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WOMEN'S Health Great Britain Menstruation, wellbeing, body confidence, sex, menopause and reproductive health – do we as a society feel comfortable discussing female health? While attitudes are more open, there is still a lot to be talked about. A recent survey carried out by IN Pharma Nord looked to break down the barriers and get an honest view of women's health in the UK. Aw General and physical health mwn Are we as a nation overlooking our general health? The choices we make have a direct impact on how we feel and the lifestyle we lead. Are you making the right ones? Medication 39% of women are taking regular medication 51% 64% of women of women aged between aged between 45 and 54 65 and 74 are reliant on regular are reliant on regular prescriptions prescriptions These two age groups display some of the highest figures for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, kidney problems, arthritis and cancer. Women aged 55-64: 64% of which have of which have take regular 70 medication 30% high blood 30% pressure arthritis Disability Out of the 11% of women who do consider themselves to have a disability 89% 37% were between the ages of 45 and 54 - the highest number of all groups of women do not consider themselves to have a disability Tobacco and alcohol 6% exceed the 12 1.80 recommended 14 units per week The average number of alcohol units 66% consumed by women per week of 25 - 34 year olds consume 5 - 10.5 units per week Very few participants have smoked tobacco products in the past six months: .which is lower than the national average of 17% In 2013 only 15% said yes when asked... 2013 2015 53% of smokers were aged 25-34 Exercise 45% of women get between 1 and 3 hours of exercise per week and 16% get less than 1 hour women aged 65-74 exercise the most: women aged 35-44 exercise the least: 3.43 hours 2.16 hours per week per week Across all age groups, the average time exercising is2.7 hours Wellbeing and Mental Health Managing mental health is one of the most successful ways to ensure good general wellbeing. Most people will come into contact with a mental health challenge in their lives and, by removing any associated stigma, we can treat it with an honest and open attitude. Дергезsion Statistically, depression is more common in women 61% of the women 1in 4 diagnosed with a mental health affliction women will highlighted require treatment at some point in their life, depression compared to 1 In 10 men 45-54 Women between these ages are the most highly affected Source : Anxiety and/or Panic Altacks Anxiety and panic attacks were the second most common disorders, with 42% of respondents experiencing them. Anxiety and panic attacks are most common in women aged... of the 45-54 18-25 making 23% overall up... sufferers Disorders 12% 5% have been have suffered dlagnosed with from personality seasonal affective disorders disorder (SAD) 33% of those aged 75 or older have been diagnosed with paranola 25% of which are aged 75 years or older Body dysmorphic disorder affects 29% of women from three age groups 18-24 25-34 35-44 Women of all ages have been mentally affected by their own perception of their physical appearance. 60% of women said their body type or weight had affected their wellbeing 42% of women sald they have or have had issues with their appearance 41% of women said their current or past employment had negatively affected their wellbeing 22% of women said a lack of desire had a negative impact on their wellbeing 36% 35% 37% 26% 25-34 25-34 25-34 55-64 Age group The death of a loved one is the main cause of distress for women aged 55-64 Sexual and reproductive health Sexuality is an integral part of being human. Maintaining your sexual and reproductive health contributes greatly to your overall wellbeing. Contraception 82% of the survey's respondents are sexually active. This includes women from every age category. Popular 70% The most of respondents highlighted it as their current popular contraception cholce is the combined pill or past method of birth control Condoms were the only other contraceptive that have been used by women across every age category. Infections Of the 13% of women who highlighted they had at one point been diagnosed with an STI: chlamydia 25-34 Is the most common age group to experience this condition was the most common infection across all age groups 25 to 34 year olds also had the highest rates of the following... HPV Genital warts Genital herpes 16 to 17 Is the only age group to have never experlenced thrush or another yeast Infection Sexual dysfunction When asked if they had suffered any sexual dysfunction, the most common of all was a loss of sex drive or desire 80% 28% of women of women had experienced this. It is most aged between 25 and 34 also sald a loss common in of desire had women aged been a problem 55 to 64 for them These results indicate that reduced sex drive is not age specific The second most common sexual dysfunction was... dyspareunia issues which makes sex Every age group had respondents painful due to vaginal dryness who reported experlencing this condition 42% It is most common in the age groups... of women suffer or have suffered this 45-54 55-64 Other conditions Other conditions highlighted include: 10% 4% 18% Vaginismus Sex addíction Inability to reach orgasm (A condition that causes pain that prevents penetrative sex) Many of these were experienced during following menopause, however. pregnancy A few women said that the following had caused problems with their sexual health.. One woman aged between 18 and 24 said her SSRIS had given her dyspareunia and reduced her sex drive Stress Medication 18-24 3544 This was also echoed by a woman in the 35-44 age group. Childbirth and pregnancy Childbirth is a magical time... ...but are British women open to talking about the negative effects it can have on their wellbeing? Children The most common number of children This response makes up given birth to 29% of the 70 results = 2 Pregnancy out of the 54% 10% of women admitted to having an unwanted pregnancy of women who have given birth. with women aged between... 6% 55 highlighted they had suffered responding with the and highest rate 64 with postnatal depression Abortion While a significant number of women chose not to answer if they had had an abortion or not 15% of women aged between 55 and 64 have had an abortion of our respondents have gone 8% through with a termination at some point in their life. All data taken from our survey date: 2015 Age Groups Surveyed * 16-17 years (3%) * 18-24 years (8%) * 25-34 years (31%) * 35-44 years (12%) * 45-54 years (18%) * 55-64 years (18%) * 65-74 years (8%) * 75 years + (2%)

Womens Health

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Menstruation, wellbeing, body confidence, sex, menopause and reproductive health — do we as a society feel comfortable discussing female health? While attitudes are more open, there is still a lot ...


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