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That it's taken too long for the government/NHS to take women's health seriously

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fallofgiants · 11/05/2021 20:52

Stumbled across this... and really wanted to share! I mean I've never voted Tory, and the NHS is amazing but given the inequalities in the health system this seems like move in the right direction...

Open Consultation - Women's Health Strategy: Call for Evidence (below is all copied from this website FYI).

Executive summary
We are seeking your views to help inform the development of the government’s Women’s Health Strategy.
This call for evidence is seeking to collect views on women’s health. It will run for a period of 14 weeks and is open to everyone aged 16 and over.
The easiest way to participate in the call for evidence as an individual is by completing the public survey.
We also welcome written submissions from individuals or organisations who have expertise in women’s health, such as researchers and third-sector organisations.
This consultation closes at 11:45pm on 13 June 2021.

Ministerial foreword – Matt Hancock
For generations, women have lived with a health and care system that is mostly designed by men, for men.
This has meant that not enough is known about conditions that only affect women, or about how conditions that affect both men and women impact women in different ways. Pregnant women and women of childbearing age are also under-represented in clinical trials, which can create troubling gaps in data and understanding.
This problem affects half of our population. It can lead to poorer advice and diagnosis and, as a result, worse outcomes. Symptoms can often differ between men and women, and studies show some conditions, like coronary blockages, are more likely to be misdiagnosed among women than men... (full foreword on that link above).

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