What is included in women’s health?
Women’s health is an important topic because women are presented with unique health issues. Some health issues that affect women and men can actually affect women differently. For example:
- Women are more likely to show signs of anxiety and depression than men
- Women are more likely to get urinary tract infections (UTIs)
- Women are more likely to pass away following a heart attack
- Osteoporosis and arthritis are known to affect women more than men
- The effects of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can be more serious among women than men
The most common medical concerns for women include menopause, pregnancy and conditions of the female organs. For a healthy pregnancy, early and regular prenatal care are extremely important. Screenings for breast cancer and cervical cancer are recommended, as are bone density tests for osteoporosis.
What does Jamison Family Medicine provide?
Routine gynecologic care can help to detect cancer and other medical conditions early on, before they become larger problems. A Pap test (or Pap smear) is a screening procedure for cervical cancer. Learn more here.
Implantable contraceptives, or birth control implants, are thin, small rods that are inserted into the body to prevent pregnancy. Once implanted in the arm, these contraceptives release hormones to protect you from pregnancy for several years.* Learn more here.
Intrauterine device (IUD)
An intrauterine device is a little T-shaped piece of plastic inserted into the uterus to provide birth control. There are multiple types of IUDs. Your healthcare provider can discuss risks and benefits with you at your appointment.
Schedule an appointment in Spokane, Washington
If you need to schedule a Pap smear or you’re interested in contraceptive management, give us a call at (509) 319-2430. You can also request your appointment online, using our website’s scheduling form. To learn more about our providers, click here.