In 2016, Jean Hailes for Women's Health conducted the second annual Women's Health Survey to understand the health information needs and behaviours of women living in Australia. Both women and health professionals were asked to complete an online survey.
Jean Hailes for Women's Health talked to thousands of women across Australia to find out their greatest health fears and concerns. The result: a comprehensive survey that offers unique insights into women across the nation. It's the only one of its kind in Australia.
These findings have formed the basis for this year's Women's Health Week and the theme 'Am I normal?'. Jean Hailes will also be using the survey data to advance the conversation with policy makers, community leaders and health professionals.
There are many stories to be discovered within the pages of this survey, for instance:
The survey found that these were the top five health concerns for women:
In addition, a diverse range of 201 health professionals from across Australia completed a separate online survey and reported the following: