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Women's Health Month Toolkit

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May is Women's Health Month!

Take control of your health and empower the women and girls in your life to do the same.

Kansas MCH has designed social media posts to be shared throughout the month of May. Post these graphics and messages on your social media platforms to get the word out about Women's Health Month.

Week 1: May 3 - 9




Caption: This May, talk with your daughter about the importance of annual well-woman visits. Let her know that you take your own health seriously and encourage her to do the same.

Share the article with your daughter on the 6 things you should know about well-woman visits, or read through ACOG's FAQs about the first gynecologic visit together.

Well-woman visits: 6 things you should know: https://www.bedsider.org/features/335-well-woman-visits-6-things-you-should-know

ACOG FAQs The First Gynecologic Visit: https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Your-First-Gynecologic-Visit-Especially-for-Teens?IsMobileSet=false
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For more information and resources for Women's Health Month, go to kansasmch.org/WomensHealthMonthToolkit

Week 2: May 10 - 16




Caption: She looks up to you! Show your daughter that well-woman visits are important by getting them yourself and talk with her about taking charge of her health.

Use this infographic by ACOG to share with your daughter the top reasons why you should have an annual well-woman examination: https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/Annual-Well-Woman-Exam-Infographic?IsMobileSet=false

And check out this article on how parents can model healthy behavior for their kids and teens: https://psychcentral.com/blog/how-parents-can-model-healthy-behavior-for-their-kids-teens/
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For more information and resources for Women's Health Month, go to kansasmch.org/WomensHealthMonthToolkit

Week 3: May 17 - 23




Caption: You've been there for every first in your daughter's life. Help your daughter schedule her first well-woman visit between the ages of 13-15. #WomensHealthMonth

Read through these FAQs about the first gynecologic visit together to help her know what to expect and what she can do to stay healthy. https://www.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Your-First-Gynecologic-Visit-Especially-for-Teens?IsMobileSet=false
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For more information and resources for Women's Health Month, go to kansasmch.org/WomensHealthMonthToolkit

Week 4: May 24 - 30




Caption: Actions speak louder than words 😊 Set a healthy example for your daughter and make annual well-woman visits a priority.

Share with your daughter the top reasons why you get annual well-woman examinations using this infographic: https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Annual-Womens-Health-Care/Annual-Well-Woman-Exam-Infographic?IsMobileSet=false

And for extra inspiration, check out this article on how parents modeling healthy behaviors leads to markedly better outcomes for children: https://medicalxpress.com/news/2017-12-parents-healthy-behaviors-markedly-outcomes.html
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For more information and resources for Women's Health Month, go to kansasmch.org/WomensHealthMonthToolkit



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