National Women’s Health month kicks off with Women’s Health week on May 10th. Along with many feminine celebrations during the month of May, there are also important sets of conversations we must have regarding the implications of Women’s Health. Every woman is different, therefore ideal health will vary greatly across cultures and backgrounds. However, there are general health features that are crucial for women of all backgrounds to grasp.
As we have touched on many times at DeeCilla, women have a tendency to prioritize the health and well-being of those around them, often resulting in the deterioration of their own health. It is for this reason we would like to remind women of the importance of putting their health first. This often begins with recognizing your health as a significant factor in your overall well-being , including your state of mind.
Getting women access to the health resources they need is at the top of DeeCilla´s priorities. It can be hard to find the time to connect with health professionals, but rest assured through organization networking it can be done. With that being said, it is important to remember all women have various needs and must be cared for with intersectionality in mind. More specifically, it is common that the health of black women is often swept under the rug and not taken as seriously. One way we can all combat this issue is to spread awareness as we constantly do.
While it is incredibly important to spread awareness for such issues to be addressed, new ideals must be put into practice to promote the wellbeing of all women. These efforts start with nonprofits like DeeCilla to start conversations and link women to better care. This is merely the first step in addressing a multifaceted topic of great importance. With the many struggles that women continue to face, we can at the very least provide hope to carry our goals toward success.
Meet The Author
Emily Falcon is a Cuban-American student studying pre-med at Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, FL. She is also an undergraduate Research Assistant for Gulf War Illness clinical trials at NSU’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.