Bircat Ha-Gomel for women

Q: I was ill in the hospital. As a woman, am I obligated to recite Bircat Ha-Gomel?
A: One who is laid-up in bed because of an illness is required to recite Bircat Ha-Gomel since the illness could lead to other complications. When men recite it, they do so when receiving an aliyah to the Torah. What should women do? There are three possibilities: 1. At some opportunity, like at a class, when there are ten men, she should recite it. 2. Someone should tell the Gabbai, he asks for quiet and she recites it from the women's section in shul. 3. Some women do not recite it because of the complications surrounding the issue of modesty.