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Erika Schwartz, MD, Internal Medicine, answeredIt's a developing specialty primarily focusing on prevention and education of women. It focuses on empowering women to take ownership of their bodies and understand its function as well as encourage them to demand respect and true care from their physicians.
Healthcare for women includes the entire spectrum of a woman's life, not just pregnancy and childbirth. Besides developing conditions such as diabetes, heart disease, and cancer, women have special health issues that revolve around hormonal changes in their bodies and their reproductive organs. Also, medical problems can affect women and men differently.
Women's health issues include breast conditions, menstruation, infections, menopause, heart conditions, mental health, osteoporosis, and sexual health.
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