In the early 1900s, women’s health was non-existent. It was not taught in school, it was never spoken about in the media, and many women themselves had no knowledge about reproductive health. During this time it was common to see women with ten, fifteen, even twenty pregnancies throughout their lives. Men and women both were often unaware on how to plan or prevent a pregnancy and birth control was pronounced illegal. Consequently, this was also a period of high childbirth mortality, as well as a time where many women were dying due to self-induced or “back-alley” abortions.
Being a doctor requires patients to feel confident in their provider, and when coworkers provide a sense of powerlessness, it can make patients feel scared to be treated. This is a continuation of the idea that women are underqualified for their positions. Doctor Harper is also faced with this issue, being discriminated against by her coworkers. “... I am waiting for a callback from hospital ethics. I told them the whole case because I do not think he can refuse an exam and medical interventions…
As mentioned earlier, I struggled with my weight for many years, and my mother struggles with obesity. So, I know from personal experience that there is more to nutrition and being healthy than simply knowing the science, and putting the correct things in to your body. I’m interested in the cultural background of America’s vast diversity of people. I feel that it is imperative that a nutritional counselor must understand and be sensitive of the socio-economic background of the person they are trying to reach.
Chapter five until chapter eight of the book “Unwell Women: Misdiagnosis and Myth in Man-Made World” by Elinor Cleghorn brings to us many qualities, facts, and historical events that every college student should be aware of. Clighorn’s arguments are clear and most of the time easy to understand, she is not persuasive in her statements, but rather informative. For every argument she makes she brings reliable pieces of evidence that come from different activists, testimonies, speeches, and historical events. Hence, making the book even more interesting to read and acquire information. Through these chapters, Cleghorn writes about women’s role in medicine but also the consequences that followed up with the lack of women involved in medicine.
Health care disparity according to U.S National Library of Medicine (2017) “typically refers to differences between groups in health insurance coverage, access to and use of care, and quality of care”. The purpose of this research was to identify the different factors that prevent San Bernardino County residents from accessing quality healthcare and identify specific groups affected. Our research has concluded , social economics status, gender, race and ethnicity to be major factors in San Bernardino County that have created these healthcare disparities. According to the Kaiser Permanente Community Health Needs Assessment San Bernardino County (CHNA 2013 ) the impact of economic instability, unemployment, homelessness and transportation,
However, when doctors look at me, they assume that I am there to discuss my weight, or they ignore the point of my visit and shift the conversation to my weight. Patriarchal norms threaten women’s health in two ways. First, they establish they male body as the norm and focus on men. This means that most medical studies, medicine tests, cures and general research assume that men will be the consumers of these various goods. When women are targeted
All in all it seem like women are just taken less seriously in the medical field. This doesn’t even take into account the evidence that medical conditions that only affect women seem to be undiagnosed and just generally not taken as seriously as conditions that affect both genders or simply just men . Due to the massive disparity in treatment, we can conclude that this is based on gender thus it fitting into Frye’s definition of
Since the dawn of time, man has always pondered whether women were equal to men. Questions about women’s physical and mental abilities have come up in every society and although every outcome is not the same, the general consensus was that women were the inferior gender. Because of this assumption women, as a whole, have experienced maltreatment, injustice and equality. In the United States, there have been instances of small movements here or there, for voting or for equality.
I have had a negative experience in the healthcare system because of my gender, it is a personal story but based on the subject I feel like I can share, I received my first routine pap smear when I was 17, I had a lot of anxiety about it and I was very tense and nervous as most women are for their first pap smear. My OBGYN at the time who was a middle aged man literally said in response to my nervousness “I hope you do not act like this during intercourse” I was so stunned and embarrassed I didn’t know what to say to his rude comment. Because of that experience I only go to female providers now especially for my feminine health, looking back as an adult I wish I would have told him off and reported him for his comment. Patriarchal norms constitutes
Oppression is cruel and unjust treatment to a particular group through systems that discriminate or give privilege to groups based on perceived or real differences (Shaw & Lee, 2015, p.54). In those systems of oppression, there are five characteristics, described by Iris Young, that gives and maintains power and privilege to one group by hurting another. The first characteristic described by Young in Shaw and Lee (2015) is exploitation, the transfer of energy and results of labor from the subordinated group to benefit the dominant group (p.53). An example of this is the slaves who worked on the field.
Being a woman means that you show concern for your health and self-care. (Ogden, 2017) That is the social norm for society. Society encourages women to have healthier behavior and show help seeking behaviors. (Ogden, 2017) I sometimes feel obligated to make doctors’ appointments because many women around me do so when they show the slightest symptom that might suggest an illness.
According to the royal society, between1930 and 2010 the world’s population grew from 2 billion to 6.8 billion ,so the Continuing population causes a consumption growth and that means the global demand will increase over the next years and growing competition for land, water and energy will increase too(Black, 2010). Growth of population will affect on some countries ability to produce food especially in the poor developing countries, so improved nutrition is central to improved income generation, poverty reduction, and provide a good food quality. Lack of food quality has an impact on mother’s nourishment because they are more likely to give a birth, so mothers which are malnourished later will give birth of babies with a less healthier, growth retardation are associated with reduced physical activity, impairment of
The lack of access to healthy and nutritional foods is a cause of the health problems that Dominique’s family experiences. “Food insecurity is a special concern for woman and children. Female-headed households had a food insecurity rate of 30.2 % almost 3 times the national average in the United States” (Chilton M, Rose D. A). The lack of nutritional healthy foods causes chronic health conditions in people. Research also shows that in families without adequate nutrition also suffer from anxiety, depression, along with suicidal ideations or attempts.
I combined how your nutrition is important because it can prevent you from getting sick or becoming overweight and suffering. Lack of nutrition education, marketing persuading consumers to want harmful food, and the healthcare system not being effective all have to deal with why healthy nutrition is not being focused on or accomplished. This topic is important and interesting if you are interested in global healthcare or local healthcare. Each one of the problems can be solved or reduced to focus on the human nutrition or to decrease the rate of deaths due to obesity, heart failures, etc. The research and the 7-step plan, promoting healthier food options, and reduction of pills and helping patients learn about nutrition are all ways to improve the lack of