Womens health

Action for Women’s Health

There are some clear differences between men and women in health care. Several diseases that women suffer to a greater extent tend to be lower priority in health care. Against this background, the Government is implementing a number of major initiatives to strengthen women’s health and develop the care that is specific to them:

There are some clear differences between men and women in health care. Several diseases that women suffer to a greater extent tend to be lower priority in health care. Against this background, the Government is implementing a number of major initiatives to strengthen women’s health and develop the care that is specific to them: Stake Total Time Period Obstetric care and women’s health SEK 200 million in 2015 SEK 400 million / year from 2016 to 2019 The work of women’s health in primary SEK 130 million / year from 2016 to 2019 The investments announced in 2015 and 2016, covering more than 3 billion during the period 2015-2019 and concerns including maternity care, primary care, free mammograms and free contraception for people under 21 years.

Press Releases Title Date Link

RFSU receive grants to improve the sexual health of women with migrant background November 10, 2016 Press Release Prime Minister Stefan Löfven visiting Linkoping (focus is on women’s health and work for equitable health care) April 25, 2016 Press Release Endometriosriktlinjer and thorough gender analysis of healthcare February 4, 2016 Press Release 720 million for improved obstetric care and increased efforts for women’s health, December 3, 2015 Press Release From the Budget Bill for 2016: Important investments in women’s health in the budget September 3, 2015 Press Release Budget Initiatives for a modern welfare state (Ie maternity care and women’s health)

RFSU receive grants to improve the sexual health of women with migrant background RFSU gets over 1.8 million already in 2016 to work focused on improving the sexuella- and reproductive health of women with migrant background. It was decided at the Cabinet meeting on 10 November. The project will RFSU also spread knowledge of sexuella- and reproductive rights to the same target audience. – Today, the care more difficult to reach some groups than others, not least in matters relating to the sexuella- and reproductive health. RFSU’s projects can have a central role in creating better understanding in this area and the extension to reach more. It is an important part of the work for a fair and equal health, says public health, and health minister Gabriel Wikström. RFSU refers to the basis of the knowledge generated by the project continue to work in better reach more audiences in Sweden when it comes to sexuell- and reproductive health. Knowledge from the project and knowledge of materials to be further distributed to staff in the health care and other operators who meet the target in matters relating to sexuality.

720 million for improved obstetric care and increased efforts for women’s health

The Government and the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SKL) has signed an agreement on investment in maternity care and health care that enhances the health of women. In total there are about 720 million crowns and is based on the efforts of the government budget agreement in 2015 met with the Left. The agreement with SKL applies both in 2015 as in 2016. Most of the funds (520 million) relates to 2016, the remainder of 2015. The largest part of the agreement is an incentive to the county councils of SEK 375 million in 2016 and 200 million in 2015, in order to strengthen mainly obstetric care, and then primarily through the efforts of talent and strengthened staffing. The agreement is also a national working towards a more knowledge-based and equitable delivery care occur. Today, there are clear variations in both the working methods of medical outcomes in maternity care.

2016 also paid 125 million as an incentive for counties to improve the primary health care efforts for women’s health.

These should go to improving primary health care interventions on diseases that are common in women. One area that particularly be highlighted are methods to reach populations in socio-economically disadvantaged areas. – This investment is an important part of the way towards a more equal and equitable care. Maternity care is crucial for many women’s health, and the need to be more equal across the country says Gabriel Wikström, Public Health medical and Sport. In addition wagered for 2016 of SEK 5 million in support for cervical cancer screening. Another 10 million will go to support the development of the center for pelvic floor rehabilitation. Finally, SKL SEK 5 million to coordinate efforts. – This will be an important addition to efforts to increase patient safety. Although Swedish obstetric care, high class, there are areas for improvement. Such are complications during childbirth, where we both need to minimize the damage of the money can you read more here, and to ensure that those who suffer after all, get the proper care, says Lena Micko, president of Local Authorities and Regions.