What role does gender play in determining health insurance coverage?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Each gender has specific medical concerns and, therefore, gender plays a significant role in determining health care coverage and costs. A woman may be concerned with reproductive health and prenatal care if pregnancy is a possibility. A woman must also be concerned with conditions relating to cervical, ovarian, or breast cancers. A man will be concerned with prostate and testicular health, including erectile dysfunction. Men have higher risk for certain coronary diseases and earlier mortality. For both genders, it is important to ensure that the proper benefits will help you with preventative as well as curative care.

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