Adolescence A number of physical, mental, and emotional changes occur when a girl reaches puberty, from reproductive development to deepening cognitive abilities. Childbearing Years Health issues that may affect women during this stage of life include reproductive health and menstrual conditions. Pregnancy The decision to start a family is an important one. Proper health before pregnancy is almost as important as maintaining a healthy body during pregnancy. Menopause & Living Well Although menopause was once a life stage dreaded by many women, today's woman has an abundance of knowledge and resources available to her.