Micro & Macro Acts in Tackling Inequality in Women’s Healthcare

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Recently the Institute of Metabolism & Systems Research (IMSR) hosted a webinar marking International Women’s Day. As a highly prevalent (1 in 10 women worldwide) and often misunderstood condition, we chose polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as our lens for this broader discussion.

IMSR has a strong research portfolio in women’s health and Professor Wiebke Arlt, the Institute’s Director, is also the lead investigator on a major Wellcome Trust funded research project called DAISy-PCOS. Furthermore, Professor Arlt and her team have, over the past year, been working on a unique public engagement programme to build leadership and advocacy skills in approximately 30 young women with PCOS. Several of the ‘DAISy-PCOS Leaders’ therefore also joined the event to share their lived experience perspectives on the links between health inequality and PCOS.

Rewatch the event below & read a special blog post written about the event for The Institute for Global Innovation, where you can also join in the conversation by contributing your own thoughts in the healthcare inequality discussion board.