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Dr. Milagros Fernandez, a retired medical doctor from the Department of Health and now a Vice President for Mindanao of PFLCW, explained the inclusion of health provision in the Magna Carta of......

Dr. Milagros Fernandez, a retired medical doctor from the Department of Health and now a Vice President for Mindanao of PFLCW, explained the inclusion of health provision in the Magna Carta of Women. #11thGA #PFLCW

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  • 1. November 21, 2013 1:00 – 1:30 P.M. By: Milagros L. Fernandez, M.D.
  • 2. Women are a major target group for development policy and planning.
  • 3. refers to the relations between women and men and to socially sanctioned roles that are acceptable for each sex.
  • 4. refers to biological differences between males and females.
  • 5.  Most significant sex differences relates to menstruation, pregnancy and breastfeeding in females; and the production of sperm in males.
  • 6. refers to the provision and actualization in decisionmaking of women in the socio-economic, political and cultural development activities.
  • 7.  In short, to improve the legal, political, economic, educational, health and professional status of women through service and advocacy.
  • 8. Women’s Rights to HEALTH as embodied in R.A. 9710, otherwise known as the “Magna Carta of
  • 9. A. Comprehensive Health Services culture-sensitive gender-responsive covers all stages of a woman’s life cycle addresses the major causes of woman’s mortality & morbidity
  • 10. 1. Maternal Care to include pre-natal services, delivery and post-natal services to address pregnancy and infant health and nutrition.
  • 11. 2. Promotion of breastfeeding and proper nutrition for lactating mothers.
  • 12. 3. Responsible, ethical, legal, safe and effective methods of family planning.
  • 13. 4. Youth Sexuality Education and Health Services.
  • 14. 5. Prevention and Management of reproductive tract infections including Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’s), Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • 15. 6. Prevention and Management of Reproductive tract cancers such as Breast & Cervical cancers, and other gynecological conditions and disorders.
  • 16. 7. Prevention of Abortion & Management of pregnancy-related complications.
  • 17. 8. In cases of Violence against women & children, women & children victims and survivors shall be provided with psychological, therapeutics, medical & legal interventions & assistance.
  • 18. 9. Prevention & management of infertility and sexual dysfunction.
  • 19. Care of elderly women. 10.
  • 20. 11. Management, treatment, and intervention of mental health problems of women and girls.