Women's Health Strategy: what about learning disabilities?
Attempts to bridge the gender health divide are welcome, but a new strategy has little on women with learning disabilities and their need for specialist support
The government has published the first ever Women's Health Strategy for England to tackle the gender health gap. It is a ten-year plan that aims to address the obstacles faced by women when accessing healthcare and improve health outcomes for all women.
As a learning disability nurse, with a special interest in supporting women with learning disabilities and menopause, I had been optimistic but was disappointed to see minimal mentions of women with learning disabilities in the strategy.