When it comes to preventive healthcare, statistics show that women are more likely than men to see a healthcare provider for regular exams and screenings. That’s a good thing. But, if you’re a woman, do you know what preventive healthcare you need?
The best plan of action is to get a well-woman visit each year. During your visit, your healthcare provider may talk with you about ways to stay healthy like counseling about healthy eating and exercise, sexual and mental health, injury prevention, misuse of drugs and alcohol, and help to quit smoking. You may also have certain screenings and tests.
Screenings and Tests for Women
There are several screenings and tests that could benefit most women:
General Adult Preventive Healthcare
In addition to those specific to women, you may also get preventive healthcare screenings and tests that are beneficial for all adults:
Learn more about the preventive healthcare women should receive by visiting Healthfinder.gov.
Please note: The information presented here is based on averages, so if you have a family history of a specific disease, or there are other factors that put you at higher risk, you should see your doctor more frequently to check for these conditions.
The recommendations in this article are not a replacement for your doctor’s advice. They are intended only as general guidelines for preventive care. Please consider the information presented here, but make sure to talk to your doctor about screenings and exams you may need now and on a regular basis, depending on your current health, family history and other individual factors.