Women’s Health

How do we support young women to manage their periods (to tackle inequalities in wellbeing, self-management and adverse outcomes from these)?

A Women’s reproductive health survey conducted in City and Hackney identified the following:

  • Worse self-reported general health for teenagers, and decreasing good health from 30s onwards
  • Worse self-reported general health for disabled women, black Caribbean women, gay women, unemployed and religious women
  • High prevalence of heavy and/or painful periods (teenagers more likely to have heavy and/or painful periods – and record considerable distress from this). 
  • 1 in 5 women at school/work have missed school/work due to period symptoms
  • 1 in 5 women who sought help for menopause were not satisfied with care
  • 22% of women reported ever having an abortion
  • 15% of women reported having fertility issues

The MATCH women’s health programme will be bringing together voluntary partners, clinicians and residents to identify ways to improve fairness in women’s health on Tuesday 16 July 2024, 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm. This will be done by reviewing data and insight to identify what are existing needs, what is working well and what isn’t working well. Stakeholders and residents will then together prioritise areas for change, and potential change ideas – and decide which of these we should be taking forward.

To learn more or to get involved, please contact anna.garner@nhs.net 

What’s happening & how to get involved

Women’s health workshop

Tuesday 16th July 2024, 5.30-7.30pm

Register here

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