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Her Health, Her Terms: Shifting Dialogues this International Women’s Day

Things Women Are Tired of Hearing About Their Health

As we approach International Women’s Day, it’s time to shine a light on the phrases and stereotypes that women are tired of hearing about their health. Women face a barrage of comments and expectations that can impact their physical and mental well-being. Let’s delve into these phrases and learn to address the real concerns which are getting overlooked in women’s health.

“Hey, have you gained weight?”

The pressure to look like a perfect 10 at all times has led to an epidemic of self-doubt and insecurity. According to a survey carried out by the National Eating Disorders Association, approximately 91% of women surveyed admitted to dieting to control their weight, with body dissatisfaction being prevalent across different age groups. And alarmingly high among teens and young adults. 


Bloating is another common concern among women, often linked to hormonal fluctuations, digestive issues, or dietary choices. Hormonal imbalance, whether due to conditions like polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) or menopause, can also contribute to weight gain and bloating. 

Following fad diets at any age can be detrimental to your body’s fitness, depriving women of the essential proteins and nutrients of a balanced diet. Instead, address the real concerns behind the weight problems and get a customised diet plan from a nutritionist who will address the real health issues with science and compassion, rather than judgement.

Weight gain is not a measure of worth, so instead of focusing on numbers on a scale, let’s talk about feeling strong, confident, and healthy from the inside out. 

“Are you PMSing?”

Yes, women experience hormonal fluctuations, but that doesn’t make their feelings any less valid. Period problems are more than just a monthly inconvenience. Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is actually not one but a group of symptoms. Over 90% of women experience some form of premenstrual symptoms, ranging from mood swings to physical discomfort, including bloating, constipation, headaches, lethargy, etc.  


Regular exercise and stress management techniques like yoga or meditation can help alleviate PMS symptoms. From cramps to cravings, women navigate through it all like warriors. And let’s not forget about stress and work-life balance, because balancing it all deserves a round of applause, not an eye roll. 

“Women are so delicate!”

Delicate? Please. Women are out here crushing high-energy jobs, raising families, and conquering the world one day at a time. Many women juggle high-energy and stress-filled jobs while simultaneously navigating the demands of motherhood. Joining work while breastfeeding is a testament to women’s resilience and determination, challenging the notion that they are fragile or weak.

Dealing with hair loss, weaker bones, and knees? Women handle it with grace and a radiant smile. Regular exercise, including strength training, and a balanced diet rich in calcium and vitamin D, can help maintain bone health and prevent osteoporosis.

Fitness is another area where women often face stereotypes and expectations. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only 20.4% of women meet the recommended guidelines for aerobic and muscle-strengthening activities. Encouraging women to prioritise their fitness goals and find activities they enjoy can promote long-term health and well-being.


Cancer screening and regular check-ups are essential for women of all ages, yet many may hesitate due to fear or misconceptions. According to experts, early detection through regular screenings can significantly improve outcomes for breast, cervical, and colorectal cancers. Empowering women with accurate information about screening guidelines and the importance of preventive care is crucial for early detection and treatment.

“Your clock is ticking!”

The infamous ticking clock of societal expectations. But a woman’s worth is not determined by her relationship status or reproductive choices. According to a survey by the researchers of the International Institute for Population Studies for NFHS, it has been observed that the median age of a mother has declined by five years from 33 to 28 years in India. 


The primary reason that drives this phrase is rooted in the real problems of infertility that women above 35 years tend to experience. However, fertility issues can affect women at any age, with factors like age, genetics, and lifestyle playing significant roles.

Egg preservation, also known as oocyte cryopreservation, offers women the option to preserve their fertility for the future. While it’s essential to raise awareness about reproductive health options, it’s equally important to respect each woman’s individual choices and timelines.

Having said that, natural transitions like perimenopause and menopause are often stigmatised or dismissed in similar parlance. Symptoms like hot flashes, mood swings, and vaginal dryness can impact a woman’s quality of life, but they are manageable with the right support and resources.

Whether single, married, or somewhere in between, women today are living life on their own terms. From exploring fertility options to getting regular health check-ups a wise woman is always at the top of her game. 

“Women should not smoke or drink!”

These vices are not gender-specific. Health warnings apply to everyone. But yes, let’s talk about the impact of smoking and drinking on fertility and overall health. Spoiler alert: it’s not pretty.

While the health risks of smoking and excessive drinking are well-documented, these warnings should apply to everyone, regardless of gender. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), tobacco use is a leading cause of preventable death globally, with smoking-related diseases claiming over 8 million lives annually.


“Maybe you should do something to your face.”

Scars are often left behind due to some trauma or hurt. Then there are skin conditions or injuries that often leave behind imperfections. Some women are subjected to unwanted prejudice due to slight imperfections. These can also be something as natural as wrinkles and age lines. 

Dermatological issues like premature ageing or scars can be treated with cosmetic surgeries. Scars can be removed and trauma imperfections can also be permanently repaired with the help of plastic surgery. Always ensure you seek an experienced plastic surgeon for these treatments. 

Women deserve to prioritise their health and well-being without fear of judgement or criticism. By taking control of their health journey and advocating for their needs, women can break free from the limitations imposed by others and embrace a life of vitality and empowerment. 

  • Start with a balanced diet, regular exercise and 6-8 glasses of water.
  • Make changes to your lifestyle and switch towards healthy habits.
  • Visit your gynaecologist to ensure there is no build-up of free radicals
  • Get regular cancer screening for breast & cervical cancer. 
  • Don’t stress about what people have to say. Do what makes you happy!  

Let’s celebrate womanhood by championing women’s health and amplifying their voices in the quest for equality and wellness. Take the first step to good health by scheduling a full body check-up here.

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