The SPÖ women in Upper Austria made three demands on gender medicine on Wednesday. Gender medicine examines scientific findings on how women and men differ medically and how both sexes can be provided with the best possible healthcare. They want LH deputy Christine Haberlander (ÖVP) to take on the issue of gender medicine as a health and women’s officer.
Haberlander should approach the federal government with the demand that experts for gender medicine work out proposals that guarantee gender medicine in education, training and further education in the medical professions. Gender medicine should be an integral part of medical training in the future, and a compulsory chair needs to be set up in Upper Austria. The implementation of the nationwide women’s health action plan is also required. This includes around 40 measures designed to promote women’s health at different levels.
Together with Mireille Ngosso, doctor and member of the Vienna Landtag and municipal council, and Eva-Maria Holzleitner, Federal Women’s President and member of the National Council, the SPÖ Women of Upper Austria want to start here. “No woman should suffer or even die just because symptoms weren’t taken seriously or illnesses were misdiagnosed,” demanded member of the state parliament and state women’s chairwoman Renate Heitz in a broadcast at a press conference on Wednesday.