Having a woman’s body is wonderful—but it isn’t easy. As women grow and age, it’s important to be aware of health issues and risks that are unique to women.
So much changes over a lifetime, from adolescence to the childbearing years, to menopause and beyond. Women start, and then stop, menstruating. They navigate pregnancy and childbirth and the joys and challenges of having children—or not. They may struggle with sexually transmitted infections, infertility, postpartum depression or pelvic floor disorders. Along the way, women must consider their risks for cancer and know when to be screened.