM argued, even middle-class women lacked adequate health care because quality medical treatment “requires a system that is not based on profit for hospitals, doctors, drug industries, and private insurance companies.

“Radical Sisters: Second-wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C.” by Anne M. Valk
from Radical Sisters: Second-wave Feminism and Black Liberation in Washington, D.C.
by Anne M. Valk
University of Illinois Press, 2008

The woman-centered health care team: Integrating perspectives from managed care, women’s health and the health professional workforce.

“Women's Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing” by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
from Women’s Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing
by Catherine Ingram Fogel, PhD, RNC, FAAN, Nancy Fugate Woods, PhD, RN, FAAN
Springer Publishing Company, 2008

Appointed as the first woman to head the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Director Bernadine Healy advocated women’s health issues from the beginning of her tenure and launched a $625 million project to study breast cancer, osteoporosis, and heart disease in 160,000 women shortly after taking office.

“Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence” by Julie Dolan, Professor, Melissa M. Deckman, Professor, Michele L. Swers, Professor
from Women and Politics: Paths to Power and Political Influence
by Julie Dolan, Professor, Melissa M. Deckman, Professor, Michele L. Swers, Professor
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2019

Women are less likely than men to have supplemental Medicare health insurance and are less likely to have their illnesses covered under Medicare.”

“Health Care Politics and Policy in America” by Kant Patel, Mark E. Rushefsky
from Health Care Politics and Policy in America
by Kant Patel, Mark E. Rushefsky
M.E. Sharpe, 1999

Therefore assessing women as they come in contact with the health care system is an ideal opportunity to offer care.

“Conceptual Foundations E-Book: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice” by Elizabeth E. Friberg
from Conceptual Foundations E-Book: The Bridge to Professional Nursing Practice
by Elizabeth E. Friberg
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2019

Dr. Bernadine Healy, the first woman director of the National Institutes for Health, responded to the lack of medical research on women by creating the Office for Women’s Health, to ensure that their physical problems also received NIH attention and research dollars.”

“Failing at Fairness: How America's Schools Cheat Girls” by Myra Sadker, David Sadker
from Failing at Fairness: How America’s Schools Cheat Girls
by Myra Sadker, David Sadker
Scribner, 2010

Women’s health care encompasses reproductive health care and the unique physical, psychologic, and social needs of women throughout their life span.

“Maternity and Women's Health Care E-Book” by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, Mary Catherine Cashion, Kathryn Rhodes Alden
from Maternity and Women’s Health Care E-Book
by Deitra Leonard Lowdermilk, Shannon E. Perry, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2014

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  • Wow…TED needs to stop having people like this come on and give talks because what they are saying have no basis in reality whatsoever.

    Men on average die faster than women. Men die a lot more than women via workplace accidents. Men die a lot more and suffer a lot more from diseases except Alzheimer. The reason men do not suffer as much as women when it comes to Alzheimer is because we are already dead before it has a chance to happen. Men also get way less funding and help from practically everyone when it comes to male related health issues.

    & for some ridiculous reason, we still need to improve women’s health? Never mind the fact that women get more funding, get more support, die a lot less from diseases and live longer than men….

    TED should stop feminists from hijacking it and instilling this need for more and more and more and more for women.

    Any sane person who is humanitarian would look at the health dilemma men face worldwide as opposed to women’s and agree that its high time we start focusing on making men’s health better.

  • She is too femistic (And I am a girls). God!! Both women and men are overseen in different points in medicine research. For example men with breast cancer aren’t as valued as much as women with breast cancer. It went to the point where breast cancer is a woman thing and not a man and woman thing. Some people don’t even know that men can get breast cancer. 

  • 01:58 What’s with this graphic? If you say women are 70% more likely to experience depression, you can’t show 10 stick figures with seven of them being female and three being male (ie, it’s not the same as 7/10 people with depression being female) that would mean women were 133% more likely.

