LifeStage Health : Women's Health

Supporting the needs of women throughout life’s natural stages.

Introducing LifeStage Health

Designed for employers to facilitate access and raise awareness of women’s health

LifeStage health enables employers to facilitate access to expert healthcare to support women throughout the events that happen naturally and predictably during the course of their lives. Raising awareness and knowledge gives personalised insights to increase wellbeing and helps prevent those conditions that are avoidable. It recognises that for some, these different life stages can lead to physical and mental challenges that impact their wellbeing, their families and their careers.

With our award-winning customer service, we will signpost your employees to the right care and offer exceptional service, support and information.

Example packages

The example packages below have each been designed to complement existing healthcare arrangements, whilst providing a full holistic approach to women’s health. There is the option to combine benefits for companies with no existing healthcare in place, or as a lower cost alternative for the rest of your workforce (e.g. to ‘top-up’ cover).

Whichever option(s) you choose, the total benefit amount is your decision.

Menopause

A cash benefit to provide support to peri- and post- menopausal women.

Consultation, Blood Test, Bone Density Scan and HRT

For most women, understanding the menopause and gaining advice is enough to help them manage their symptoms and provide reassurance.

Suggested fund

£750

Fertility

A cash benefit to help reach a diagnosis and understand options available.

Consultation, Blood Test and Scan

Fertility treatment can be costly. This benefit is designed to help early diagnosis and understand options to educate and support couples.

Suggested fund

£750

Complement

A cash benefit to complement existing healthcare arrangements.

Smear Test, Mammogram, Sexual Health Checks, Menopause and Fertility

Complements existing healthcare arrangements where standard general exclusions would usually apply.

Suggested fund

£750

Prevention

Benefit available to promote screening and intervening before health effects occur.

Smear Test, Mammogram, Sexual Health, Blood Pressure/Cholesterol, Diabetes and Gynaecological Treatment

This preventative benefit can enhance awareness and allow women to be proactive in their healthcare needs.

Suggested fund

£500


All options include Remote Benefits

GP Services • Wellbeing app • Mental Health Services • Health and Wellbeing Hub

LifeStage Health – different needs at different ages

During a woman’s life there are three key stages of her reproductive cycle where the body goes through changes. For some, this can lead to physical and mental challenges that impact their wellbeing, their families and their careers.

Lifestage Health has been designed to support women throughout their natural, and somewhat predictable, menstrual cycle during the course of their lives.

Raising awareness and knowledge increases wellbeing and helps prevent those conditions that are avoidable. Whilst some women do not require support, others would benefit from reassurance and, where something is out of the ordinary, early diagnosis is vital.

Woman running

Managing periods and fertility preparation

A key stage in a young woman’s journey to help educate and offer support, avoiding complications later in life.

Painful periods | Irregular bleeding | Menstrual cramps | Smear tests | Sexual health | Contraception | Endometriosis | Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) | Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) | Pelvic Inflammatory Disease

Woman with yoga mat

The reproductive years

Continuing a healthy lifestyle is key but further menstrual complications and fertility concerns may arise.

Pregnancy (including lactation, mastitis, weaning advice) | Fertility | Endometriosis | Miscarriages | Smear tests | Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS) | Breast screening | Breast lumps | Haemorrhoids | Varicose Veins | Sexual health | Fibroids | Urinary Tract Infections (UTI) | Bone density | peri-menopause | Diabetes | Cholesterol

Woman exercising

Menopause support

It is important to support people through the peri- and post-menopause to reduce the risk of mental health and long-term conditions such as osteoporosis.

Bone density | Cholesterol | Diabetes | Bowel screening | Breast lumps | Haemorrhoids | Varicose veins | Sexual health | Hormone changes | Lack of concentration (brain fog) | Irregular bleeding | Hearing loss | Visual impairment | Menopause (Peri and Post)

Example treatment pathways

Example treatment pathway for irregular bleeding and/or menstrual cramps

Example treatment pathway for fertility

Example treatment pathway for the peri-menopause

Other example treatment pathways available across all of the life stages

WPA LifeStage Health in context

Typical treatment costs

To help put the benefits we are suggesting into context, and to illustrate the costs involved, we have put together some typical treatment cost examples.

Service

Typical cost

Consultation with a Gynaecologist/Obstetrician
£250
Menopause Nurse Consultation
£200
Hormone Blood Test
£100
Ultrasound Scan
£400
Smear Test
£90
Mammogram
£220
Bone Density Scan
£230
Cholesterol Test
£40
Blood Pressure Monitoring
£30
Sexual Health Test
£115

An expert’s view…

Lauren Chiren, CEO of Women of a Certain Stage, immediately saw the benefit of LifeStage Health as:

“helping companies attract and retain women of all ages, increase attendance, engagement and productivity as well as ensure women feel supported and psychologically safe to ask for the help and support they need without fear of stigma or being seen as weak or vulnerable.

She continues, “LifeStage Health is raising awareness of female issues, correcting unconscious bias and breaking down the workplace taboos around these issues. WPA is helping companies make a commitment to all female employees that life’s natural challenges can be supported and helped indeed, this is a proposition that will be equally valued by companies and women.”

Did you know...

  • One in 10 women live with endometriosis.
  • 44% of women say the menopause affects their mental health.
  • One in four pregnancies result in miscarriage.
  • 63% of women said their working life had been negatively affected by their menstrual symptoms.
  • One in six couples have difficulty conceiving.
  • Less than 50% of all pregnant women have a BMI within the normal range.
  • The number of deaths from cervical cancer is predicted to grow by 143% by 2040.

Source: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG) ‘Better for women’ report Dec 2019

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