As Israel’s health care system is continuing the soar the top, it’s still important to mention that women are left behind on the terms of modern health. What make’s matters worse is the women’s general secondary status, which leaves them more exposed to harmful situations that may affect their health such as discrimination, poverty, lack of access to health care, lack of awareness, low quality work conditions, and more.
While the Israel-Palestinian conflict continues, here are 3 facts you didn’t know about women’s health in Israel.
Lack of Proper Knowledge in Health and Sexuality
Understanding the proper knowledge in women’s health and their sexual is uncommon and often unheard of in Israel. Most women do not trust their own judgment to make decisions regarding their health and their bodies. That is why they leave it to the professionals to handle the issues and assume that they are in the best care.
Sadly, many women tend to neglect their own health to take care of the care of the family. Most women as caretakers are shown to use the health system more than others.
Death and Diseases Rates are High Compared to Other Countries
Women in Israel have a higher death rate when compared to western countries, despite their high level of medicine and technology. While Israel is among the top in the health care system, women are left behind as secondary citizens. The health system of Israel provides solutions for physical diseases, while the holistic treatment for physical, mental and cultural aspects is missing.
More than 30% of Israeli Women Suffer From Eating Disorders
With more than 30% of women in Israel suffering from mental problems, this includes a high number of adolescents who are unhappy with their body image and result in various eating disorders. In fact, they are among the highest in the world today.
Together, we must form a unity with the women of Israel and take control of the system to promote better health and overall well-being as a whole. We must find the best resources for women and promote preventative care.