Lecture 2 A. Health Insurance 1. United States is the only industralized country without univeral healthcare -People without insurance less likely to seek health care and suffer poor health 2. United States spends more than any other country on healthcare -Due to high-tech equipment, surgical procedures, and extensive prescriptions 3. Women are less likely to acquire jobs that include health insurance 4. Medicare- health coverage for over age 65 or disabled, majority are women B. Healthcare Proposal 1. Affordability- reducing prescription prices, etc. 2. Fair Treatment 3. Acountability- confidentiality 4. Comprehensive Benefits 5. Effective planning 6. Support for public health 7. High quality of care 8. Support for healthcare workers 9. Social/economic policies C. Menstrual Cycle 1. Parts of body involved- brain, pituitary gland, uterus, cervix, fallopian tubes, and vagina 2. Ovaries make the hormones- estrogen and progesterone 3. First half- levels of estrogen rise making uterus grow and thicken, an egg starts to mature 4. Second half- egg begins to travel through fallopian tube to uterus, progesterone levels rise to prepare uterine linving for pregnancy 5. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding- includes very heavy bleeding, unusually long periods, periods too close together, bleeding between periods
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