[The importance of preventive medicine in women's health].

Avital Porter

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The concept of preventive health care screening has been developed over the last 30 years through cLinical trials of screening maneuvers, as well as a theoretical statistical Literature. Screening is used in general medical practice in two distinct ways: to screen for early disease, and to screen for risk factors for disease or injury. Since medical problems can affect women and men differently, some serious medical issues may be overlooked because symptoms in many women are not clear-cut. Moreover, many research studies in the past did not include women participants; therefore, conclusions from those studies may not be valid for making health care decisions about women. Health care for women includes the entire spectrum of a woman's life. At each stage of a woman's Life, there are important preventive health care steps to follow in order to provide early detection of medical problems, or to prevent them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)518-519, 552
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 2011
Externally publishedYes


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