Theramexs Tina Backhouse speaks on womens health show

Theramex's Tina Backhouse speaks on women's health show

 March 09, 2024

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Imagine a gender equal world. A world free of bias, stereotypes, and discrimination. A world that's diverse, equitable, and inclusive. A world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together, Theramex is committed to forging women's equality, believing that everyone can inspire inclusion.

To mark International Women's Day (IWD), Theramex partnered with ITN Business to produce a special news-style programme Women's Health: The Future We Deserve that focuses on the UK's gender health gap.

The film features Theramex General Manager for UK & Ireland, Tina Backhouse, who discusses how women across the UK may be experiencing inequities in their access to quality healthcare.

Across the UK, key factors contributing to inequalities in women's health include ethnicity, geography and socioeconomic status. Theramex is dedicated to supporting the health needs of women, advocating for those affected by health inequity, and addressing bias in healthcare settings.

Advocating for equity in women's healthcare


Women's Health: The Future We Deserve is an important programme hosted by television presenter and journalist, Louise Minchin [pictured above], that showcases key individuals, companies and organizations that are actively working to inspire inclusion of women's health needs and interests in femtech, workplace health, reproductive medicine, and more.

Improving health outcomes for women

Theramex inspire inclusion

Women's Health: The Future We Deserve features key players, including Theramex, who are actively working to challenge assumptions, positively address women’s health issues, close the gender health gap, and improve health outcomes for women.

"In the UK, when we talk about inequity of women's healthcare, we are looking at different things, and if we look around menopause specifically, a lot of work has been done in the last few years about improving knowledge and access to menopause care and HRT in the country. But we know that's not the case for all women. We know that women from certain ethnic groups, we know that women from certain social classes, and from certain postcodes in the UK don't all face the same access to menopause care, or indeed to HRT prescribing," says Tina.

Highlighting disparities in healthcare access

Women are more frequently misdiagnosed, frequently taken less seriously when presenting with symptoms, and are less frequently studied - and Theramex has conducted a report that identifies areas in the UK with the highest rates of limited healthcare access for women.

"What we have found, and we are publishing now, is that there are huge discrepancies in terms of where you live, in terms of access to Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT). There is discrepancy in terms of people living in socially deprived areas versus more affluent areas, but also within those areas, even in a more affluent area, women of ethnic backgrounds are less likely to be prescribed HRT products," explains Tina.

Given the inequalities faced by South Asian, black and ethnic minority women during the menopause, the report conducted by Theramex is vital in shedding light on the disparities, and advocating for improved healthcare access for all women.

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