Women's Health Month

American Women are Taking Charge of their Self-Care

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Despite a lack of widespread industry focus on women’s health research, a new survey reveals that women in the U.S. are focused on their self-care.

Health inequity in America is a widespread issue, and women are not exempt. Women’s health issues have been historically deprioritized in the U.S. – this is known as “women’s health gap." Women spend an average of nine years in poor health – 25% more than men – which impacts their quality of life as well as their productivity levels at home, at work and in their community.  What’s more, two out of five women report missing work or school due to women’s health-related concerns, according to a new survey of 2,000 American women, conducted by Morning Consult on behalf of Bayer.


On the other hand, while women’s health hasn’t always been a focal point in American society, most women are motivated to be healthy, as demonstrated by the survey, which showed that 89% of women practice at least one self-care approach (such as positive mindset and maintaining close personal relationships). The survey also revealed that most women (94%) incorporate one healthy habit into their daily routines such as walking, staying hydrated and taking vitamins and supplements.


As evidenced in the recent Presidential Executive Order aimed at increasing awareness and funding towards women’s health needs, there is momentum around helping women stay healthy and thrive. At Bayer and through our partners, we are dedicated to women throughout all stages of their health journey. 


For 160 years, Bayer has been dedicated to improving the lives of women with time-tested solutions and precision health technologies that encourage self-care and prioritize the changing needs of today’s woman. Here’s how:

It is Bayer’s belief that practicing self-care is one of the best ways to build a healthier world for all. We’re constantly innovating to find new ways to meet the needs of women and care for those who look after us, with the most trusted self-care solutions. 

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