Women can be good talkers, but when it comes to women’s health, we often don’t take the time to ask questions, seek out credible information and work on a sound plan of action.
As a result, many women have many fears and unanswered questions regarding their health.
Women’s Health Survey
Earlier this year, the Jean Hailes for Women’s Health talked to thousands of women across Australia to find out their greatest health fears and concerns. The result: a comprehensive survey that offers unique insights into women across the nation. It’s the only one of its kind in Australia.
The survey found the top five health concerns for Australian women are:
- Weight management (23 per cent)
- Cancer (17 per cent)
- Mental and Emotional Health (15 per cent)
- Menopause (9 per cent)
- Chronic pain (8 per cent).
Women’s Health Week 2016
The survey is one of the largest national surveys in Australia with over 3,200 women and health professionals taking part. The unique insights gained through the survey have formed the basis for the annual Women’s Health Week, running from 5-9 September, 2016.
This is a week dedicated to all women across Australia, to focus on health, learn more and take action.
This year’s theme is Am I Normal?
It’s a question every woman asks at some stage of her life. During the five days of Women’s Health Week, topics will focus on:
- Monday: What’s normal?
- Tuesday: Body image – you are your own worst critic
- Wednesday: Healthy weight – know the three Ss
- Thursday: Mental health – what can you do?
- Friday: Let’s talk about sex
This free, online health event will provide practical tips, resources and tools, as well as motivating videos and health advice from the experts.
To be involved, simply head over to the Women’s Health Week website, and subscribe.
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Further information about the event can be found at Women’s Health Week.