The world has become a very androgynous one; women are fighting for their rights and trying out the world where only men enjoyed before. They take on roles that were generally for men; they break molds and make themselves equal to men. However, one can never erase the fact that women have their own individual needs, at least in the field of medicine. So here are some of the women’s health services that young and old must have all over the world.
Women’s health services: Why is there a need?
Women’s health services: What do they offer?
Many women’s rights groups are pushing for the availability of women’s health services in more government and private hospitals and facilities. It is their advocacy to help women of all ages receive the help and treatment that they deserve. Here are different women’s health services one can expect when they visit their nearby health center.
Oncologic services (Breast, cervical, uterine, ovarian cancers)
There are certain cancers that only women are affected, and some that women are more susceptible than men. These services enable women to determine any cancer diagnosis at the early stages. Services include regular screening, imaging (MRI, CT scan, mammography), assistance on medical and surgical treatments, and health education.
Pregnancy and childbirth services are already given when talking about women’s health services. Prenatal screening, tests, and consultation for the mother and child, prenatal care, delivery, and postpartum care for the mother, high-risk pregnancy care and services, breastfeeding and nursing forums and teachings are just some of the resources and facilities that are given to women as maternity services.
Because our urinary and gynecologic systems are different from that of men’s, health services required for women’s concerns related to these are also different. This also covers services for sexual health and infertility. Several necessary diagnostic tests, treatments, and counseling can be expected.
Special women’s health services
Some countries where women are extremely disadvantaged and discriminated need more women’s health services that focus on several conditions and diseases that women can be targets of like violence against women and child, as well as HIV screening and testing.