MyHealthfinder gives you personalized recommendations for screenings, vaccines, and other preventive services. Learn more about these recommendations.
To personalize your recommendations, we ask about things like age and sex. We only use your answers to give you the best recommendations we can — and we don't share your information with anyone else.
Why do we ask about your age?
As you get older, your risk of getting certain diseases changes — and you’ll need different screenings based on that risk. For example, adults ages 45 to 75 years need to be screened for colorectal cancer because they’re at higher risk.
Many recommendations are based on age, so this question is required — you won’t get recommendations if you don’t answer it.
Why do we ask about your sex?
Men and women need different screenings and tests. This is because your risk for some diseases is based on your biological sex, or your sex assigned at birth.
Your biological sex may not be the same as your gender identity. If you’re transgender or intersex, you may also want talk with your doctor about which preventive services are recommended for you.
Many recommendations are based on sex, so this question is required — you won’t get recommendations if you don’t answer it.
Why do we ask about pregnancy?
People who are pregnant need services like prenatal care, and their babies need important newborn screenings. If you’re pregnant, you’ll get recommendations for both during and after pregnancy.
This question is optional — you’ll still get recommendations if you don’t answer it.