WOMEN’S HEALTH: MIDDLE CLASS HOME MAKERS-VOICES AND CONCERNS IN URBAN BANGALORE CITY

  • S.P. Srimathi UGC – Centre for Women’s Studies and Department of Women’s Studies, NMKRV College, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Abstract

The slogan “healthy women healthy world’ embodies the fact that as custodians of family health, women play a critical role in maintaining health and wellbeing of their families and communities but very little attention is paid to their health care thus leading to wide disparities in access to medical care. Their economic instability, lack of awareness, gendered sex role, high cost of medical expenses, lack of government initiatives, all these plays a crucial role in women not seeking to health care,  especially the Home Makers. The paperaims for a health care planning and policies for home maker’s health issues by creating awareness among the public, civil and specially women, to ensure that women’s health is not addressed merely on biological issue but also as a gender issues.   Government role and responsibility and medical practioners and multinational companies to become more responsible stake holders for women’s wellbeing.  Incorporating the Feministmethodological guidelines the Sampling size will be 1000 urban middle class women in age group 25-60 yearsvarying in their educational qualification, designation and marital status in Bangalore.  Descriptive, experiential, exploratory methods, data collection, primary and secondary tools through observation and also interview schedules methods are used.  Statistics analyses and Graphical representation of data is incorporated

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[https://www.huffingtonpost.in/epsyclinic/lets-talk-about-the-invisible-pain-of-homemakers-this-world-hea_a_22023640/]

Published
2018-05-31
How to Cite
Srimathi, S. (2018). WOMEN’S HEALTH: MIDDLE CLASS HOME MAKERS-VOICES AND CONCERNS IN URBAN BANGALORE CITY. Proceedings of the International Conference on Future of Women, 1(1), 48-56. https://doi.org/10.17501/icfow.2018.1106