ASHA recognizes each May as Women’s Health Month. It officially kicks off this year on May 10 with National Women’s Health Week, an annual observance led by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. ASHA will spotlight women’s health throughout the month of May with new content, a social media campaign, podcasts, and more. Check back here throughout the month to see what’s new. The goal is to empower women to make their health a priority and help women understand what steps they can take to improve their health.
Women are often in charge of taking care of the health of their families, and sometimes they overlook their own health needs while taking care of others. Women’s Health Month in May gives us a chance to connect with women everywhere to share health resources and tips. We need to take care of the women who do so much to take care of all of us!
- The human body is exquisite, complex, and YOURS! Get to know it, inside and out.
- It’s all about balance. In a healthy vagina, there is a balance among many kinds of bacteria. If the balance is upset, infections like bacterial vaginosis (BV) can develop. We have tips on keeping your vagina healthy. Also listen to our podcast on what you need to know about BV.
- There’s so much to discuss with a partner. Pleasure, fantasies, and safer sex. Also the crucial importance of consent, respect, and establishing boundaries. Our guides help you get the conversation started and offer resources if you need help.
- Learn more about dealing with sexual difficulties. Sexual health issues—including vaginal dryness, itching, and pain during sex—affect many postmenopausal women. But the subject can be hard to bring up, both with partners and healthcareproviders. Watch the video above and learn more about sexual problems and what can be done about them.
Just because you’re self-isolating doesn’t mean give up on pleasure! Learn more about sex in the time of COVID-19 including the fact that masturbation is safe, healthy, and fun.