Doctors in England to be given mandatory training to better treat female medical conditions

 

I am delighted to see the news that womens health will be a mandatory part of the medical school curriculum in the future (writes Diane Danzebrink).

This is another step forward in achieving the aims of the #MakeMenopauseMatter campaign and shows the power of us raising our voices together for much needed and long overdue change.

The BBC has reported that Doctors in England will be given mandatory training to better treat female medical conditions under wider plans to improve women’s health.

Free access to NHS fertility treatment will be expanded and there will be more funding for mobile breast cancer screening.

The government said the changes, part of its women’s health strategy, were based on responses from 100,000 people.

But critics said more must be done to close the “gender gap” in NHS services.

The government opened a call for evidence in Spring 2021 to collect views on women’s health from members of the public, academics, charities and campaigners.

Women in England live on average four years longer than men but spend more of their life in poor health, which can limit their ability to work and participate in day-to-day activities.

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