Women's Health Summit Identifies Issues

Laramie, WY – Wyoming health experts and community leaders will gather this week for the first ever Wyoming women's health summit. The Wyoming health council's Carol Peterson says the point of the day-long summit is to share information about the state of Wyoming women's health in general, but also to examine some specific health problems facing the state's women. For younger women, Peterson says one concern is the growing number of cases of Chlamydia. And left untreated, Chlamydia can cause some serious health problems, including infertility. For older women, Peterson says breast and colo-rectal cancers pose a threat in the state. She says summit participants will also look at another major problem facing all Wyoming women: access to health care of all kinds.