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Women's health plan

The Women’s Health Plan underpins actions to improve women’s health inequalities by raising awareness around women’s health, improving access to health care and reducing inequalities in health outcomes for girls and women, both for sex-specific conditions and in women’s general health.

Women's health plan
Endnotes

Endnotes

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2. British Heart Foundation (2019) Bias and Biology Policy Report p.3

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6. Ibid

7. Public Health England, (2018) Reproductive health: what women say, p.23

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9. UK Clinical Research Collaboration (2015), UK Health Research Analysis 2014, p.48

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12. The University of Edinburgh (2018), Andrew Horne comments on new NICE guidance on endometriosis

13. Ibid.

14. Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence gathered for Scotland's route map - equality and Fairer Scotland impact assessment, p.9

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21. Public Health Scotland (2021) Gender-based violence overview: Key Facts

22. Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence gathered for Scotland's route map - equality and Fairer Scotland impact assessment, p.3

23. Coronavirus (COVID-19): evidence gathered for Scotland's route map - equality and Fairer Scotland impact assessment, p.9

24. Scottish Government (2021), Official Statistic Publication for Scotland, Domestic abuse: statistics recorded by the police in Scotland,

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40. Scottish Government, (2020) Coronavirus (COVID-19): mental health - transition and recovery plan

41. Scottish Government, (2020) Scottish household survey 2019: annual report, p.19

42. Ibid.

43. Ibid.

44. Ibid.

45. Scotland's Health and Social Care Alliance (the ALLIANCE), (2020) Hearing the Voice of Women in Scotland: eport from our online survey October 2020, p.5

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47. Public Health Scotland (2020) Child Poverty in Scotland: priority groups - lone-parent families, p. 4

48. The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) (2019) Better for Women, p.38

49. Ibid, p.46

50. Public Health Scotland (2021), Sexual Health – accessed 30 April 2021

51. NHS National Services Scotland, Surveillance report: Genital chlamydia and gonorrhoea infection in Scotland: laboratory diagnoses 2009–2018, p.1 – accessed 30 April 2021

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54. Public Health Scotland (2021) Termination of pregnancy statistics 25 May 2021 - Data & intelligence from PHS (isdscotland.org), A National Statistics publication for Scotland

55. Ibid.

56. Ibid.

57. Lewis, R., Blake, C., McMellon C., Riddell J., Graham C., Mitchell K. (2021). Understanding young people's use and non-use of condoms and contraception: A co-developed, mixed-methods study with 16-24 year olds in Scotland. Final report from CONUNDRUM (CONdom and CONtraception UNDerstandings: Researching Uptake and Motivations). MRC/CSO Social and Public Health Sciences Unit: University of Glasgow.

58. Ibid.

59. Scotland's Health and Social Care Alliance (the ALLIANCE), (2020) Hearing the Voice of Women in Scotland: Report from our online survey October 2020, p.5

60. Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) Menstrual Wellbeing Toolkit - accessed 30 April 2021

61. Ibid.

62. The Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (RCOG) (2019) Better for Women

63. BJOG (2016) Management of premenstrual syndrome (Green-top Guideline No.48). Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists cited in National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), (2019) Premenstrual syndrome: How common is it?

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65. NHS Inform (2020) Endometriosis

66. NHS Inform (2020) Women's Health

67. APPG Report on Endometriosis Inquiry Report 2020, Endometriosis in the UK: Time for Change, p.10

68. Ibid.

69. Simoens S, Dunselman G, Dirksen C, et al. The burden of endometriosis: costs and quality of life of women with endometriosis and treated in referral centres. Hum Reprod 2012;27(5):1292-9 cited in, Endometriosis UK (2021), Endometriosis Facts and Figures

70. NHS, (2019), Menopause

71. Ibid.

72. NHS Inform (2020) Menopause

73. National Records of Scotland (2021), Mid-year Population Estimates, 2020: Report accessed 15 July 2021

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79. Ibid, p.4

80. Ibid, p.4

81. Ibid, p.16

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Additional References

Lau ES, Hayes SN, Volgman AS, Lindley K, Pepine CJ, Wood MJ; American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Section. Does Patient-Physician Gender Concordance Influence Patient Perceptions or Outcomes? J Am Coll Cardiol. 2021 Mar 2;77(8):1135-1138. PMID: 33632488, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2020.12.031


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