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National Women’s Check-Up Day - May
Mon, May 13, 2024

National Women’s Check-Up Day

National Women’s Check-up Day is an annual American holiday that encourages women to get medical check-ups. It is celebrated every second Monday in May. Women’s health should always be monitored. Periodic check-ups help to detect current problems and avoid serious illnesses.

History

The history of National Women’s Check-up Day is devoid of details. Attention to women’s health was promoted by various associations and organizations, which also fought for women’s rights around the world and equality. In the 1980s, the Women’s Health Movement was formed, which already in the 21st century gained worldwide recognition and even political power. The efforts of its members were aimed at getting all the medical care women needed.

Women’s health requires special care. This is due to both biological and social factors. The reproductive system requires the most attention, as does the hormonal background. Particular attention should be paid during pregnancy planning, pregnancy itself and postpartum recovery. It is during these periods that various problems with the body can manifest, which need to be urgently addressed in order to avoid serious illnesses.

Interesting facts

  • As women age, their skin loses collagen more slowly than that of men. Therefore, with a normal lifestyle, women look more youthful in their old age than men.
  • Women produce fewer enzymes in their bodies that are responsible for processing ethanol. That’s why they tolerate alcohol less well and get drunk faster.
  • The size of the uterus at rest is no larger than an orange, but in the last trimester of labor it can grow to the size of a large watermelon.

How to celebrate

Congratulate women on this holiday. If you yourself are a woman, get a medical examination on this day to make sure there are no problems and if there are any abnormalities, take appropriate measures.

Spread the word about the holiday on social media. Let more people know about it.

When is National Women’s Check-Up Day celebrated in 2024?

National Women’s Check-Up Day is observed the second Monday in May.

Observations

Weekday Month Day Year
Monday May 13 2024
Monday May 12 2025