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1

Differentiate between sex and gender.

Sex is what you are given at birth, whether it be boy or girl. It is the chromosomal make up of your DNA.
Gender is what society deems you.

2

Traditional view of women's health

Focused on maternal and reproductive aspects only

3

Contemporary Women's Health focuses on:

Promoting wellness through self-care
Preventing illness through screening, diagnosing, and managing conditions that are unique to women, more common in women, more serious in women, and risk factors that are different for women than men.

4

Most common disease states among women

Heart disease
Cancer
Cerebrovascular Disease
Chronic Low Respiratory Diseases
Alzheimer's Disease

5

There are differences in __________ and ________ in women compared to men.

Symptoms; metabolism (women's is quicker for nicotine)

6

Why do women react differently to medication?

Body size and composition
Immunology
Reproductive issues
Pharmacokinetic differences

7

When should a woman get her blood pressure checked?

Every 2 years

8

When should a woman get her BMD checked?

At 65 y/o

9

When should a woman get her mammogram?

50-74 every 2 years

10

When should a woman get checked for cervical cancer?

Pap test every 3 years from 21 y/o and onward; Pap and HPV test every 5 years at 30

11

When should a woman get checked for colorectal cancer?

50 y/o every 10 years

12

How often should a women get checked for HIV, syphilis, chlamydia, and gonorrhea?

Yearly until she's 24