About the book
According to the United Nations statistics, the global population in 2015 has exceeded 7.3 billion, and the gender ratio gap between men and women is not large, which means that there are about 3.6 billion women in the world. Therefore, providing 3.6 billion women with high-quality health care services and quality is an important global concern. The global focus on women's health began in the 1970s. The United Nations designated 1975 as the International Year of women and, in particular, 1976-1985 as the world's decade for women. In 1995, the fourth World Conference on women put forward the Beijing Declaration, with "equality, development and peace" as the main axis. Representatives of 189 countries jointly signed the "Beijing Platform for Action", strongly advocated that countries should pay attention to women's issues, and published "Current Situation and Future Trend of Global Women's Statistics" every five years. "The current situation and future trend of world women's statistics" was firstly published in 1991. The world mainly covers eight topics: population and family, health, education, work, rights and decision-making, violence against women, environment and poverty. It describes the latest statistical data of women in the world and provides a brief analysis, which can be used as a reference for countries to plan women's health policies and health care services. It is a world trend to attach importance to women's health. The United Nations Population Programme believes that the role of the government is very important if women are to have a bright future. The government is an important force to ensure women's right to health. The role of the government in promoting women's health should be reflected in the following aspects: the first is to support gender equality with legal policies, the second is to ensure the relationship between women workers and employers, and the third is to encourage research on gender-related issues. The 3.6 billion women in the world live in different countries, different social environments, different cultural thinking, different medical care systems, and each woman plays multiple roles and responsibilities, which highlights the diversity and high complexity of women's health problems. Taking women as the main body, we should change the health inequality caused by the gender bias of social and cultural concepts, strengthen the integration strategy of cross fields and departments, and provide appropriate health plans and care for different health needs such as women's ethnic group, age group, cause of death, disease status and life events, so as to comprehensively promote women's health service and quality objective to improve the health of women of different ethnic groups in the world.
This book intends to provide the reader with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in global women's health, which focuses on the most important evidence-based developments in this critically important area.