A Closer Look: Breakthroughs and Challenges in Women's Health

Advances in women’s health have led to breakthroughs in breast cancer imaging, hormone therapy, and longer lives for many women. Yet much of medical research does not take into account gender differences, and women-specific health needs are often not addressed. Health outcomes for black women, in particular, fall far behind those of white women, and maternal mortality rates for black women in the US are far lower than in many developing nations. What are we not treating in women’s health and what lies ahead for women in health care?

Festival: Spotlight Health 2018

Watch and Listen: Health

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