Women's health at any age

On an average day, so many things seem more urgent than taking care of your health. Your job, your family, your relationships. Shopping for groceries, paying bills, attending school recitals, running errands, staying in touch with friends and relatives, doing chores, taking care of pets. The list can seem endless. The same is true for women in every profession, in every part of the country, of every race and ethnicity, of every faith, in every family structure.

All of those activities are important. But so are you! Beyond all your responsibilities to others is your responsibility to yourself. You must take an active role in your health. You are important. You matter. You are worthy of your own care. If you haven't yet taken that first step to better health, or are uncertain where to start, why not begin your journey now?

Below you will find health tips and in-depth information about health issues aimed directly at you and where you are in your life phase. Each section contains information about nutrition, physical activity, sexual health, mental health and links for more information. Just click on the section that represents your age group:

Remember that everyone is different; you may experience health changes or concerns at different times than other women your age. If you can’t find the information you need within your age group, please check out other women’s health sections or contact your health care provider.

Additional information about women's health can be found at the Office of Women's Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Resources website:

Revised: May 12, 2015

This web site is designed for informational use only; it is not designed to give advice, diagnose, cure or treat any medical condition you may have. If you have any questions about your health, please contact your health care provider.