Just for You - Women
Throughout their lives - as children, in middle adulthood and as seniors - women face life conditions and health issues specific to their biology and social circumstances. A full and healthy life for women involves emotional, social, cultural, spiritual and physical well-being.
For a list of resources about your health and the surrounding environment, food safety and consumer product safety, consult the Consumer Information page.
Breast cancer is a close second to lung cancer as the leading cancer killer of women in Canada. One in nine women will develop breast cancer over their lifetime.
The objective of mammography is to find cancers of the breast in the earliest possible stages of development.
- National Survey of Mammographic Facilities - 1997 report
A number or known and unknown health risks are associated with the use of breast implants.
Family Violence and Sexual Abuse
Women are more likely to be assaulted by someone they know.
- National Clearinghouse on Family Violence (resource web site)
- Women Abuse
- Impact of family violence on mental health - It's Your Health
- Mental Health - Coping with Stress
Smoking and Substance Abuse
Smoking affects women differently than it does men. Smoking among women is linked to lower fertility, cancer of the cervix, osteoporosis and menstrual and menopausal problems.
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