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Women's Health

Letter to Editor Volume 1 Issue 1

Women health care beyond gynecology

Abdelaziz Ghanemi1,2,3

1Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms of the Chinese Academy of Sciences & Yunnan Province, Kunming Institute of Zoology, China
2Kunming College of Life Science, China
3University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Correspondence: Abdelaziz Ghanemi, Key Laboratory of Animal Models and Human Disease Mechanisms, Kunming Institute of Zoology Chinese Academy of Sciences, No. 32 Jiaochang Donglu, Kunming 650223, China

Received: July 07, 2015 | Published: August 19, 2015

Citation: Ghanemi A. Women health care beyond gynecology. MOJ Womens Health. 2015;1(1):5. DOI: 10.15406/mojwh.2015.01.00002

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The women health is mainly taken care of by gynecologists1–3 both in physiological situations such as pregnancy and during divers pathological situations too. The existence of genecology as a medical field is the result of a variety of biological and physiological properties that distinguish women from men. Such approach might be “summarizing” the women medical properties within hormonal system and anatomical differences which might not be medically a “panoramic” definition.

Indeed, it is not sufficient to describe the medical properties of women within simple gynecological and even biological aspects. In fact, the differences between men and women are at different levels and all should be taken into consideration to optimize the medical care women receive. Such levels include psychology, physiology, pathology and sociology.4 For instance, differences have been reported between women and men in term of psychological sensitivities and social status in some cultures as well. Some sex differences have also been reported in animals5,6 and might be extrapolated to humans if more evidence are presented within clinical contexts.

These concepts represent illustrative examples of the elements that we need to further include in the daily medical practice to optimize and improve the women health care. Such approaches need the collaboration of different organisms and professionals in addition to the education and the training of the health professionals and also the education of the population at a social level. The implementation of such principles would mean to extend the women health care beyond the gynecological context and will include other fields such as psychology and even sociology. In practice, this means more focus on the women properties beside the hormonal system and considering those other factors and parameters (such as psychology, sociology and physiology) while establishing a diagnosis, prescribing a treatment and validating a medical test or analysis.


Abdelaziz Ghanemi is a recipient of a 2013 CAS-TWAS President's Postgraduate Fellowship.

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