Flashcards in Introduction to Women's Health Deck (12):
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.
Traditional view of women's health
Focused on maternal and reproductive aspects only
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.
Most common disease states among women
Chronic Low Respiratory Diseases
There are differences in __________ and ________ in women compared to men.
Symptoms; metabolism (women's is quicker for nicotine)
Why do women react differently to medication?
Body size and composition
When should a woman get her blood pressure checked?
Every 2 years
When should a woman get her BMD checked?
At 65 y/o
When should a woman get her mammogram?
50-74 every 2 years
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
When should a woman get checked for colorectal cancer?
50 y/o every 10 years