Helpful Facts on Feminine Health

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What No One Is Talking About (But Should Be) in Women’s Healthcare

You might consider yourself pretty well informed when it comes to women’s health. After all, you’re a woman! What’s there to learn that you haven’t already cramped, cried, and powered your way through? The answers might surprise you. Here are a few of Oohvie’s favorite women’s health facts to help you on your way to a healthier you.
  • More than 10 million women a year suffer from heavy menstrual bleeding. Oftentimes, a blood disorder is the root culprit.
  • Your gut is gender-sensitive. IBS affects twice as many women as men — a number that is actually higher when you take into account the GI issues women face when pregnant.
  • Your uterus may be delicate, but it’s mighty. The average contraction has 1,938kg of pressure behind it — that’s more than a hydraulic engine!
  • Next time you’re at the gym, really go for it. Women have amazing stamina. Studies show a woman’s metabolism is more efficient, making for 75% more stamina than men.
  • Pregnancy is more dangerous than you think. About 30 out of 100,000 women experience a stroke while giving birth.
  • Do you use tampons? Limit your risk of toxic shock syndrome by staying away from the super absorbent variety.
  • Careful with repetitive motion, especially in your hands and wrists. Women are twice as likely to experience Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
  • Be careful what you wear this summer. Yeast infections run wild in the warmer months. Wear breathable clothing and undergarments to limit your risk of infection.
  • HPV has over 14 million new cases each year, proven to cause 70% of cervical cancers.
  • It’s normal for your breasts to “not match.” Unless you’ve had a boob job, chances are you’re an asymmetrical wonder, just like the rest of us.

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