Reproductive health refers to health issues for everyone including menstruation, contraception, pregnancy, maternal health, child birth, menopause and breast cancer as well as sperm isues. They can also include medical situations in which people face problems not directly related to their biology, for example gender-differentiated access to medical treatment. 

What Every Woman Needs to Know About Heart Disease

Heart disease, one of the leading causes of death in the United States, accounts for the death of one out of every four women. ... read more »

What You Need to Know About Yeast Infections

Yeast is a type of fungus that lives in our bodies and thrives in warm, moist environments. Normally, yeast doesn't bother us, but in certain conditions, it can multiply and cause infection. ... read more »

Do Abortions Cause Fertility Problems?

When facing fertility problems it is important to be completely honest about previous pregnancies, including pregnancies that ended in abortion. If you’ve used the Plan B pill, tell your fertility specialist of gynecologist as well. ... read more »

Your Fifth Vital Sign: The Menstrual Cycle and Your Periods

The fifth vital sign to check your health is the menstrual period and cycle. ... read more »

Is It Safe If He Takes His Wife's Prenatal Vitamins?

Do prenatal vitamins contain female or other hormones? ... read more »

Does PCOS Put Women at Risk for Other Conditions?

Women with PCOS can be at an increased risk for developing several other conditions. ... read more »

Women's Health Guide: Topics A-Z

This women's health guide covers just about everything affecting the health of women: mentally, emotionally, and physically. ... read more »

How to Deal With an Unplanned Pregnancy

An unintended or unplanned pregnancy is unwanted or unintended, either because the timing of the pregnancy is not right, or it's not planned, or the pregnancy is not wanted when it was conceived. ... read more »

Normal Body Temperature in Pregnancy: What is Too Low or Too High?

Mild reductions in body temperature are often temporary and don't indicate a serious problem but occasionally, a low body temperature can indicate an underlying condition. ... read more »

Metabolic Syndrome, Fertility, and Pregnancy

Metabolic syndrome (MetS) is a combination of one or more conditions that occur together. Persons who have metabolic syndrome have an increased risk of heart disease, stroke, and type 2 diabetes. ... read more »

How Obesity Affects Fertility and Pregnancy

Obesity in men and women has a significant negative impact on fertility, it increases infertility, and it also increases pregnancy complications. ... read more »

Endometriosis, Pain, and Fertility – You Are Not Alone

Having endometriosis was one of the most painful things I’ve ever lived through. ... read more »

Stroke and Pregnancy

Many people survive a stroke, with varying degrees of recovery, but brain damage is often permanent. Data indicates one in five women (20%) will have a stroke during her lifetime. ... read more »

Estrogen

Estrogen, the hormone most closely associated with women, actually represents several specialized female hormones that play various roles at various stages throughout a woman’s life. ... read more »

Pap Papanicolaou Smear - Cervical Cancer Screening

A Pap test short for Papanicolaou test is a test done during a cervical or vaginal examination. Results from the Pap test can either be normal or they can show other results. ... read more »

Sexual Dysfunction in Men and Women

Many forms of sexual dysfunction have physical origins but they all impact feelings of self-worth and quality of life in general. ... read more »

Domestic Violence, Abusive Relationships, and Pregnancy

Pregnant women and women who are trying to conceive are at increased risk of domestic violence or intimate partner violence (IVP). And being in an abusive relationship increases your risk of being exposed to domestic violence. ... read more »

The Human Microbiome and Pregnancy, Fertility, Infertility

A great deal of study is underway to learn more about the vaginal, gut, and uterine microbiome (collection of bacteria, fungi, yeast, and other microbial inhabitants) in fertility and pregnancy. ... read more »

What is a Cold Knife Cone Biopsy Procedure?

A cone biopsy is used to remove abnormal cervical tissue for evaluation and treatment of certain conditions. ... read more »

What is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a medical term used to describe an infection that affects reproductive organs. The condition can be diagnosed independently or as a symptom of STDs. ... read more »

Cranberries Not Effective in Preventing UTIs

New research, from Yale School of Medicine, shows that cranberry capsules did not help prevent UTIs. ... read more »

Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

Loop Electrosurgical excision procedure, known as a LEEP, is a surgical procedure which removes abnormal tissue on the cervix using an electrically charged wire loop. ... read more »

Vulvodynia

Vulvodynia is a condition causing chronic pain of the vulva without an known or identifiable cause with varying symptoms among women. ... read more »

Lichen Sclerosus And Pregnancy

Lichen sclerosus involves the vulva (the external part of the female genitalia) or the perianal area, around your anus. In rare instances, it can also appear on the clitoris or labial folds. Lesions may also appear on your back, chest, neck, armpits, forearms, collarbones, breasts and legs. ... read more »

