At HealthyWomen, it's our mission to educate and empower women so they can make informed decisions about their health care. Our everyday mission aligns with the rest of the world each year in May during National Women's Health Month.
This year, we took the opportunity to ask our readers some questions to make sure we're giving our audience what they want — and that we continue to do so.
What do you want to know?
We're so happy to find out that 65% of our audience considers themselves healthy.
Time and money: Barriers to care
When asked what your biggest health challenge is, almost 40% of you indicated that it's finding time to care for yourself. It's like the age-old oxygen mask analogy. You have to take care of yourself so you can properly take care of everyone else. Don't forget that self-care isn't a luxury — it's a necessity.
The second biggest challenge was being able to afford health care. This is a big problem, and it's why we work so hard to expose disparities in health care. No one should have to sacrifice their health because of financial concerns.
You guys are smart
30% of you knew that you should start thinking about your brain health in your twenties. It's never too late — but it's never too early, either!
A trusted resource
When it comes to health concerns, 42% of you are turning to the internet even before your healthcare providers (35%). While we always recommend that you consult a healthcare provider about health issues, we recognize that turning to online sources is also a huge part of the process.
That's why it's so important that you can find reliable information you can count on — and that's why all of our content at HealthyWomen is credible, unbiased and fact-based.
We really appreciate you taking the time to let us know what's on your mind. Now that we've got the scoop, we'll use all this great info to keep creating content that's relevant and useful. Until we meet again …