Women's health plan: easy read
Part 4

Part 4

Aims

This plan has aims, these are the things we want the plan to do. The Plan includes actions to achieve this.

Sexual health aims

All women will be able to access sexual health services easily, quickly and in confidence.

Contraception aims

All women will be able to access a full range of contraception easily, quickly and in confidence.

Abortion aims

All women will be able to access abortion healthcare when they need it and without judgment.

All women will have choice about how and where they access abortion care.

Pre-pregnancy care aims

All women who choose to become pregnant will have easy access to the information and advice they need.

Menstrual health aims

All young people will be aware of normal menstrual health (periods).

Endometriosis aims

Women will find out more quickly if they have endometriosis.

All women will be able to access the right support and treatment for endometriosis.

If they need to, all women will have access to a specialist endometriosis centre. These centres have experts who can help.

Menopause aims

All women will have access to menopause support and services when they need them.

Healthcare professionals will understand how treatments affect a woman's health.

All women will be able to speak to a healthcare professional who knows about menopause.

Heart health aims

Healthcare professionals will help women to be healthy and reduce risks of heart disease.

Healthcare professionals will understand how heart disease can be different for women. They will make sure women have equal care to men with heart disease.

All women will have access to information about heart disease so they can describe their own symptoms.

All women with heart disease will get support to manage and live with the condition. This will include access to services like mental health support and advice about things like contraception, abortion and pregnancy.

General health aims

All healthcare services and people who make health laws will understand and respond to gender equality and cultural differences.

Health and social care workers will be better valued.

Decisions about how to spend public money should be clear and should take into account the needs and rights of women and girls.

Healthcare staff training will include education about equality, diversity and human rights.


Contact

Email: womenshealthplan@gov.scot