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50% of Canberrans women!!!! Katy Gallagher says so!

By johnboy - 1 September 2010 52

I don’t mind there being a women’s hospital. The day I can drop a sprog I might request a re-naming, but for now it’s fine.

On the other hand Katy Gallagher does seem to be excluding the hairier gender somewhat with today’s media release on her new strategic framework to facilitate women’s access to health care services and information.”

“ACT Health recognises that women and girls have specific needs and challenges throughout their lives and women are required to balance a number of commitments simultaneously, very often to the detriment of their health status,” Ms Gallagher said.

“By incorporating a gender perspective in health and health care, the aim is to ensure that women are not disadvantaged by virtue of their gender and that women are encouraged to actively participate in health decision making.”

A number of preliminary strategies are listed in the framework to guide the work necessary for achieving the objectives. A women’s health advisory network for the ACT will be established to oversee the implementation of the framework.

“Consumer representatives will be encouraged to partner with ACT Health to raise awareness of issues that are at times not clearly visible or understood in the public domain,” Ms Gallagher said.

“Planning for the delivery of health services to women of the ACT will ensure that the specific health issues experienced by women and girls are considered and addressed at these times of considerable changes occurring in the health sector,” she said.

In 2009, it was estimated that the ACT female population was 177,892, with women making up just over 50% of the total ACT population.

I particularly liked the reminder that there are indeed many women in our community.

Given than men already die much younger than women in Australia (Five years younger according to wikipedia) it does beg a question:

Why is the ACT Government entrenching male health disadvantage?

What’s Your opinion?


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STOLEN CAR 10:24 pm 10 Sep 10

colourful sydney racing identity said:

” hmmmn. you lost me at ‘a mole at a christening’,
I really have no idea what that post is about.”

….makes perfect sense to me… y’know…kind of in line with the general tenor of Katy G’s original proposition really..logical n’all that

WonderfulWorld 10:10 pm 10 Sep 10

hmmmn. you lost me at ‘a mole at a christening’. I really have no idea what that post is about.

I’m with you, what’s that garble? and how can you go to hospital recently for 4 years?

cleo said :

colour sydney
racing identity

Most people on here go on just about anything, their like a mole at a christening, it’s very obvious that the men cough, are upset that they can’t have their gonads inspected, all they have to do is have a blood test, as most people should have at least once a year, and women do need these improvements for women’s health, the women’s health is below par compared to Sydney or Melbourne, I recently went to The Women’s North Shore hospital, as I had no diagnoses here in Canberra, this went on for 4 yeaars,I found them to be competent and knew their business, unlike the specialists here in Canberra or GP’s for that matter, so yes I do hope we have decent specialists here eventually for women.

hmmmn. you lost me at ‘a mole at a christening’. I really have no idea what that post is about.

cleo 11:18 pm 03 Sep 10

colour sydney
racing identity

Most people on here go on just about anything, their like a mole at a christening, it’s very obvious that the men cough, are upset that they can’t have their gonads inspected, all they have to do is have a blood test, as most people should have at least once a year, and women do need these improvements for women’s health, the women’s health is below par compared to Sydney or Melbourne, I recently went to The Women’s North Shore hospital, as I had no diagnoses here in Canberra, this went on for 4 yeaars,I found them to be competent and knew their business, unlike the specialists here in Canberra or GP’s for that matter, so yes I do hope we have decent specialists here eventually for women.

enfoldeadgrrl 3:09 pm 03 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

Also worth pointing out that, following the media release on women’s health, there was one directed squarely at men’s health which included the ‘visit a damn GP’ message.

Thanks for pointing that men’s health message out. http://www.chiefminister.act.gov.au/media.php?v=9918

When will the government start sending me my cheques, dammit? I work hard for the future of our health system.

Jim Jones 2:55 pm 03 Sep 10

Good point.

Also worth pointing out that, following the media release on women’s health, there was one directed squarely at men’s health which included the ‘visit a damn GP’ message.

enfoldeadgrrl 2:51 pm 03 Sep 10

Jim Jones said :

A few years ago there was a decent national push to get Australian males to visit their GPs regularly for a checkup (males are more likely to ignore many health problems they have rather than get it checked out, and most males don’t bother with regular checkups), but it was pretty short lived … and hampered by the fact that there aren’t enough GPs to go around even without most males heading in for a regular checkup.

Rather than blaming a shortage of GPs or nostalgically remembering that worthy ad campaign, I think we need to recognise the problem: that there are not enough partners, friends and colleagues who are willing to pester men to go to the damn GP when they obviously need to, let alone for regular check-ups.

The government should really increase funding for the under-promoted “just make a damn appointment and GO!” program. Under this program, undercover agents within the community chivvy blokes into doing sensible things to look after their health.

Long-term, it will lead to healthcare savings: less pressure on the system from men who could have identified and corrected health issues early, instead of waiting until they’ve developed something chronic, serious, or gross.

Jim Jones 9:08 am 03 Sep 10

Leinna said :

Google “Uterine prolapse”…..

There was an old woman
Who lived in a shoe
She had so many children
Her uterus fell out

Jim Jones 9:07 am 03 Sep 10

cleo said :

colourful sydney
racing idenity

Bebcause there is nothing more to say on the subject, just the ‘boys’ having sour grapes lol
and I will say what I like within reason, don’t need some hitler telling what I should or shouldn’t write!

Godwin!!!

cleo said :

colourful sydney
racing idenity

Bebcause there is nothing more to say on the subject, just the ‘boys’ having sour grapes lol
and I will say what I like within reason, don’t need some hitler telling what I should or shouldn’t write!

Hitler? Wow, what a fantstic rebuttal. It must have taken you a long time to put together such a convincing argument.

There is actually a lot more to say on the subject, as many posters above have. Resorting to childish slanging like ‘suck it up boys’ does not advance the argument for these services. If you really think there is nothimg more to say than ‘suck it up boys’ you are no better than the people whinging about the ‘femocracy’.

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