Guest Blog: National Women’s Health Week

We are pleased to have Dianne Patterson, VP for Public Relations at Family Planning Advocates of NYS, as a guest blogger today!


National Women’s Health Week (May 13-19) is a time for women to prioritize their health! During this week, women are encouraged to do themselves a favor by scheduling preventive, live-saving checkups including breast cancer screenings, pelvic exams, and, if recommended, a Pap test.

Women should talk with their health care providers about what their checkup should include but a checklist to help start the conversation is available at

Women’s Health Week is a great time for women to remember the importance of their own reproductive health including testing for STDs and birth control options. It is also a time to take additional steps to improve physical and mental health by getting enough sleep, eating right and exercising enough.

-Jaime Venditti, 5/16/12