To help boys become more aware of women’s health issues, schools will be asked to stop dividing students for sex education lessons.
As part of a 10-year strategy for women’s health in England which has just been unveiled, doctors will also receive more training on contraception and the menopause.
Ministers seek to combat the “medical misogyny” mentality that prevents women from receiving the same level of care as men.
The government’s aim is to ensure that women and girls ‘have their complaints taken seriously’.
It comes after 84% of respondents to a consultation said women often feel ignored when seeking help from the NHS.
Schools urged not to separate boys and girls for lessons on relationships, sex and health, but instead start teaching students about women’s health, including menopause, ‘from an early age’ .
This will increase awareness, according to the approach, and ensure that “topics like menstrual health, contraception and menopause are no longer taboo topics.
“As part of the reviews, the General Medical Council will assess medical students on women’s health, including issues like menopause, obstetrics and gynecology.
In addition to receiving specialized training, staff who complete training to become general practitioners or physiotherapists will also have access to other courses that will complement their training.
More doctors will have a better basic understanding of women’s health as a result, according to the policy.
There will be push to remove the ‘postcode lottery’ in access to IVF treatment, which now sees some places offering one round and others three, as part of a number of commitments.
The first Women’s Health Strategy for England commits to increasing the number of ‘one stop clinics’ and Women’s Health Centres.
The health and care system has always been created by men for men, according to research.
According to the plans, screening invitations should still be sent to non-binary people and transgender men with female reproductive organs so they can get screened for cervical and breast cancer.
Our health and care system only works if it works for everyone, according to Health Secretary Steve Barclay.
It is not acceptable, he said, that 51% of our fellow citizens face barriers to receiving the treatment they need simply because of their sexual orientation.
“The release of this strategy marks a turning point in eliminating entrenched disparities and improving women’s health and well-being.”