When it comes to women’s health issues, knowledge is key! This is because many health issues that are common to both men and women can effect in ways that are vastly that how man are affected by these same diseases and disorders. Further, there are many health conditions that affect women primarily or more severely than men. For example, almost 12% of women in the United States are at risk for developing breast cancer during their lifetime whereas male breast cancer accounts for less than 1% of existing breast cancer cases. In another example, although heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US, women are more likely to die following a heart attack than men, and women are more likely than men to experience delays in emergency care and to have treatment to control their cholesterol levels. To help you effectively arm yourself with the the knowledge to keep you and your loved ones healthy and cared for, we’ve rounded up reliable women’s health resources for you!
WomensHealth.gov via the Office of Women’s Health
This website is incredibly robust, with pages on various diseases and disorders, reproductive health, and wellness and preventative health. The site also has printable guides on various health topics to use in educating yourself and sharing with others. The page is run by the Office of Women’s Health in the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and also has a help line you can call with your women’s health questions at 800-994-9662.
Women’s Health via the National Institutes of Health
This site is run by the National Institutes of Health as part of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and contains information about different health issues that affect women only of differently than men. The site also hosts many research studies on global women’s health issues as well as on specific disorders.
Women’s Health via MedlinePlus of the National Library of Medicine
This website, maintained by the National Library of Medicine, houses lots of valuable health information for women of all ages. The site includes the latest health news that affects women, easy-to-read PDF downloads on specific health issues as well as robust research articles, and specific health information for teenage girls and senior women.
Advancing Women’s Health and Safety via the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site hosts reliable information on health living, wellness, and preventative care, as well as research on the leading causes of death for women by year. The site also contains information on the prevention of violence against women and other global women’s health issues.