Maintaining the quality of life and social activity of women in the post-reproductive period

В. В. Камінський, Ю. Г. Антипкін, Т. Ф Татарчук

Abstract


Taking into account the increase in the proportion of women in the post-reproductive age in society and the increase in the retirement age, it becomes necessary to preserve their professional and social activity. As of 2016, in the structure of the female population of Ukraine, women over 50 years are 46.7%, respectively, the number of women over 45 years is more than half. However, today the problems of women of post-reproductive age are paid insufficient attention both by society, and by the media and social organizations.

The issue of maintaining the life quality and social activity of women in the post-reproductive period was discussed on April 5, 2017 in Kiev at an expert council meeting in which leading experts in obstetrics and gynecology, cardiology, family medicine and oncology participated. As noted at the meeting, the relevance of this topic is primarily due to the deterioration of the life quality due to the cessation of ovarian function and the appearance of symptoms of menopause, along with an increase in the incidence of cardiovascular diseases, oncological pathology, and type II diabetes at post-reproductive age.

In this regard, at the meeting of the expert council it was proposed to implement the social and information project “Femininity of the future”, within the framework of which in the next 3 years (2017–2019) in 18 regions of Ukraine a number of measures aimed at preserving the life quality and social activity of women in the post-reproductive period. In particular, among them is the development of methods that reduce the risk of developing diseases, increase the level of knowledge of patients and doctors of different directions on modern approaches to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of menopausal disorders in women, a large-scale educational program on the preservation of life quality, social activity of women in the post-reproductive period and with respect to methods for reducing the risk of cardiovascular pathology, oncological diseases.


Keywords


menopause; life quality; prevention; project

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.18370/2309-4117.2017.36.9-12

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