Dramatic longevity has become a characteristic of health Issues for Modern Women. The life expectancy of women. Who are only over 50 years old after World War II is now the longest in the world due to improved nutrition. And hygiene brought about by the subsequent high economic growth. The reduction of infectious diseases, and the development of medical care.
However, because the changes have been brought about in a short period of several decades, the knowledge, wisdom. And social support system for women to become independent and live affluently for many years have not yet caught up.
Today’s women have a completely different lifestyle from the old women’s lifestyle. “Women get marri early, when they grow up, give birth to many children.
On the other hand, with the longevity of the world, the proportion of elderly women is increasing. And the economic and health problems of the elderly living alone are becoming a major social burden. Women have a longer life expectancy than men, but their healthy life expectancy. Which does not interfere with their daily lives, is not so long and it characterized by an average period of 10 years or more requiring medical care and long-term care.
In addition to the health problems common to both men and women-cancer and cardiovascular diseases-. Women have health problems that are slightly different from those of men (osteoporosis/fracture. Joint/muscle deformation/weakening, dementia, etc.). There are many problems that are likely to occur in connection with the decrease in hormones). And even if you do not die immediately, your quality of life will be significantly reduced, and you will not be happy for a long time.
Health problems for pregnant, childbirth and working women underdeveloped:
Health problems of women of reproductive age. Who has a large problem of balancing employment with childbirth and childcare can’t be denied. Even after the late teens who acquire reproductive function, modern women do not give birth for a long time, receive higher education, and continue their careers in their professions. They are increasing here, endometriosis and uterine fibroids, ovarian cysts, breast cancer, etc., it is a female-specific disease.
These diseases are more likely to develop as the number of menstrual periods increases and the number of births and the lactation period decreases. Therefore, when you want to get pregnant, these diseases discovered for the first time. And there are increasing cases where you receive fertility treatment while performing surgery and treatment, and finally get a child in your 40s.
On the other hand, it is quite difficult for women in their 30s and 40s to continue working while raising their children. It can be said that the working environment where pregnant women, women raising children. And women with illnesses can work comfortably is still undeveloped.
Moreover, it can be said that the difficult situation of accepting nursery schools. The current situation where women are responsible for almost all household chores and miscellaneous matters. And the normalization of kindergarten / elementary school examinations are hindering women’s employment.
In addition, troubles associated with the dramatic increase in the number of menstrual periods, dysmenorrhea, and premenstrual syndrome (PMS) also hinder women’s stable employment. Not only do these reduce the quality of life for women today, but they also reduce confidence in future pregnancies and continued employment and increase the risk of endometriosis, which can actually lead to infertility. It will reduce your fertility. However, the actual situation of these diseases ha not yet grasped.
Awareness of women’s health in the world:
Behind this idea, the human rights movement undertaken in the United States and Europe for more than 50 years. In the 1960s. A civil rights movement took place in the United States, where President Kennedy announced “consumer rights” in his presidential textbook. The rights that should guarantee to individuals include “the right to seek safety,”. “The right to obtain information,” “the right to choose,” and “the right to hear opinions.”
The women’s rights movement in the 1970s followed this trend. With the publication of Boston Women’s Health Book Collective “Our Bodies, Ourselves” at the end of the 1970s.
In the 1980s, there was a movement to promote women’s health for a lifetime with the participation of doctors and government. The underlying idea is that physical and mental health begins with knowing one’s body, fosters self-esteem, informed choices, and achieves them. ..
This led to the later declarations of Reproductive Health / Rights and Sexual Health / Rights. Which stated that “health is a human right.”
The spread of health education, health counselling and medical examinations from the younger generation an urgent issue that must address before medical treatment for illness. Around 2002, there was a movement to open a female outpatient clinic. And academic societies also identified diseases and risks focusing on gender differences. However, in order to disseminate medical examinations as a health care habit to all the people, first of all. It is necessary to disseminate correct knowledge and information so that they will be known, not after getting sick. But as a preventive measure and for early detection. As a contact point, it is important to open a system for health consultations and easy-to-receive tests.