National Call Your Doctor Day for the year 2024 is celebrated/observed on Tuesday, June 13th. There are until the next observance.
National Call Your Doctor Day is celebrated on the second Tuesday of June, this year on June 13, to remind and encourage women to schedule their annual well-woman exam. The Well-Woman Exam is an evaluation of a woman’s reproductive health. This day is marked in the middle of the year because many women put off basic treatment. They prioritize their jobs, families, and other responsibilities over their health. They ignore the reality that a single phone call can save their lives in this manner.
📆 When is National Call Your Doctor Day?
This year, National Call Your Doctor Day is on June 13th. It is the 2nd Tuesday in June; in 2024, it is on Thursday.
→ Did you know: Women are 33% more likely than men to visit a doctor, excluding pregnancy-related visits.
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📜 History of National Call Your Doctor Day
The nation’s first birth control clinic opened in Brooklyn, New York, in 1916. The term “premenstrual syndrome” (PMS) was coined by New York doctor Robert Tilden Frank in 1931 when he wrote a study linking premenstrual disorders to ovarian cycles. The first disposable tampon then appeared in 1933 following Dr. Earle Haas’ invention.
Enovid, popularly known as the “Pill,” was the first oral contraceptive approved for sale by the FDA in May 1960 and was created by the Searle Pharmaceutical Corporation. In only two years, more than a million American women were using Enovid.
Low-radiation mammograms, which were introduced in 1969 when mammography was invented, contributed to improvements in breast health. And in 2000, the first digital mammography device received approval.
In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court declared the state and federal bans on abortions in the first trimester to be unconstitutional. The emergency contraceptive pill (Plan B) was eventually authorized for prescription use by the FDA several years later, in 1999. But it took another seven years for the FDA to authorize the sale of Plan B to women over the age of 18 in over-the-counter stores. In July 2009, the minimum age was decreased to 17.
Lindsay Avner started Bright Pink, the NGO that created Call Your Doctor Day. In 2007, she underwent a double mastectomy and was the youngest person to do so in the country. Finally, in order to encourage women to book their annual well-woman exam, Bright Pink declared June 21, 2016, as National Call Your Doctor Day.
☑️ National Call Your Doctor Day facts
✅ Unscheduled health
A 2015 poll found that nine out of ten millennials don’t schedule preventive doctor’s visits.
✅ A regular suggestion
Women over the age of 21 should see a gynecologist every six months to a year.
✅ The first woman at the NY Academy of Medicine
In the 1890s, Mary Putnam Jacobi was the first woman to be admitted to the New York Academy of Medicine.
✨ Things to do on National Call Your Doctor Day
⚡ Schedule an appointment
If you are a woman, make an appointment with your local doctor to have your yearly well-woman exam. If you are a man, urge your female relatives to make an appointment.
⚡ Organize an event
Organize a community event. Invite a local doctor to speak on the significance of frequent health check-ups. Share some of your favorite memories on social media.
⚡ Do your research
Conduct a study on recent advances in the realm of health and medicine. You may also consult your doctor to learn more about potential health risks and how to avoid them.
📅 National Call Your Doctor Day Observances
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