Health problems of working women: A study of Gulbarga District
Dr. Shambhunath B
The problems of the working women are that they can’t give enough attention and care to their children and husband and look after their elders. They have to reserve and maintain their time to their office work as well as family work. While performing her duties in office, women face many of the problems including work overload, stress, anxiety, burn out, fatigue, sexual harassment from the superiors, feeling of insecurity due to lack of safety at work places, etc. Due to their biological weakness, they may face psychological problems and even physical health problems due to work overload. Further, during pregnancy and child birth, it is must for every women to take adequate rest, free from worries, nutritious food, etc. but due to their dual role, working women can’t even give enough attention to their health. Hence, compared to housewives, there are more health problems for working women. Working women even though are secured economically, there is lack of care and negligence of their health due to lack of time. Due to outside work, they have psychological problems such as anxiety, work overload, stress, burn out, fatigue, etc. During pre-natal period, even women can’t able to take adequate rest, nutritious food, free from worries, etc. due to their outside work. In this way, the health status of working women is neglected.