Women’s Health

Women’s health is a multifaceted and essential aspect of healthcare that encompasses the physical, emotional, and social well-being of women at every stage of life. From adolescence and pregnancy to menopause and beyond, addressing women’s health involves a comprehensive approach that considers the unique biological, hormonal, and social factors that impact their overall well-being. In this ever-evolving field, advancements in medical research, improved access to healthcare, and the empowerment of women themselves are reshaping the landscape of women’s health, fostering a greater understanding of their specific needs and promoting a healthier and more equitable future for all.

Can I be discriminated against in the workplace due to my pregnancy?

The Maternity Protection Acts provide legal protections for pregnant employees and new mothers, ensuring they receive certain rights and benefits during and after pregnancy.

Are there legal protections against gender-based healthcare discrimination?

Ireland has its own healthcare system and regulations governing gender-based healthcare discrimination and women’s health rights. Please contact one of our specialist solicitors for further advice in this area.

Is it legal to undergo gender-affirming treatments and surgeries?

Laws regarding gender-affirming treatments and surgeries vary by location and are evolving. Please consult with one of our legal experts who specialise in transgender healthcare rights for guidance.

What rights do I have regarding maternity leave and job protection?

Maternity leave and job protection are governed by laws and regulations, primarily the Maternity Protection Acts. These Acts provide maternity leave entitlements and job protection for pregnant employees in Ireland.

Can I seek legal action for medical malpractice related to women's health issues?

Yes, if you have suffered from medical malpractice in women’s health matters, you may have a legal basis for a case. Consulting a solicitor experienced in medical malpractice cases is advisable to evaluate your specific situation.

What legal recourse do I have in cases of sexual harassment or assault in healthcare settings?

In cases of sexual harassment or assault in healthcare settings, you may have legal options to pursue, including filing a complaint with the healthcare facility, and pursuing a civil case against the perpetrator. It’s essential to seek legal advice and support to understand the appropriate course of action in your specific situation.

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