This day focuses on the importance of women’s healthcare. It encourages women to take their health seriously and get themselves examined regularly to prevent any serious illnesses.
When Is National Women’s Checkup Day?
As a follow up to Mother’s Day, National Women’s Checkup Day is observed on the second Monday in May.
History Of National Women’s Checkup Day
Historically, women’s health has never been taken as seriously as men’s health, though various activists and social justice movements have fought to change this fact. Most notable, the Women’s Health Movement, started around 40 years ago has made incredible strides in the way of bringing awareness to the health issues faced by women. In 2015, the World Health Organization identified the top ten women’s health issues as being cancer, reproductive health, maternal health, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), sexually transmitted infections, violence, mental health, non-communicable diseases, youth, and ageing.