Women's Life Stage 1 | Young Women

The journey from girl to young woman is an incredibly exciting one. From exploring relationships and sex, to discovering independence, young women grow increasingly aware of the way they feel both physically and emotionally.

As Women’s Health Expert, Dr Annie Evans explains, changing menstrual cycles and contraceptive choices can have wide-ranging impacts. Weight and skin issues can sap confidence, while mood swings and period pain can make it difficult to enjoy life to the full. Some issues like vaginal discharge may seem too embarrassing to talk about.

Areas to consider at this stage include:


  • Fertility/subfertility
  • Premature menopause
  • Other cancers

Last updated Tuesday 1 March 2016

First published on Friday 26 June 2015