Although female life expectancy is higher than that of men in the UK, women surprisingly spend less than their average lives in good health compared to men.
Less is known about women’s diseases, and research that can improve women’s health is often based on gender. That needs to change.
The government urges women of all ages and backgrounds to respond to a new call for evidence about their experiences of using the health and care system, from puberty to menopause, mental health to dementia.
I ask all your readers from all backgrounds to live gov.uk/talk-womens-health if they have anything to share and pass it on to their family and friends.
Their voices need to be heard to help shape the Department of Health and Welfare’s first women’s health strategy to improve the health and well-being of women across England.
PROFESSOR DR GEETA NARGUND
Co-founder of the Ginsburg Women’s Health Board
The Drive, Wimbledon, London SW20