Women’s Health Policy in the United States: An American College of Physicians Position Paper

Annals of Internal Medicine
19 June 2018 Vol: 168, Issue 12
http://annals.org/aim/issue

Position Papers |19 June 2018
Women’s Health Policy in the United States: An American College of Physicians Position Paper
Hilary Daniel, BS; Shari M. Erickson, MPH; Sue S. Bornstein, MD; for the Health and Public Policy Committee of the American College of Physicians *
Abstract
In this position paper, the American College of Physicians (ACP) examines the challenges women face in the U.S. health care system across their lifespans, including access to care; sex- and gender-specific health issues; variation in health outcomes compared with men; underrepresentation in research studies; and public policies that affect women, their families, and society. ACP puts forward several recommendations focused on policies that will improve the health outcomes of women and ensure a health care system that supports the needs of women and their families over the course of their lifespans.