Here you can learn about the health issues concerning women as well as relevant community resources for them.
Sexual and Reproductive Health
Women have different health concerns at different life stages. For example, younger women may have to prepare themselves for sex life and practice contraception, while adult women may need to know how to preserve their fertility and what to pay attention before and after giving birth.Information on sexual healthInformation on family planning and infertilityInformation on antenatal careInformation on postnatal careVaginal Infection
Breast cancer is the most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer deaths among women in Hong Kong. You should have regular checks on your breasts for any warning signs and symptoms. For women at higher risk of developing breast cancer, consult your doctor about the need for mammography screening.
The Family Health Service of the Department of Health (DH) offers screening mammography to women aged 50 or above at three Woman Health Centres. You can refer to the details from the links below.More on breast cancerReducing your risk of breast cancerBreast cancer and early detectionMore on Women Health Centres
Cervical cancer is also a common form of cancer among women. In its early stages, the tumor may not produce any noticeable symptoms but it can be detected through regular cervical smears. If left undiagnosed and untreated, it may metastasize and become a fatal disease.
As cervical cancer is associated with early sexual activity, once you have started your sex life, you should go in for a cervical screening regularly. The Cervical Screening Programme of the DH offers cervical screening service to women aged 25 or above who have ever had sexual intercourse.More on cervical cancerReducing your risk of cervical cancerMore on the Cervical Screening ProgrammeCervical Screening Phone Booking Service
Osteoporosis is a condition of reduced bone density with increased susceptibility to fractures. Since osteoporosis is associated with a reduction in oestrogen, women after menopause or oophorectomy are at higher risk. Increase your intake of calcium, a healthy diet and adequate exercise can help prevent the disease.More on osteoporosis
Menopause is the period where women no longer have their menstruation. During menopause, female hormones drop gradually, leading to infertility and certain physiological and psychological changes. Most women undergo their menopause in their 40s. The key to dealing with menopause is to stay positive and lead a healthy lifestyle.
The Menopause Service of the Family Planning Association of Hong Kong (FPAHK) provides integrated health services to women who are menopausal or perimenopausal, with a view to alleviating symptoms and preventing diseases associated with menopause.More on menopauseMore on dealing with menopauseTips for women on healthy lifestyleMore on Menopause Service
Going through womanhood can be a lot of stress. Stay positive and look out for warning signs of emotional problems such as insomnia, mood swings and depression.More tips on mental healthOther educational resources on mental healthMore on mood swings and postnatal mood disorders