Quiz: How A lot Do You Know About Ladies’s Well being?

Quiz: How A lot Do You Know About Ladies’s Well being?

Ladies face a fancy set of well being challenges, in realms of reproductive and sexual well being, psychological well being, and past.

At Undertaking HOPE, we prioritize the well being and well-being of girls and ladies. We’ve labored to save lots of the lives of moms and infants world wide since 1985. We deal with constructing a extra equitable world and delivering well being care to the world’s most marginalized and underserved communities — and in each context, that features girls.

How acquainted are you with the well being points girls face? Take a look at your information with these true-or-false questions under.

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How did you do?

1. Ladies who often present look after others with sicknesses or disabilities are much less more likely to expertise despair and nervousness.

False. Ladies who’re caregivers are at higher threat of growing psychological well being circumstances. Within the U.S., two of each three caregivers are girls. Globally, girls make up 70{ab24ffeec902ceefbc5fdafafd943b0c5d12b666e16ef1a5e7125e4fcd74f5fa} of the well being workforce and 90{ab24ffeec902ceefbc5fdafafd943b0c5d12b666e16ef1a5e7125e4fcd74f5fa} of the social care workforce.

The stress of those private {and professional} roles has solely been heightened within the context of COVID-19. Within the U.S., almost half of girls well being staff have skilled burnout in the course of the pandemic, in comparison with round 42{ab24ffeec902ceefbc5fdafafd943b0c5d12b666e16ef1a5e7125e4fcd74f5fa} of males, and almost 40{ab24ffeec902ceefbc5fdafafd943b0c5d12b666e16ef1a5e7125e4fcd74f5fa} reported psychological well being points of tension and despair, in comparison with 26{ab24ffeec902ceefbc5fdafafd943b0c5d12b666e16ef1a5e7125e4fcd74f5fa} of males.

Quiz: How A lot Do You Know About Ladies’s Well being?
Ladies comprise 70{ab24ffeec902ceefbc5fdafafd943b0c5d12b666e16ef1a5e7125e4fcd74f5fa} of the worldwide well being care workforce and are extra doubtless than their male counterparts to expertise burnout, despair, and nervousness—particularly in the course of the pressures of the pandemic. Photograph by Emily Nichols for Undertaking HOPE, 2022.

2. A lady’s lifetime threat of maternal dying is 1 in 540 in high-income international locations and 1 in 450 in low-income international locations.

False. In high-income international locations, a girls’s threat of dying as a consequence of being pregnant is 1 in 5,400, versus 1 in 45 in low-income international locations. That’s 120 girls in a low-income nation for each one lady in a high-income nation.

Why is the distinction so drastic? Ladies in low-income international locations have extra pregnancies on common, and so they’re additionally much less more likely to have expert care. Fewer than half of all births are attended by skilled well being staff, whereas in high-income international locations, over 90{ab24ffeec902ceefbc5fdafafd943b0c5d12b666e16ef1a5e7125e4fcd74f5fa} of births are within the presence of expert care.

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The distinction in well being care providers obtainable to girls varies broadly world wide, particularly in relation to maternal well being. For each lady who dies throughout childbirth in high-income international locations, 120 girls die in low-income international locations. Photograph by Emily Nichols for Undertaking HOPE, 2022.

3. COVID-19 has led to almost 500,000 further pregnancies because of the lack of household planning providers.

False — it’s greater than double. Based on rising proof, round 12 million girls misplaced their entry to fashionable contraceptives initially of the pandemic. Disruptions lasted almost 4 months on common, and the consequence was almost 1.4 million unintended pregnancies throughout 115 low- and middle-income international locations in 2020. It’s projected that this quantity may very well be as excessive as 2.7 million.

Many international locations proceed to battle to take care of or restore entry to lifesaving household planning providers, underscoring the long-lasting impacts of a worldwide well being disaster the size of COVID-19.


4. Ladies are twice as doubtless as males to expertise despair.

True. Ladies usually tend to expertise psychological well being circumstances normally and twice as doubtless to expertise despair.

Researchers level to a listing of gender-specific dangers and social distresses to assist clarify the pattern, together with the disproportionate duty for the family and caregiving, socioeconomic disadvantages, earnings inequality, and low standing and rank, in addition to gender-based violence.

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Paula, who lives in Atlanta, has struggled with psychological well being points her whole life. Due to assist from Good Samaritan Well being Heart, a charitable clinic Undertaking HOPE helps, she was capable of obtain counseling and different providers to handle her well being. Undertaking HOPE helps charitable clinics throughout 5 states to assist enhance entry to COVID-19 vaccines. Photograph by Emily Nichols for Undertaking HOPE, 2022.

5. Globally, one in three girls expertise gender-based violence.

True. And violence has elevated by 20{ab24ffeec902ceefbc5fdafafd943b0c5d12b666e16ef1a5e7125e4fcd74f5fa} in the course of the pandemic, resulting in over 1 million further circumstances of home violence each single week as of Could 2021. Within the first few months of COVID-19, the UN sounded an alarm for the “Shadow Pandemic” occurring with the rising ranges of violence towards girls throughout lockdown.

Gender-based violence is a flagrant violation of human rights, and there are a myriad of lifelong well being penalties together with damage, being pregnant, and psychological well being circumstances like despair and post-traumatic stress dysfunction. Ladies are twice as doubtless as males to expertise despair and affected by PTSD greater than every other group of individuals.

6. Ladies had been solely required to be included in medical analysis beginning in 1970.

False. Within the U.S., it wasn’t till the passage of the Nationwide Institutes of Well being Revitalization Act in 1993 that girls and folks of shade needed to be represented in federally funded analysis.

And there are nonetheless large gaps in information on girls’s well being. As scientists race to catch up, girls reside with the implications day by day. For instance, it may possibly take years for girls to get correctly recognized with autoimmune ailments (which affect extra girls than males) and so long as a decade to be recognized with circumstances like endometriosis, one of the widespread gynecological ailments.

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Regardless of advances in girls’s well being, there are nonetheless large gaps in information, and many ladies go years with out correct diagnoses. Photograph by Emily Nichols for Undertaking HOPE, 2022.

7. Most cancers is the main explanation for untimely dying for girls within the U.S.

False. Coronary heart illness is the main explanation for untimely dying for girls residing within the U.S. And new science suggests psychological well being can affect coronary heart well being, notably for girls, which is very alarming.

When you’re nonetheless questioning why it issues that girls be included in medical analysis, contemplate the 2021 research that finds docs could have been utilizing the improper metric for girls’s blood stress— that the goal systolic blood stress for girls needs to be lower than 110, not lower than 120 like it’s for males. This implies many ladies susceptible to coronary heart illness have gone with out preventative care.


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