With new gender roles, responsibilities, independent and liberated lives Indian women are struggling to create a niche for themselves. Society keeps on increasing its expectation without creating a more favourable environment for women and hence health issues are common with women.
Indian women have high mortality rates in childhood and reproductive years due to strong son preference and neglect of the daughter. She is looked upon as an economic burden due to dowry practice and her contribution to the family is often overlooked and belittled.
The health issues common to almost all women are: