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Women’s health dangers: How much do you know?

Women face an array of health concerns — some that are unique to females, and others that affect them differently than men. Test your knowledge and learn more by taking this enlightening women’s health quiz. Good luck!

Check your answers here.

1. What type of cancer is referred to as the “silent killer” because it often has no early symptoms or warning signs?

a) Breast cancer

b) Ovarian cancer

c) Cervical cancer

d) Lung cancer


2. What is a common mental health condition that affects many women during pregnancy and after childbirth, causing mood swings and emotional distress?

a) Bipolar disorder

b) Schizophrenia

c) Postpartum depression

d) Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)


3. Which condition involves the abnormal growth of cells in the uterine lining and is a common cause of heavy menstrual bleeding in women?

a) Ovarian cysts

b) Endometriosis

c) Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)

d) Uterine fibroids


4. What can be a consequence of untreated or poorly managed diabetes in women?

a) Hair loss

b) Osteoarthritis

c) Gestational diabetes

d) Cardiovascular disease


5. At what age do experts recommend that women start getting regular mammograms for breast cancer screening?

a) 30

b) 35

c) 40

d) 45


6. What lifestyle factor is a major contributor to osteoporosis in women?

a) Smoking

b) Jogging

c) Vitamin C intake

d) Meditation


7. What is the average age at which women enter menopause?

a) 39

b) 42

c) 51

d) 60


8. Which sexually transmitted infection (STI) can lead to cancer if left untreated?

a) Chlamydia

b) Gonorrhea

c) Human papillomavirus (HPV)

d) Herpes


9. Which of the following is a main risk factor for stroke?

a) High blood pressure, also called hypertension

b) Obesity

c) Physical inactivity

d) All of the above


10. What is the recommended frequency for women to undergo a Pap smear for cervical cancer screening?

a) Every 6 months

b) Once a year

c) Every 3 years

d) Every 5 years


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