Millions of women all over the world are prescribed birth control pills to prevent pregnancy and regulate their menstrual cycles. However, many women have questions about oral contraceptives; how they work, what the risks are, and most importantly, what the benefits are. This page is designed to help you get the facts about birth control and to answer questions you may have about them.
Although cancer of the vulva or vagina is very rare, it can still sometimes happen. The good news is that the cure rate is about 90%. However, it is still good to know the risk factors and warning signs that can point to this kind of cancer. This page will cover the basics about vulvar and vaginal cancer.
A colposcopy is a special procedure during which your doctor will be able to get a special view of your cervix by using an instrument called a colposcope, which can shine a light onto your vagina and cervix and magnify the view. This allows your doctor to see things that he or she would not normally be able to see without the tool. This page should answer some frequently asked questions and the basics about colposcopy procedures.
Depression is a very common illness. It can affect anyone, regardless of age, sex, race, or walk of life. Depression is twice as likely to affect women as men, and about 1 in 5 women will develop depression in their life time. Although we don’t know exactly what causes depression, it can be treated. Many women have questions about depression and how it can affect their lives. This page covers basic information about depression, its symptoms, and treatment.
The processes of puberty, menstruation, pregnancy, breastfeeding, and menopause result in unique changes in your breasts. These changes sometimes cause problems with your breasts, although usually minor. However, properly performed monthly self breast exams and regular visits to the doctor will improve detection of problems that might not be so minor, and can save your life. This page should help you learn about potential breast problems, the tests that help determine your breast health, and how to perform self breast exams.
Sexual intercourse should be an enjoyable activity between both partners. However, some women experience discomfort during intercourse. This condition is called dyspareunia, and it affects almost 2 out of 3 women during their lives. There are different causes of pain during sex, and the actually pain itself can range from being mild to severe. This page should cover the basic information of pain during intercourse.
Domestic abuse is unfortunately a common problem in America today. Although many relationships are abusive in nature, very few are actually reported to law enforcement or other services which provide victim assistance. Domestic violence may affect anyone from any walk of life - it knows no racial, social, religious, or age exceptions. If you are suffering in an abusive relationship, it is important get help, because no one deserves to live with abuse. This page provides information on the different types of abuse, what you can do to help someone in an abusive situation, or how to get help.
During the first few days of their periods, most women experience mild to moderate menstrual cramps. However, some women experience severe, debilitating pain during their periods. This condition of severely painful monthly periods is called dysmenorrhea. Women who have this condition oftentimes have many questions about their condition. This page can help answer frequently asked questions about dysmenorrhea and how to manage the symptoms.
Emergency contraception is used to prevent an unwanted pregnancy after having unprotected sex or birth control failure. Although it is generally effective, emergency contraception should not be used as a birth control method. This page provides basic information about emergency contraception and how it works.
For those women that suffer through heavy periods and irregular, dense bleeding, endometrial ablation may be their best option for relief. The process of endometrial ablation results in the great reduction or complete stop of menstrual periods. This page is meant to help women with questions about endometrial ablation to gain better understanding of this medical procedure, its risks and benefits, and what it could do for them.