Governor-General To Launch Women’s Health Research Centre
It’s no secret that men and women are different – especially when it comes to health.
(It’s no secret either that only women are getting such special treatment – and they’re already outliving thier male counterparts and have much more research dollars pumped by govt into thier own sex related diseases than men)
Now a new research centre at the University of Otago’s Wellington School of Medicine and Health Sciences will focus specifically on women’s health needs. Called the Women’s Health Research Centre, it will be launched Friday 4 Nov. at 5.30 pm at Government House by Her Excellency the Governor-General, Dame Silvia Cartwright.
“Around the world, there’s growing recognition of the importance of research dedicated to women’s health and the need for centres focussing on that research,” says Dr Bev Lawton, who leads the Centre.
(and the recognition of such for men?)
“Women have distinct health needs, many of which are different from men. These areas include contraception, fertility, abortion, sexually transmitted infections, menopause, maternal health, and health of the newborn.”
(This is pernicious PC bunkum. In fact men have needs in all these or related/simular areas too – contraception, fertility, dealing with abortion, STIs, paternal health and the health of the newborn.)
Non-communicable diseases such as osteoporosis, diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease also differentially affect women, she noted.
(They sure do. A great many men will already be dead from preventable diseases due to a lack of the kinds of gender targetted preventative healthcare systems women enjoy by the time many of thier age related sisters have such non communicable diseases!)
“Dame Silvia has kindly agreed to be our personal patron and fully supports our endeavours to advance the health and well-being of New Zealand women through research,” Dr Lawton says.
(I wonder when Dame Silvia will do the guys of NZ with thier greater rates of disease and lesser longevity such sterling service too?)
– Another case of men being treated as comparatively disposable it seems –