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The Body Politic: Female health is public health and it’s time we started treating it that way


by Dearbhail McDonald
09.08.21

Healthy women improve overall population health and make for healthier economies. It’s time to eliminate the female health taboos that hold us all back

From the cradle to the grave, women and girls’ lives are framed by the arc of our reproductive cycles. From menstruation to menopause and a kaleidoscope of fertility events in between, reproductive events such as puberty, periods, pregnancy (including all forms of pregnancy loss) as well as “the change” can pose significant challenges for millions of women around the world each year. And yet, these largely normal life events, whose challenges can be met with...

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