30 Women Health Issues That Will Shock You
I love topics on women health. I wouldn’t know if my interest in such stems from me being a woman myself, I just find women-related issues really interesting and worth researching (not that topics related to men aren’t interesting too, off course).
That being said, here are thirty amazing women health facts that will blow your mind:
Thirty Women Health Issues that will Amaze You
1.Every 90 seconds a woman dies trying to bring a child into the world (this is quite a sad one), that’s approximately 960 women losing their lives through childbirth daily.
2.A woman’s heart beats faster than a man’s. Women have a smaller heart who h would therefore need to beat faster to carry out the function of pumping out adequate blood around the body.
3.Heart diseases and cancer are two of the top causes of death for women and breast cancer is the most common cancer type women experience.
4.An estimated 12.5% of women will develop breast cancer during their lifetime, that’s 1 in 8 women so do well to carry out regular breasts examinations.
5.Tall women have twice the risk of developing cancer.
6.75 -80% of women wear the wrong bra size.
7.More women report experiencing migraine (about 17%) as against men’s 6%.
8.Women experience fewer heart attacks but are more likely to pass within a year from one.
9.Women are twice as likely to be depressed than men.
10.Your clitoris doesn’t stop growing; it grows throughout your lifetime.
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11.Eastern Europe is known to have the highest abortion rate.
12.Women spend an estimated 3,000 – 3500 days of their life menstruating.
13.An estimated 20 million women the world over experience one eating disorder or the other.
14.Women from Nigeria state, Nigeria are known to have the highest number of births as most have 7-8 births.
15.Women generally have a higher life expectancy and could live up to eight years longer.
16.An estimated 15 -70% of women the world over have experienced one form of sexual abuse or the other and usually at the hands of someone known and trusted.
17.An estimated 10-15 million adolescent girls become mothers yearly.
18.About 1,000 – 1,600 women and over 10,000 newborn lose their lives from complications daily.
19.Vesico Vagina Fistula (VVF) is a growing epidemic, especially in developing countries.
20.Their main cause of VVF in women is prolonged labour and is characterized by an inability to control urine or faeces.
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21.A fistula is treatable and if not managed or treated in time could lead to cancer.
22.There are 3,000 new cases of VVF in Kenya yearly and Nigeria is reported to have an estimated 500,000 cases.
23.Research has shown that women experience migraine more as an estimated 18% of women report experiencing this health discomfort as against the 6% of men who do.
24.Women are also more likely to fall into depression (about 50% more likely).
25.While heart disease is the leading cause of death in women, stroke ranks a close third.
26.One in seven women experience an unusually long bleeding during their period (lasting up to seven days).
27.Forty percent (40%) of all infertility cases is caused by the woman, another 40% by the man and the rest is said to be as a result of unexplained infertility.
28.Some of the most common risk factors of infertility in women include being 35 years and above, having unhealthy lifestyle habits like excessive drinking and smoking, infection left untreated and other health complications like endometriosis, PCOS, and irregular shaped womb, etc.
29.Bacterial vaginosis is the most common vagina infection women contact and increases your risks of coming down with other equally harmful STIs.
30.An estimated 50-75% of women experience post-partum depression after delivery, a women health condition which could take a while to go.