Experts are of the opinion that when it comes to the health of women, complaints change over the decades. The worries that we face with respect to our health being women at 25 years is very different as compared to the concerns at the age of 40. When women in 20s, were surveyed about their health concerns, most of them stated the following concerns:
Gynaecologists are of the opinion that protecting fertility is highly important and worthy of consideration at this age group. Reports state that nearly 11 percent of women will experience problems in their 20s, when they try to conceive. This is what the Center for Disease Control and Prevention states. However, doctors do not state infertility as a concern among the women in this age group.
Doctors further add that up to 35 years, women mostly seek their help because of injuries caused due to accidents, skin exposure and then they seek the help of doctors for bringing down alcohol and tobacco use, suicide thoughts and depression. But, this does not mean that women in their 20s should not have concern about their reproductive health. It is further added that women can do a lot of things when they are in this age group for improving their reproductive health.
One of the important methods women in this age group can follow to safeguard their fertility is to prevent STDs. They should be careful about preventing genital tract infections like Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases that can lead to scarring of the tubes and the ovaries, thereby leading to infertility in the future. It is found that Chlamydia and Gonorrhoea are the two most common causes of Pelvic Inflammatory Diseases and these infections are known to affect more than a million women each year.
Safeguarding against unwanted pregnancies:
This is also an important concern in the case of women in this age group. They should keep themselves informed about safe contraceptive methods. In addition, they should be aware of the alternative methods in the case of failure of the contraceptive methods. They can get regular checkups from their gynecologists and when the suggestions given by the health care provider is rightly followed, they can avoid unwanted pregnancies.
In the case of development of fertility conditions:
In the case of women with fertility conditions like PCOS and endometriosis, not being able to conceive is the most common and legitimate concern. For instance, PCOS is a hormonal disorder, wherein the ovaries enlarge and develop small cysts inside them, which in turn can disturb the menstrual cycle, thereby making pregnancy more difficult. When these problems are identified appropriate medical help should be obtained to enable pregnancy at the ideal age group, if a lady in this age group tries to get pregnant.
As a final word, even though reproductive health is not a concern for women in this age group, if they are not able to conceive, it is better to get medical tests before they reach their 30s.