What is the most common health fear for young females?
Health complaints vary from age to age. What worries young females most is different from concerns of middle aged women. Women in different in different ages would have their own health fear.
According to a survey of the health worries in young females, it showed that most of them told infertility was the chief among their concerns.
Safeguarding fertility is very important and worthy of consideration: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there are about 11 percent of young women will experience problems trying to get pregnant or carrying a baby,
Doctors aren't worried about this issue in young women particularly, adding to the frustration some may feel. But according to Dr. Cheryl Iglesia, who specializes in pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery, this lower level of concern is based on public health data that shows what types of illness and injury tend to bring young women to the doctor -- and they typically aren't reproductive in nature.
"Up to 35, we’re really thinking more about injuries from driving, motor vehicle accidents, skin exposure and then depression, suicide, tobacco and alcohol use," she said. That doesn't mean you shouldn't be thoughtful about reproductive health and, in fact, there's a lot you can do in your twenties to keep healthy in this regard.
Preventing sexually transmitted infections is one important way in which young women can focus on their fertility, according to Iglesia. "Although you are using birth control pill, the only thing that really prevents infections is having protected sex," she said. "You want to prevent a lower genital tract infection such as pelvic inflammatory disease that can then lead to the tubes and the ovaries scarring and may contribute to future infertility."
Gonorrhea and are the most cn causes of pelvic inflammatory disease, and every year about 1 million women would infect them. Unless you are in a mutually monogamous relationship and both partners have been tested for STIs, condoms also must be used. "Seldom of propel realize that," Iglesia said.
Along with protecting future fertility, safeguarding against unwanted pregnancy should be on the list for women in their 20s who don't want children. Many women don't realize how many options they have for contraceptive methods, including the long-acting reversible methods like the intrauterine device and implant contraceptive. Though twice as many women use birth control pills than use long-acting methods, a recent New York Times report showed that when effectiveness rates were controlled for human error, or what's known as "typical use" among clinicians, the birth control pill's effectiveness dropped to 68 percent -- compared to 96 percent effectiveness for IUDs.
If you develop a fertility condition
For women with fertility conditions not being able to get pregnant, caused by polycystic ovary syndrome or endometriosis is a legitimate concern.
About 10% of women have PCOS, in PCOS ovaries become enlarged and develop small cysts inside them, which lead by a hormonal disorder. The cysts would let menstrual cycle disorder, making ovulation, and pregnancy, more difficult.
Up to 10 percent of reproductive-age women are affected by endometriosis. It is a condition where uterine tissue grows outside the uterus,
Dr. Carolyn Alexander of the Southern California Reproductive Center, who also recommends low-dose birth control for endometriosis, said "What has always seemed to help [women with PCOS] is getting their periods regularly with or without a low-dose birth control pill."
"By keeping the menstrual cycle regular, the tendency is that when they are ready to try to get pregnant, it’s a little bit easier to help them than women who skip their periods for months on end."