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EveryWoman Day

EveryWoman Day

From the menopause to endometriosis and heavy periods, women often struggle with gynaecology conditions and the symptoms that come with them. Read our article to learn about EveryWoman Day, the need for awareness and how to access our services for support, advice and treatment.

Awareness Day

Saturday 3 September 2022 sees EveryWoman Day. This day was created to raise awareness and share experiences about women’s health. EveryWoman Day proudly supports the hard work of two charities which are advocates for female health and wellbeing: Women’s Health Concern and Bladder Health UK.

Shocking survey results

A survey, ‘Women’s Health – Let’s talk about it’, was carried out by The Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) in March 2021. It informed the first government-led Women’s Health Strategy for England and highlighted how access to topics for women’s health is limited.

Out of nearly 100,000 respondents to the survey:

  • Less than 1 in 5 felt they had enough information on menstrual wellbeing
  • Less than 1 in 10 have enough information on the menopause and gynaecological conditions

A theme of ‘not being listened to’ became apparent in women’s responses and many said they felt their symptoms were not taken seriously or were dismissed upon first contact with GPs and other health professionals.

Where can you get advice, support and treatment?

At Benenden Hospital, we are continually seeking ways to support the women who come to our hospital as patients and those who work here too. Staff, patient or visitor, your health is a top priority.

Female Health Hub

Our female health hub provides easy to access, free information on a range of women’s health issues. Every woman deserves to feel supported with their health. The hub, aimed at women of all ages, acts as a point of reference to put you in control of your own health. It provides you with information on key areas of physical and mental wellbeing. No more feeling alone with your symptoms, now women can read about a variety of topics including: the signs and symptoms of the menopause, what is endometriosis, living with pelvic inflammatory disease and support for heavy and painful periods.

It also provides short videos from Benenden Hospital’s team of Consultant Gynaecologists, who offer advice and support on topical women’s health issues.

Private gynaecology treatments and surgery

In support of women’s health, we offer a range of private gynaecology surgery and services in a comfortable, discreet and reassuring environment in the heart of the Wealden countryside. From continence care and MonaLisa Touch® to ovarian cyst removal and hysterectomy, our Consultants and nurses are easy to talk to.

For details of pricing, view the private gynaecology section of our pricing page or contact our Private Patient Team on 01580 363158.

Get involved – share your story

If you’ve been inspired to share your experience to help other women who may be struggling with a similar female health problem, you can join in by sharing your story on their website. Visit the EveryWoman Day website.

Published on 03 September 2022