Week 1 - Women's Rights are Human Rights / Week 1 Video: Helen Stacy
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WHO "Today's evidence, tomorrow's agenda" and Avotri and Walters “We Women Worry a Lot about our Husbands”
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I'm a General practicioner from Austria. My interests are sexual medicine and geriatrics.
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Posted: September 06, 2016 @ 07:48 PM
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WHO "Today's evidence, tomorrow's agenda" and Avotri and Walters “We Women Worry a Lot about our Husbands”
 
I didn't find the box for leaving my thoughts about these two readings, but because I was pretty impressed especially by the study of Ghanaian women I'll put in it this section (1.3).
First I was thinking about the described situation of women's health by the WHO and their goals. I think they forgot a very important point about the differences between the general health of men and women. Men are more likely to "suffer" (=moan) more when they are ill. We also notice that in our emergency unit at the hospital where I work. Sometimes men come to us with a very little problem - thinking they are really ill. And because there's a short movie by some comedians about a man at the desk in the emergency ward sniffing and everybody is running for help because it's a MAN sniffing, we always tell this joke to each other in these moments. On the other hand there are several cases of men don't visiting the doctor because they fear the consequences and so they are waiting too long and just show up when it's already (too) late. So I think there is a obvious difference between men and women regarding the subjective health state
I have to say I really liked their aim to prepare age-friendly Environments and increase opportunities for older women to contribute productively to society. Because I'm quite interested in geriatrics I do miss facilities in this respect.

And secondly my thought about the tellings of Ghanaian women. I loved reading these very personal experiences because I think there is a difference between the cultures and so I can try to better understand the way of life in Ghana. I felt sympathy while reading, but there are two things I didn't get: First, what do all the women think who are the second ones and why do they do that? And the other thing is, why do boys, who grow up watching these scenes happening at home or at least suffering from the hard situation, become such men? Shouldn't they have learned better?


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