Women's Health - Guide to Women's Health Issues & "Female" Diseases

Women's health is defined as health issues specific to the female anatomy, often related to the female genitalia and breasts or to conditions caused by hormones specific to, or most notable in, women. Women's health issues include menstruation and pre-menstrual problems; menopause and post menopause issues; breast, uterine and cervical cancers, other "female" diseases such as osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, ovarian cysts, vaginal infections and STDs.

Besides these ailments, women's health is an issue which has been much debated, especially where reproductive health is concerned. In some countries many have campaigned for the right to legal and safe abortion, arguing that it is a health rather than a moral issue. In countries where contraception is difficult to access, campaigns for readily available contraception are conducted on the same lines. Conversely, there have also been campaigns against potentially dangerous forms of contraception such as defective IUDs.

The woman, as child-bearer, has always been the nurturer, often taking care of every family member except themselves. In modern times, she has also taken on the role of income earner, and runs the danger of wearing herself out combining her roles as super-mom, super-wife, super-executive, super-cook, super-chauffeur and perfect housewife – all in all the perfect woman, thus compromising on her health.

To make matters worse, a recent survey by the National Women's Health Resource Center, US highlights another troubling aspect of the current financial crisis: many women have failed to seek health care for themselves or their families to save money. Findings also indicate that many women say their health has gotten worse over the past five years and that the primary cause women cite for this decline is stress.

We hope this simple guide for Women’s Health will help you get a better understanding of a variety of issues from common health problems faced by women and simple steps you can take to prevent them; physical wellness and fitness to beauty, to a healthy diet and nutrition for you and your family. Please explore our site.

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