Reproductive health is of concern for both men and women but it requires much attention in the case of a woman because she is more critical to many diseases and this could even lead to her death many a times. The women reproductive health is very sensitive and reacts to very minor hormonal imbalances. So being a woman, you should be well aware of the functioning of your reproductive system. You should also go for regular pap smears (check up) during your reproductive years for a good reproductive health. At the same time you should be aware of diseases caused due to unsafe sex practices and contraception methods.
Understanding your reproductive system:
The more you know about your reproductive system, the better would be your situation to make decision to prevent or increase your pregnancy. Your reproductive health is more than your menstrual cycle. Each month, your body goes through natural body and hormonal changes. Therefore, the process of fertilization of ova with the sperm takes place leading to pregnancy. When the released egg doesn’t get fertilized while passing from the fallopian tubes towards the uterus, it sheds in the form of menstrual cycle. In this way you can make a chart of your ovulation and menstrual process to decide pregnancy.
Visit your health provider for pap smears:
You should always be conscious for your reproductive health and visit your health provider for proper papanicolaou smear check ups which is done to access cervix (an opening above vagina and below uterus) health. You might think that this test is not of much important but it will let you know about cervical cancer that could be treated in its early stages.
Proper use of tampons and contraceptive methods:
If you are a regular user of contraceptive methods such as pills and tampons you should take appropriate care of. This is because uses of tampons often lead to toxic shock syndrome. Toxic shock syndrome is a type of blood poisoning that makes a person ill in a very short span of time. Women experience this disease at the time of their menstrual cycle in the form of high fever, chills, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, rashes, peeling of skin, blood shot eyes, sudden down blood pressure and organ failure.