At what age can health issues occur in women?

Kathy Snider
Neonatal Nursing

When considering when health issues can occur in women, it is important to define "woman." We tend to think of women as adult females. This means that a young woman who has reached puberty is entering womanhood. Therefore, it stands to reason that a young woman can have health issues.

The most common health issues that women seek care for include the following: problems with their menstrual cycles; contraception, abortion; anorexia, anemia; pre-conception counseling; infertility; pregnancy (low and high risk); sexually transmitted infections; cancers of the reproductive system and breast; perimenopause; menopause; sexuality issues; sexual dysfunction; gender concerns; abuse; heart disease and many other chronic health issues such as diabetes, fibromyalgia, lupus, etc. Any of these health issues can occur at any time in an adult woman's life.

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