Okezue Bell
80 min readFeb 26, 2021

This number represents half of our population.

This number represents all of the women in the world.

This number represents the catalysts who birthed you and I; the people who have allowed for the continuance of the human race.

Yet we neglect them.

But why? My reasoning is that it’s much easier (and cheaper) to force a universal standard instead of taking a specialized approach.

What follows is a recount of all of my learnings after countless hours of research on women’s health standards and clinical systems across the world, along with some thoughts on the future. This article started with one fundamental question:

What if a phone had the latest technology, but no screen? We would have this system of complexity but, no understanding of it superficially, or internally. We can’t take it apart, and we don’t understand what’s happening. This is how we treat female biology. As a male, I still feel inclined to recognize this inequity. If you’re a male too, keep reading. If you’re a female, keep reading.

As you mentally prepare yourself to dive deep through this simply explain, but still lengthy post, mentally prepare yourself, not only for a dissertation on the female health system, but also for a story, describing the journey of female acceptance, to female excellence, to now, what will be an epoch of something new for females, and our economic landscape.

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Female biology is probably one of the most interesting natural systems of our time. Not only is reproduction made possible through these systems, but so is mating and the continuance of the life cycle.

This is why I find the female biology so interesting, and so important. It’s literally 1/2 of the population that’s helping to build the future for 100% of the population. What an interesting system.

And of course, I’m referring to women, who are consistently overworked, under-appreciated, and underserved.

Okezue Bell

Social technologist with a passion for journalism and community outreach.