6 health parity issues for International Women’s Day

Gender parity is the theme for International Women's Day 2016, and in health there are still many areas where the gender gap persists.

Here is Australian Doctor's list of the six areas where progress towards parity needs urgent action:

1. Cardiovascular disease

As the Heart Foundation's Go Red For Women campaign has highlighted, cardiovascular disease is underdiagnosed and undertreated in women. This is partly because the presenting symptoms of cardiovascular disease can be different for women and thus go