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Gynecology

12 Potential Causes of Your Uterine Pain

There are a number of reasons pelvic or uterine pain bothers a woman. Among the 12 potential causes of your uterine pain, some are more worrisome than others.  » Read more about: 12 Potential Causes of Your Uterine Pain  »


7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods

Noticing a few spots of blood between periods can be worrisome, and although women may see spots in their underwear or on toilet tissue, there are usually benign reasons for these occurrences. Here are seven conditions that can cause sporadic spotting between periods in addition to when you should be concerned enough to seek medical advice.  » Read more about: 7 Conditions That Can Cause Sporadic Spotting Between Periods  »


Essential Endometriosis Facts That Every Woman Needs to Know

Endometriosis is an enigmatic condition that affects approximately 10% of American women during their reproductive years.  » Read more about: Essential Endometriosis Facts That Every Woman Needs to Know  »


Essential Facts About STDs That Everyone Should Know

No one enjoys discussing STDs, but if you are an adult having sex, or you are a parent, it would be wise to learn some essential facts about STDs that everyone should know.  » Read more about: Essential Facts About STDs That Everyone Should Know  »


Menopause And Dry Skin

First there were the hot flashes and the sleepless nights. Then it became harder to zip your favorite jeans, and loved ones thought you had completely lost your mind due to mood swings.
Just when you thought you had gotten through the worst of menopause, well, not so fast. There’s more!
Here are  some ways to help you combat  “Mother Time.”  » Read more about: Menopause And Dry Skin  »


Birth Control May Protect You From More Than Unwanted Pregnancy

What was commonly known as the Sexual Revolution back in the 1960s and early 1970s burst on the scene due to the invention and FDA approval of the birth control pill. That little pill managed to change how the U.S. and the rest of world think about sexual health, and still does today.  » Read more about: Birth Control May Protect You From More Than Unwanted Pregnancy  »


How Fibroids Can Affect Your Fertility

Those non-cancerous tumors made up of cells and muscle known as fibroids can be a quirky lot.  » Read more about: How Fibroids Can Affect Your Fertility  »


3 Types of Cervical Cancer and What You Should Know About Them

Cervical cancer was once one of the most common cancers affecting women. In past years, medical researchers have reported a significant decrease in incidences of cervical cancer, which has been attributed to increase in regular Pap tests being performed.  » Read more about: 3 Types of Cervical Cancer and What You Should Know About Them  »


Talk-Test-Treat: The Good News And Bad News About STDs

The CDC estimates that 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) infections occur each year, and sexually experienced persons aged 15-24 make up over one-half of all new infections.
With so much information in the public eye about using condoms to prevent STDs, why do the numbers continue to rise?
It’s STD Awareness Month, which is a great time to understand the problem and seek more solutions.  » Read more about: Talk-Test-Treat: The Good News And Bad News About STDs  »


Cervical Cancer Survivors: Here’s What to Expect

Hearing the news that your cancer is cured is one of the greatest and most relieving feelings! After the initial wave of happiness, however, you may have a lot of questions about what comes next.   » Read more about: Cervical Cancer Survivors: Here’s What to Expect  »