Women’s Health

Women's health refers to the branch of medicine and healthcare that focuses on the unique health needs and concerns of women. It encompasses a wide range of physical, mental, and social well-being issues that specifically affect women throughout their lives.

It’s important for women to be informed about their specific health needs and to have regular discussions with our healthcare providers at Singleton Medical Centre to address any concerns or questions.

A proactive approach to women’s health can help maintain a high quality of life and prevent or manage health conditions effectively.

Learn more about key aspects of women’s health include:

Reproductive Health

This covers topics related to the female reproductive system, including menstruation, pregnancy, contraception, and menopause.

Maternal Health

Maternal health pertains to the well-being of pregnant women and new mothers. It includes prenatal care, labour and delivery, and postpartum care.

Breast Health

This involves breast cancer screening, breast self-exams, and mammograms to detect and prevent breast cancer.

Bone Health

Women are more susceptible to osteoporosis and bone fractures, so bone health is important. Diet, exercise, and supplements are often part of managing this.

Cardiovascular Health

Heart disease is a leading cause of death for women. Women’s cardiovascular health includes managing risk factors, like high blood pressure and cholesterol, and adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle.

Mental Health

Mental health issues, such as depression and anxiety, affect women more frequently than men.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

This encompasses topics like sexual health education, family planning, and sexually transmitted infection (STI) prevention.

Cancer Screening

Regular screenings, like Pap smears and mammograms, are critical for early detection and prevention of cervical and breast cancer.

Hormone-Related Conditions

Women experience hormone-related conditions, such as polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and endometriosis, which require specialised care.

Nutrition and Exercise

A healthy diet and regular physical activity are vital for maintaining overall health, as well as managing conditions like obesity and diabetes.

Aging and Menopause

As women age, they may experience menopause and age-related health concerns. Managing the symptoms of menopause and staying active in later years are important aspects of women’s health.