discuss a cultural variant as is relates to women's health.
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Subject: Midwifery and Women's Health
Cultural Variant In Relation To Women's Health Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Cultural Variant In Relation To Women's Health Student’s Name Institutional Affiliation Cultural Variant In Relation To Women's Health Social and cultural conditions affect the health of women. The importance attributed to women's health has been a global concern for many years. Certain social standards and cultural practices have made women vulnerable. Primarily, this is because women's health and well-being are not valued. Over the last five years, these vulnerabilities have been created by patriarchal cultural privilege, societal pressures, and ideologies surrounding family honor. Traditions and social standards for women have led to serious global health problems that continue to burden the healthcare system. In particular, genital mutilation, eating disorders, and gavage have increased the number of preventable diseases and the death of women. Today, diversity in society is even more complicated. The present civilization results from many different views competing with each other. Consequently, many cultures violate fundamental human rights. Women are particularly affected by these cultures and traditions in ways that have a negative impact on their health. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia have become a common mental illness among young women in North America over the past five years. The eating disorders associated with these diseases are driven primarily by ideologies of beauty that are often portrayed in the media. Anorexia nervosa reflects a consistent desire to become thin through excessive physical activity and the abuse of supplements (Eli, 2015). Bulimia reflects frequent episodes of overeating, followed by countermeasures including purging (Eli, 2015). In America, the notion of beauty portrayed in the media focuses on weight, size, and appearance. The idea of beauty has changed from a curvy to a lean body type that many women natur