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Chamber and committees

Motion ref. S6M-00369

Women’s Health

Submitted by: Maree Todd, Caithness, Sutherland and Ross, Scottish National Party.
Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Supported by: Kevin Stewart, Humza Yousaf
Current status: Taken in the Chamber on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Motions as amended

That the Parliament welcomes that the Scottish Government will publish a Women's Health Plan within the first 100 days of the current parliamentary session; notes that the plan will seek to improve support and services for the health and wellbeing needs of women and girls at every stage of their lives; believes that it is vital that health and care services for menopause, endometriosis and heart healthcare need to substantially improve; recognises that the causes of many healthcare issues facing women and girls are rooted in health and income inequalities, and that actions to address these are needed alongside the enhancement of services, and believes that, if a broad consensus on women's health can be realised, Scotland has the opportunity to become a global leader in this field; acknowledges that, historically, the health concerns of women have been too easily ignored or dismissed; deeply regrets the life-changing damage to women as the result of transvaginal mesh surgery; commends the Scottish Mesh Survivors group, which has determinedly fought to raise awareness of the dangers of mesh and prevent further women being injured by its use, and supports the asks of its Charter for Mesh Care, which is calling for funding to be immediately made available to cover the costs of mesh removal for women having to undergo private surgery.


Vote

Result 33 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Defeated


Original motion text

That the Parliament welcomes that the Scottish Government will publish a Women’s Health Plan within the first 100 days of the current parliamentary session; notes that the plan will seek to improve support and services for the health and wellbeing needs of women and girls at every stage of their lives; believes that it is vital that health and care services for menopause, endometriosis and heart healthcare need to substantially improve; recognises that the causes of many healthcare issues facing women and girls are rooted in health and income inequalities, and that actions to address these are needed alongside the enhancement of services, and believes that, if a broad consensus on women’s health can be realised, Scotland has the opportunity to become a global leader in this field.


Defeated amendments

Motion ref. S6M-00369.1

Women’s Health - Amendment

Submitted by: Annie Wells, Glasgow, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, Date lodged: Monday, June 14, 2021

Current status: Taken in the chamber on Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Result 33 for, 90 against, 0 abstained, 6 no vote Vote Defeated