Women's Health

Some conditions, such as period pain, pregnancy and gynaecological problems are specific to women, and if you are pregnant or planning a pregnancy, there are certain workplace risks you may need to consider.

 

Further Information

See the TUC’s webpages on Women and health and safety, including the relevant chapter of Hazards at work, the TUC’s guide to health and safety in the workplace.

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website has a section dedicated to health and safety issues for new and expectant mothers, including a guide for New and expectant mothers who work and Working safely with ionising radiation: guidelines for expectant or breastfeeding mothers .

Hazards magazine has information on http://www.hazards.org/women/

Information on health issues for women is also available on the NHS Choices Live Well website.

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