  • The doubly do is describing that this talk by Paula Johnson is thought provoking. It certainly is.
    I understand the content provided as thought stimulated. I only hope that the data and results presented are valid as I have my doubts on some claims or suggestions and some biological theories are scarily combined to theories that have not been validated as cause and effect. That women think differently, alright, but to dismiss womens physiology as completely different to men’s physiology=confusin

  • Okay I agree with this but when you make a choice and telling the people that they are women and those are men. Are they discriminating? But the question is whether the women or men. The disease and the prescription of the women or the men really matter? After  watching the video I came to know that yes there is a difference in the symptoms and different in the results. My question is that if this continues or it has been like this for a period of time. How many people lost their lives because they didn’t receive the correct medication and treatment. Where we find the clues that who is wrong and who is right? Again question rises that why the science treats male and female in the same way? If there is a difference, and today we are discussing this what has science and the advancement in the medical doing for years? This is the basic thing which needs to address. Why this couldn’t address earlier. Who lost their lives who is responsible for them?

  • Far too much anger in the comments.
    This is a video from someone who wants to promote women’s healthcare, and encourage more spending in women’s health. They might convince people, and they might not. But no reason to get angry.

    As a male, I don’t understand what set all these youtuber’s off.

    Must be feelings, man… You’d think they were a bunch of whiny children.
    Quit throwing away free stuff because it isn’t what you wanted.

  • Male and female are core to our humanity. So research showing we are different at a cellular can help affirm this. The human body is an incredible thing!

  • We can all stop heart disease and age-related diseases from happening. The simple solution is to stop vaccinating. We can lower our life expectancy to 30 to 35 years and make death by childbirth and infection the rule rather than the exeption, just as nature has dictated for thousands of years. Most people does not realise that they should really be dead, or never have been born if it wasn’t for the science of soap and medicine. When we realise this it makes modern medicine look like a true miracle. It is important to know that we do not yet fully understand the human body, we have just scratched the surface. Age related diseases like this is something we have just barely started seeing and understanding. There is no magic wand.

  • As always when someone speaks about female health there’s a bunch of idiots chiming in asking “what about teh menzzzz”. More studies have been done on male health than any other, and even more on white men. What makes certain people so insecure when another group’s health is being considered? She doesn’t have to consider your man feelings when she discusses the topic or give actual facts. We know a lot less about men of colour, white women and women of colour than we do about white men. Get over it, make some space.

  • “Why leave womens health to chance”
    Give me a break!

    The majority of deaths in the workplace: MEN
    The majority of suicides: MEN
    Who receives less money for studies on prostate cancer? MEN
    The majority of homeless people: MEN
    Who has a shorter life expectancy? MEN
    Who comes home after a war crippled but often receives no support? MEN

    And this looney tries to tell us that we leave women´s health to chance…

  • I don’t care how many degrees in biology she has, I don’t care how many speech awards she has won, what she is doing here is blatant demagoguery. 

    Of course, it is subtle. She is not ‘Hitlering’ it out there, and pandering to the glib and incurious of the planet, but she is using poor opinions backed up by specious sounding lies. Heck, I almost believed her at the ‘Collective will and momentum’, and many people probably did too. But then she said equal pay. And it was lost. I gave up. But others, those who clapped, they did not. They believed her.

    They believe her, because she provided some data. Well. The data was wrong. Look at the 70% thing. Utter crap. Look at it. Do some 1st grade math. It’s not 70%.

    She is a great demagogue, I mean she convinced some of the smart people of the audience for crying out loud.
    But a biologist? No. A good chemist? No. Someone who should be looking into lives and health of human beings? No. 
    All she is doing is spouting some poor normative statements, specious sounding false empirical statements, and demagogueing using her own personal experiences to perpetuate the vendetta that is the foolish feminist faction against the world. 
    Humanitarian my ass. There was more in this video about how ‘males get better treatment’ and ‘males get better pay’, than there was biological evidence of the matter at hand.

