The decade change but not the mindset of people. No matter how advanced we are in medical sciences, technology development and space adventures, at the core we are still conservative orthodox, and narrow-minded. Women are an integral part of society. The community cannot grow if women continue silent wars related to underlying and undiscussed health issues. Outspoken doctors and health advocated gave 7 messages to the women of this century to ask help about famine health and hygiene. This is not an embarrassment for a lady to talk about her own body parts. We need to end whispering, awkwardness, and embarrassments. This world needs to be more advanced and easy to live in.
7 women topics that we need to talk openly.
Better Birth Control is Possible
The author of This Is Your Brain on Birth Control: The Surprising Science of Women, Hormones, and the Law of Unintended Consequences says;
“Because birth has been an incredible force in lives of women, allowing them to achieve long term educational goals, career goals and achieve gains, toward economic parity with them. There is a taboo around talking about it critically, for fear that it would be taken away, and our grains would it be”
Hill wanted more research and advancement toward birth control. Human birth control influences the brain in such a way that makes people uncomfortable, to acknowledge including whom women find attractive as mate and to some degree how she responds to stress.
It seems as best defense against the sexiest rhetoric was to pretend as these effects do not exist. But sticking your head in the sand is no way to advocate you’re for a better future for women.
It is uncomfortable to discuss the flaws of contraception while fighting to make it accessible. It is a tradeoff. We have to live in this awkwardness while pushing it for improvements. Women deserve better.
Most Vaginal Health products are bogus
One of the most pernicious myths is that vagina need cleaning and repairing. Dr. Jend Gunter, New York Times columnist and author of vagina bible: The valva and Vagina- separating the myths from medicine says, your vagina has got things covered.
The messaging that women genitalia needs constant upkeep with things like washes, douches, hair removes, wipes and tightness, is promoted by companies that want to make women feel insecure about their health so they will buy something.
If our genitalia required special care we would have evolved in this way. In general, Gunter says that it is bad to rely on information from a source that is trying to sell products.
Transgender women are women
Gunter writes about gender transformation and what she heard from parents of trans kids is that they are provided with medical information that they were not getting anywhere even from their primary health care provider.
What it comes down to is simple: “Having a vagina is not what makes you a woman. It is how you feel inside,” says Gunter. “We should not reduce anyone to their body parts, but it happens more with women, and especially with trans women.” In end, she says “parts are parts, and people are people.”
Women Pain is real
Abby Norman for years experienced extreme menstrual symptoms and severe abdominal pain during sex. But doctors said my pain was psychological,” she added.
It was only when she is on the go to bring her boyfriend with her to appointments that she felt taken seriously. “All of a sudden, things got to change. All I could think at that time was, ‘Why was not it enough when I was saying it?’ Why this is a disappointment to the man in life. Is this a sign that things should change?”
Norman wrote about her experience and concluded the diagnosis of endometriosis — in her biography “Ask Me About My Uterus: A Quest to Make Doctors Believe in Women’s Pain”. She says; doctors need to acknowledge that women are talented at knowing themselves.” This phenomenon can be compounded when the patients are women of color.
Susan Mattern, a historian, women in premodern, societies would exit their reproductive age, “it was viewed as an advancement. It considers as an entrance into a really integral life phase. Mattern wrote the book, The Slow Moon Climbs The Science, History, and Meaning of Menopause.
“Too much emphasis in mass-market books about menopause, she says, is placed on menopause “treatments” (or lack thereof)”. “The modern way of thinking about menopause isn’t the only way,” she says. “And other ways might serve us better.”
Mattern says human beings are a long-lived and advanced species for quite some time and were “engineered” by fruition to live into our 70s. We thrive in post-reproductive years. She says;
“We tend to think that aging is bad and that only young people are useful. But if we’re not appreciating what’s going on during the rest of our lifespan, we’re not understanding who we are.”
It is okay to talk about woman Vagina
These terms still look like dirty words. Granta says if this is the main problem we can’t say particular words because we perceive them as shameful.
And we perceive we should not talk about them. It stifles your ability to find out what is typical, and what can be a medical condition.
People come to her office and behind the door, they hardly say what is problem with their productive tract.
Even they do not know what they are having trouble talking about their own body parts, that is just how effective culture of shame today.
If women cannot discuss health problems with their doctors they can hardly attain any effective treatment. They will not even only miss out on treatment but can get bad advice from a non-authentic, less reliable clandestine source.
Women’s rights are human rights
Jennifer wolf is fighting for a tampon tax, which still exists in 32 states. She outlined her against the taxation of menstrual products. This subject is about dignity and facility for those who are homeless and suffer incarceration. The tax should be banned. There should not be any tax-related famine essential products that can facilitate her health. Women are an integral part and hence her rights are human rights.
Women are still underprivileged in the modern world. We need to work more on women’s rights, gender discrimination, caste and religion discrimination, and racism. The world is supposed to be a peaceful and prosperous place for all living ones. People deserve respect irrespective of gender, color, and status. In this year let’s make these 7 topics a general talk. So women can inhale freedom and can enjoy better life while treating their underlying and undiscussed issues.