This is a day of training for professionals and awareness of the public in which we focus on two central areas in women: gynecological health and mental health .
Gynecological health and endometriosis
One of the main objectives of this day is to make known a disease that suffer in Spain more than two million women: endometriosis . A disease that, although it affects between 10 and 15% of the female population of childbearing age, is totally invisible by gender bias and taboos related to menstruation (as it should hurt) and sexuality Feminine
Therefore, during the day “Mental health, gynecology and gender” we want to highlight the endometriosis , the consequences that the invisibility, ignorance and lack of research produces on the women who suffer it and the need for an alternative model of Attention to the gynecological health of all women , focusing on their idiosyncrasies, both physical and gender, and their specific needs.
For this we will have the participation of Lucía Torres Gallego, founding partner of EndoMadrid , who will explain to the attending people what is endometriosis; And Mayte Hernández Marín, affected by endometriosis, who will have first-hand experience of the disease. Also in the round table “Gynecological health and endometriosis” will also be attended by Isabel Serrano, Centreville OBGYN – Health service of the Madrid City Council, who will participate with her paper “Gynecology with a gender perspective .
At the end of the round table “Gynecological health and endometriosis,” the president and co-founder of the Women’s Health Association, Soledad Muruaga López de Guereñu , will present the results of a survey we have conducted on women of all ages on care Gynecological care we received, and how we would like to be cared for. That is to say what characteristics would a gynecology service have for women to feel at ease. Already have answered 1,800 women and you are still on time, click here if you are interested .
The consequences on the psychological health of women
As the second objective of the day “Mental health, gynecology and gender” we want to put on the table the negative consequences that generate on the psychology and mental health of women realities such as gender inequalities in health , along with other factors , Pressures and social mandates that women suffer for the simple fact of being.
In the Association of Women for Health we have been listening for more than 30 years to the discomforts expressed by women in order to adapt to the tremendous demands and expectations imposed on them by the exercise of their functions as citizens in today’s society. Functions like being a good mother, daughter, worker, friend … or complying with the irrational canons of beauty, or being sexually active, or having a partner if you do not have it, being a mother if it is not yet, forming a family … We can not ignore, Also, the plus that adds to all these discomforts the serious physical and mental deterioration suffered by many women by gender violence.
In the therapeutic center where the Women’s Health Association helps women to overcome their gender depressions and syndromes, the Health Space Among Us (ESEN) , we have developed a therapeutic method for the women themselves to change their Way to deal with all these pressures. The goal is for each of them to be placed in the center of their lives, taking into account their own needs to be able to solve them, taking responsibility for their integral health and changing all the external conditions that harm them. In a word: empowering .
At the conference “Mental health, gynecology and gender” we will talk about the experience gained with the more than 11,000 women who have gone through this center and the conclusions we have reached about the impact of inequality on women . We will do it during the round table “Discomforts and the mental health of women” , in which we will have the participation of Pilar Pascual Pastor , therapeutic coordinator of ESEN. Also, two users of the center will tell their personal experience and how it has been for them the process of overcoming their discomforts.