Women's Health

Though many health topics matter to both women and men, as a woman you have a unique set of concerns and health care issues that will change throughout your life. As you age from your teen years to middle age and beyond, the questions you have about your health will change too.

We have provided topics and tools that are important to you as a woman, and address your specific questions and needs. We have covered subjects like mental and physical health, and topics to get you thinking about maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

Featured Topics

Breast Problems

Learn about breast problems, screening techniques, prevention and symptoms to look out for.

Cluster Headaches

Cluster Headaches are severe, one-sided headaches that happen in groups, also known as clusters. Learn more about managing cluster headaches.

Domestic Violence

Domestic violence is abuse that occurs in a close relationship such as marriage, dating or family. Learn more about domestic violence and signs of abuse.

Feeling Depressed

Depression is a health concern common to many British Columbians. Find out more about depression symptoms and what can increase your risk of depression.

Heart Healthy Eating

What you eat is important to your heart health. Learn how the foods you eat can make a positive difference.


Although osteoporosis can affect women at any time in their lives, there are many ways to help prevent or slow down this disease. Learn more about osteoporosis and how you can prevent and treat it.

Urinary Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is the accidental leakage of urine. Learn more about causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.

Women and Coronary Artery Disease

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in British Columbian women. Learn more about what causes heart disease and what you can do to manage it.

The full list of Women's Health Topics.

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This section brings together topics and resources that expectant mothers and their partners can use to guide them through pregnancy and childbirth.

In this section you will find more information and topics about sexual and reproductive health.

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