PCOS may affect the woman’s fertility. However, there are other conditions that might make it difficult for a woman to conceive. These include:
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that can be contracted by engaging in sexual activity with someone who is infected. They are caused by bacteria, parasites, and viruses with about over 20 different types.
Although many STDs affect men and women, the health issues they cause are often more severe in women. If a pregnant woman gets it, the baby may suffer serious health consequences.
Anxiety and Depression
Women, according to research, are more likely than men to suffer from anxiety, depression, and somatic complaints as a result of natural hormonal changes.
For instance, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), which is common in women, may present with irritability or depression. Also, many mothers experience “baby blues” or postpartum depression shortly after giving birth. Meanwhile, perimenopause, or the transition into menopause, can also result in mental health concerns.
Depression is a common mental health problem for women, and it can alarmingly lead to suicide. Therefore, it is critical to raise awareness for mental health issues among women and give them the confidence to seek help.
Women face a variety of health issues and conditions, ranging from prenatal and hormonal changes to gynecological conditions and cancer. Hence, part of celebrating women is giving them the knowledge of the common health issues so they can be better prepared to prevent or overcome them.
Learn more about Women’s Health here.