Health risk factors for women in reproductive age and women up to 59 years
For women the reproductive age is 15–44, women of this age are able to get pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby. That is why it is so important for women to know what risks they should avoid to prevent any complications during the pregnancy period and when they breast feed a baby. The main risk factor for women in the reproductive age is HIV/AIDS. It is one of the leading afflictions of death and disease worldwide due to the fact that the chance of having unsafe sex is great. Young women who lack sexual education are more vulnerable to HIV infection. Tuberculosis is suggested to be the other leading cause of death among women of reproductive age. The situation is especially serious in low-income and developing countries where there are no preventative methods of controlling this disease. Injuries from road accidents present among the 10 topmost afflictions of death among women in their 20-59 years of old worldwide. Women are more exposed to injuries caused by fire than men. Maternal deaths are the other chief risk factor for women. Maternal deaths usually occur because women do not use birth control methods to prevent unwilling pregnancy. Women are more sensitive to family and relationship problems than men and often get depressed and anxious because of different psychological issues. According to the statistics about 70 million adult women worldwide go through a great depressive period every year. Psychological problems having roots in childbirth are assessed to influence more than 10% of females within a year of delivery.