HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
New survey reveals women's attitudes about feminine health

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. A recent survey conducted by Harris Interactive for the Vagisil Women's Health CenterSM reveals that a large number of today's American women are taking active roles in their own feminine health and hygiene. According to the national survey, nearly two thirds of women aged 18 and older (63 percent) report that they go to a gynecologist, and of those who go to a gynecologist, 61 percent say they "always" go for their annual exams.

However, the survey also reveals the lingering presence of old "hang-ups" when it comes to feminine health, with almost one in four women (23 percent) aged 18 and older who go to gynecologists admitting that they have not been completely honest about their feminine health habits with their gynecologists.

A level of embarrassment in discussing women's anatomy also exists, as the survey revealed that less than half (43 percent) of women indicating that they are completely comfortable discussing their genitals and using the word "vagina." Specific inhibitions include 15 percent of women who indicate that they can say the word around other women, but not when men are around, and 14 percent who indicate they would rather use another phrase to refer to it, such as "down there."

"The fact that many women are going to see their doctors, and doing so along the recommended guidelines, is a strong step in the right direction," says Adelaide Nardone, M.D., FACOG, Clinical Instructor of Ob/Gyn at the Brown University School of Medicine and Medical Advisor to the Vagisil Women's Health CenterSM. "However, there are still many women who need to start taking charge of their gynecological health, put the embarrassment aside and foster frank, open relationships and discussions with their doctors."

Younger women (29 percent of those aged 18-34) and single vs. married women (34 percent vs. 20 percent, respectively) are more likely to admit to not being completely honest with their doctors. The top five
'"/>

Contact: Kathryn Moschella
kmoschella@robinleedyassociates.com
914-241-0086
Robin Leedy & Assoicates, Inc.
5-Apr-2006


Page: 1 2 3 4

Related biology news :

1. New survey documents the headaches of computerized medicine
2. Satellite survey links tropical park fires with poverty and corruption
3. Plasma science decadal survey
4. Global survey of lizards reveals greater abundance of animals on islands than on mainland ecosystems
5. Rutgers survey examines public responses to the recent spinach recall
6. Americans support for embryonic stem cell research declines, VCU Life Sciences survey shows
7. MIT survey: Climate change tops Americans environmental concerns
8. Science survey ranks top Biopharma employers
9. Updated Iraq survey affirms earlier mortality estimates
10. Large European survey reveals critical gaps in breast cancer patient education and communication
11. First surveys of Tanzanian mountains reveal 160+ animal species, including new & endemic

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/31/2020)... ... 30, 2020 , ... BioFactura, Inc. today announced a $1 ... Science & Technology Office—Chemical and Biological Defense (JSTO-CBD) of the Department of Defense ... highly efficient mammalian cell culture-based bioprocess suitable to meet surge requirement needs for ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 16, 2020 , ... A study ... the Invictus Medical Neoasis™ active noise control device to attenuate typical noises in ... Neoasis™ device attenuated the alarm sounds from patient monitors, ventilators and other bedside ...
(Date:7/10/2020)... ... July 09, 2020 , ... Today CJ BIO announced the ... share insight on the “fifth taste” phenomenon that is revolutionizing ingredient mixes, nutritional content ... will be live on Monday, July 13, 2020 at11:00 AM (CDT) during SHIFT20, the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:8/7/2020)... ... August 06, 2020 , ... VGXI, a highly regarded ... on the purchase of greenfield for a new, expanded manufacturing facility. The site ... acres in the initial acquisition, with an option to purchase an additional 21 ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... ... July 29, 2020 , ... Diversified Technologies, Inc. has introduced ... configured to drive Klystrons, TWTs, IOTs, and magnetrons. , DTI Radar Transmitter ... in a push-pull configuration; yielding fast fall time for a capacitive load. These ...
(Date:7/31/2020)... (PRWEB) , ... July 30, ... ... of cloud-based software for the life sciences industry, today announced the release ... platform designed specifically for Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs) and other field medical ...
(Date:7/18/2020)... ... July 17, 2020 , ... dicentra , a leading ... food industries, is pleased to announce that Charles Galea has joined its clinical ... Charles is an accomplished and results-driven sales executive with over 10 years of ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: