Breast Pain

I n order for women to achieve a high level of physical and mental well-being, we must play an active role in our health care. Not that long ago this is was not always easy to do.

Many women were taught to be passive recipients of care, depending entirely upon doctors (mostly men) for advice, information, and treatment. They learned not to ask too many questions, not to disagree with medical advice, and not to seek outside information. This attitude was detrimental to a woman's well-being, especially in the area of GYN health.

M any women, not that long ago didn't understand their own menstrual cycles or know what their vaginas looked like. This lack of knowledge made them vulnerable to believing many myths. Without knowledge about their anatomies and cycles, they were unprepared to make important choices; such as how to take care of vaginal infections, what type of birth control to use, or how to protect themselves from sexually transmitted diseases. This information was written with you in mind; in order to help you make important decisions about your body.

A woman's health care should be in her own hands; it is up to each of us individually to take care of ourselves. This means getting the information we need from books, health care providers, the Internet, and of course, Cool Nurse. We need to stay in-tune with our bodies so we can recognize when something is wrong.

K nowing how to deal with health care providers is a also an important part of taking care of ourselves. We can’t receive proper treatment, unless we are completely honest with our health care providers. Don’t be ashamed or embarrassed to give an accurate health history. Ask every question, no matter how silly it may sound. Remember, your health care providers are your hired consultants and you have the right to expect good service from them. If you are not comfortable with your health care provider or do not like the treatment you are receiving from them, do not hesitate to find new ones. They don't have to be your best friend, but you need to be able to trust them.

Good health care is every woman's right, so read on...


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