Combating Worry: A Guide for Parents

Many parents describe feeling overwhelmed with a sense of worry. Left unchecked this can lead to sleep disturbance, depression, lack of focus, health and relationship problems and seriously affect your bonding with your child. ... read more »

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: What You Should Know About PID

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) estimates that more than 750,000 women suffer from pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). PID affects reproductive organs, including the fallopian tubes and uterus as a result of bacterial infection. ... read more »

Pelvic Examination

During a pelvic Ob-Gyn examination you will be assisted the into the lithotomy position with the back of the table adjusted to a 45-degree angle. ... read more »

Vaginal Atrophy

Vaginal atrophy is a condition in which the vagina experiences effects due to hormonal changes which cause thinning, drying and inflammation of the walls of the vagina. ... read more »

Alzheimer's Disease

The Alzheimer’s Association estimates as many as 5.2 million Americans 65 or older have the disease in 2014. Half a million Americans die from the disease each year. ... read more »

Information About Vaccinations

How do vaccines work? ... read more »

What Is Osteoporosis?

There are some health conditions for which women specifically tend tounfortunately be predisposed to. One such condition is osteoporosis, and if you don't know much about it then you need to learn and beproactive. ... read more »

Rheumatoid Arthritis

Cases of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), a form of joint degeneration related to autoimmune function, have gone up in women in recent years, affecting 9.8 per 1,000 American women in 2005. ... read more »

Cosmetic Procedures

Many people enjoy the results of cosmetic procedures to enhance the body and improve physical appearance even when no injury or illness prompts it. ... read more »

Top Tips for Balancing Hormones

Find out 10 simple ways to balance your hormones! ... read more »

Adverse Effects of Vinpocetine

Have you heard of vinpocetine? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has officially issued a statement warning consumers, especially women of childbearing age, of this harmful ingredient. ... read more »

Being Born Premature Can Affect Your Love Life, Says Study

Being born prematurely can affect your love life, specifically your partner and sexual relationships. The analysis, which looked at research involving up to 4.4 million participants, found that adults who were born preterm or with low birth weight were less likely to find love or become parents. ... read more »

Autoimmune Diseases in Women

An autoimmune disease is a disease characterized by antibodies, proteins created by a person against their own immune system. ... read more »

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease (GTD)

Gestational trophoblastic disease (GTD) is a group of rare tumors that occur in pregnancy. GTD involves abnormal growth of cells inside a woman's uterus and usually starts in the tissue that would normally become the placenta, in the layer of cells called the trophoblast that normally surrounds an embryo. ... read more »

Hymen and Hymenectomy

A hymenectomy is a minor surgical procedure. A hymenectomy is usually indicated when there is a hymen that is complete and which has no opening ... read more »

Hydatidiform Mole (H.Mole or HM)

An Hydatidiform mole (H.mole or HM) is a type of gestational trophoblastic disease which involves the abnormal growth of cells inside a woman's uterus and usually starts in the tissue that would normally become the placenta, An HM is made up of villi, placental parts that have become swollen with fluid. The swollen villi grow in clusters that look like bunches of grapes ... read more »

Speculum Examination

A speculum is a device used to look inside the vagina and check the cervix and do a Pap Papanicolaou smear. There are a number of shapes and sizes of speculums they may use. ... read more »

Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines

In March 2012 new recommendations for cervical cancer screening have been released by two separate groups: the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and a multidisciplinary partnership among the American Cancer Society/American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology/American Society for Clinical Pathology (ACS/ASCCP/ASCP). ... read more »

Adenomyosis

Adenomyosis is a condition in which the tissue lining the uterus, the endometrium, grows through the myometrium (the wall of the uterus). ... read more »

Thick Creamy White Discharge, or Milky White Vaginal Discharge

A thick creamy milky white vaginal discharge is normal and could be the first pregnancy sign and symptom. ... read more »

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD)

Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder (PGAD) is a condition that causes feelings of intense genital arousal in females. The condition may or may not cause genital engorgement and orgasm. ... read more »

Does Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) Change at Menopause?

Researchers are looking at how male hormone levels change as women with PCOS grow older. ... read more »

How are Fibroids Treated?

After being diagnosed with fibroids or uterine fibroids, treatment is discussed with the patient. There is a long list of treatment options, with a specific treatment plan individualized including one or more treatments for each patient. ... read more »

How Do I Know I Have Fibroids?

By the age of 50, about 50% of women will have suffered from fibroids;many of whom would never have known the fibroids existed if it weren'tfor advanced diagnostic techniques. ... read more »

What are the Risk Factors for Fibroids?

Fibroids development occurs when cells, genetically different from other uterine cells, multiply to create a mass. The mass can develop within the uterine wall, in the uterine cavity or on the outside wall of the uterus. ... read more »

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