    Now. I will admit that there is a discrepancy between healthcare standards in a FEW areas (like 2 areas) between men and woman. And this lady’s speech may have been useful if she did not spend her time pandering to the feminists of the world, and actually discussed those areas…

  • “discover why these sex differences occur and to use that knowledge to improve the health of women”.

    aaaand that’s the point where I stopped the video. Why not use that knowledge to help both sexes or at least the one with the 6-10 year shorter life expectancy and 4 times higher suicide rate?

    Another case of the overprivileged helping the overprivileged becoming even more overprivileged.

  • What could have been an interesting brief history of medicine and a “public” introduction of documented evidence that diseases are affecting each gender in different ways ended up as a mis-handled “women need more tests done” rallying call. Simple things like. 33% female animals in labs, what’s the date of study? What were the figures 5-10 years ago? What type of testing is being done on both sexes to determine the core differences needed for diagnosis, treatment and prevention?
    When were the differences in diseases between sex specific symptoms discovered? How many corporations running testing facilities have already published their own papers looming into the deeper links between gender and disease links?
    As I said above, an interesting topic but the talk was lacking.

  • What about the health of men, If I was to do a same talk about men, I would get so much shit. Yet because for some reason unknown to me… women are still oppressed? No their not. Guys tend to ask for raises, there is no women’s wage level. My point is women are not oppressed their just not greedy. And that isn’t a bad thing. This crap is all about making a divide rather than bringing men and women together it implies that women need to fight the male oppressors?

    Maybe in some ways like industries with very little women in. But the idea that women or men need to work, and earn money is bull shit. If a woman is working than a man should be able to stay at home and look after the house. If they want too. All this is doing is making more problems. Kids are not looked after by parents anymore because their all wanting a career and some body to look after their kids, the connect between humans is degrading by the second and people have forgot how to work together. All this does is create more divides and more shite.

    Humans need to make sure they are treat fair, not equally. Fairly. Equally is bull shit. I don’t expect a child to do as much as a man. I don’t expect some women to do as much as men, and I don’t expect men to do as much as some women. Fairness is looking at each person as an individual and working out what is right for them and stop trying to squeeze them in to some deluded capitalist economic model and start looking at people as humans and not statistics on your medical competition score charts. Let people live as families. Stop trying to turn people in to slaves. Ironically.

  • “It was only 20 years ago that we hardly had any data on womens health”
    Oh really Paula? Maybe the reason for this is because scientists didn´t make a distinction between men and women and just developed medicine for HUMAN BEINGS! Medicine that helped men and women!
    Because they were not sexist like you, Paula Johnson.

  • Why is it that women are misdiagnosed 30-50% of the time? Why is this not the same statistic for men? It is extremely unfair that not only do we get misdiagnosed, but we are often not taken as seriously about pain levels and such in the hospital, but a man will be. it is a wonderful fact to hear that they want to start specifying treatments for women, but will this help us be taken seriously? Modern medicine is quite literally a life saver, but it is also an eye opener. without it, we would be dying of every infection and in child birth. If i have an illness that is specific to my gender and my body type, should i be given the same harsh medications that would be given to a man? Why should i be given a treatment that might just make me worse because I can’t process the drug the same way.

  • I’ve summarised this talk on TedSummaries com web site. I enjoyed it though I too wonder if her point about research papers not investigating different data sets is because a) it was never analysed or b) there was no noticeable difference making the publication redundant. Findings relating to estrogen levels suppressing lung cancer could be helpful for both sexes.

  • It does seem a bit odd to talk about this in terms of a rights issue, when actually men die younger, and I’ve rarely heard about men’s health as a thing but very regularly women’s health. She might have a point though, perhaps most research is done on men, I would be interested to know. Maybe a lot of “women’s health” is fertility/child related stuff, and there’s not enough focus on subtler differences in women. Regardless, it’s great progress and science.