Unhealthy Outlook for Women Worldwide: Dr. La Follette’s Article in Marin IJ
This past week we celebrated International Women’s Day. Taking center stage in our thoughts that day was the empowerment and rights of women, as well as the noteworthy achievements of women throughout the world, past and present. With the importance of that day still in thought, I feel the urge to rebuild awareness of global health risks and concerns still facing women today. Although the severity and pervasiveness vary country to country, it is troubling for medical practitioners to know certain factors negatively influencing women’s health on a global level still exist. The good news is that many of the leading threats to women’s health are preventable — requiring only access to screenings, education and health-care services.