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Women's Health

Female health has its own unique complexities which are related to the biological and physiological differences in form and anatomy and further informed by societal attitudes in relation to Gender roles.

The issues experienced relate to structures of the female body including changes during development, life stages and ageing and due to conditions caused by hormones specific to, or most notable in, females.

Women's health issues relate to menstruation, contraception, maternal health, child birth, menopause and breast and other specific cancers.

There can also include issues in relation to development through the cycles of life from birth to death and include diet specific issues such as Eating Disorders.

They can also include medical situations in which women face problems not directly related to their biology, for example gender-differentiated access to medical treatment.