While we are all human beings, men and women face many different
challenges when it comes to their health. The topic of women’s health
seems to be ever expanding, as new drugs, tests, and diseases all come
to light. Of course, perhaps the most common form of women’s health is
the reproductive aspect which covers things such as fertilization,
pregnancy, and childbirth. Other things like menstruation and
menopause are also important parts of women’s health. The topic of
menopause has just recently become a popular one in recent decades.
Today, there are medicines available that can help older women cope
with this time in their lives that was not available many years ago.
Of course birth control is another important part of women’s health as
well. This has been a subject of much controversy, but it still has a
great impact on women all over the world. The right to choose birth
control is something that some religions and political groups may feel
strongly against, while others think it is a woman’s right.
Women’s health is something that many doctors are now specializing in.
Since women are much different from men biologically, it’s important to
have good, knowledgeable doctors available who can treat and speak to
women on an individual basis. There are many different things that
could fall under the spectrum of women’s health but some of the basics
problems that women encounter include infertility, cervical and/or
breast cancer, and bladder infections. There are many different
surgical procedures that are performed specifically for women including
a hysterectomy, abortion, tubal ligation (getting your “tubes tied”),
and several others. As you can see, women’s health requires special
treatment and a vast knowledge of the various aspects that pertain only
to women. Armed with this knowledge, women can also be good stewards
of their own health as well.