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  • Oct 2019

    Work and family demands may impact women's heart health

    A new Brazilian study has found that stress arising from balancing work and family life can detrimentally affect women’s cardiovascular health.

  • Oct 2019

    What to do if you cannot feel an IUD's strings

    An IUD has strings that hang down into the vagina. People should locate these strings regularly to make sure that the IUD is still in place. Learn why the IUD strings might be missing and what to do here.

  • Oct 2019

    What to know about cramping and IUDs

    Many people experience cramping after the insertion or removal of an IUD. Cramping usually disappears fairly quickly. However, some people may experience cramping for days or months after the procedure. Learn more about IUD-related cramping here.

  • Oct 2019

    Estrogen exposure may stave off cognitive decline in women

    New research suggests that estrogen exposure and hormone replacement therapy can help maintain cognitive health in postmenopausal women.

  • Oct 2019

    What to know about third trimester weight gain

    A woman may gain weight during the third trimester of pregnancy. This is because the fetus is growing and the body is preparing for delivery. Learn more about third trimester weight gain here.

  • Oct 2019

    How to treat pregnancy acne

    Hormonal changes can cause pregnancy acne. We discuss the appearance of pregnancy acne, whether acne is an early sign of pregnancy, and whether it continues after pregnancy.

  • Oct 2019

    What can cause pain in the perineum?

    There are many possible causes of pain in the perineum, which can be uncomfortable and disruptive. Here, we discuss possible causes and treatments that can help.

  • Oct 2019

    What are the best natural treatments for PCOS?

    Natural treatments and lifestyle changes, such as diet changes, supplements, and herbal remedies, may help with the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn what the research says here.

  • Oct 2019

    Postpartum weight loss: Diets and plans

    Breastfeeding, eating a healthful diet, and gentle exercise can all aid postpartum weight loss. Learn how to lose weight safely after pregnancy here.

  • Oct 2019

    How does an IUD affect periods?

    An intrauterine device (IUD) is a form of physical contraceptive. The two types of IUD are hormonal and copper. Discover how each one can affect a woman’s period here.

  • Oct 2019

    Tips on how to sleep when pregnant

    Many women have concerns about how to sleep when pregnant. Pregnancy can cause difficulty sleeping, and certain sleeping positions are safer than others. Learn how to sleep when pregnant here, including what positions to try or avoid.

  • Oct 2019

    Stretch marks on the thighs: What to know

    The thighs are a common area for stretch marks to appear, especially in females. Learn about the types, causes, and treatment of stretch marks on thighs here.

  • Oct 2019

    How does celibacy affect your health?

    There is no 'right' amount of sex to have, and not having sex for a long time should not have negative side effects. This article looks at the possible effects of celibacy on the body and mind.

  • Oct 2019

    Irritated vulva: Causes and what to do

    An irritated vulva can happen for many reasons, ranging from a reaction to a new laundry detergent to long term infections. Learn more about the causes and how to treat them here.

  • Sep 2019

    Why is my vagina wet?

    Vaginal fluids are normal, and are part of keeping the vagina healthy. Many things can affect the amount and consistency of the fluid. Learn more about vaginal wetness here.

  • Sep 2019

    Menopause symptom may trigger brain fog in breast cancer survivors

    New research suggests that menopause-related night sweats could contribute to brain fog in women who have experienced breast cancer.

  • Sep 2019

    What causes vulvar itching that is worse at night?

    Vulvar itching that gets worse at night has many possible causes. These include bacterial vaginosis, yeast infections, and allergies. Learn about more these and other causes and how to treat them here.

  • Sep 2019

    What causes a period to start and stop?

    Some people experience an irregular menstrual cycle. Learn more about irregular periods, what causes them, and when to see a doctor.

  • Sep 2019

    What to know about 'Viagra' for females

    In the United States, two drugs have been approved to treat low libido in females. Some refer to these medications as “Viagra for women.” This article looks at how these drugs work, possible side effects, and alternatives.

  • Sep 2019

    What happens if a tampon gets stuck?

    Although it can seem worrying, having a tampon stuck in the vagina is not usually harmful. However, leaving it in for too long can increase the risk of infection or toxic shock syndrome. Learn more here.

  • Sep 2019

    How can birth control help with acne?

    When acne occurs due to hormonal imbalances, taking birth control pills can often help. This article looks at how birth control pills treat acne, the different types, and their side effects.

  • Sep 2019

    What to know about vaginal lubrication

    The vagina usually produces natural lubrication to stay healthy and facilitate sexual activity. When this is not enough, artificial lubricants or vaginal moisturizers can help. This article looks at the uses and side effects of different types of lube.

  • Sep 2019

    Can you have sex when you have a UTI?

    Once a urinary tract infection (UTI) starts to get better, people may wonder if they can return to sex. Learn about the safety and risks of sex with a UTI here.

  • Sep 2019

    What to know about spotting in early pregnancy

    It is not uncommon for a woman to experience spotting in early pregnancy, but it can still cause worry. Learn about the possible causes of spotting in early pregnancy and when to see a doctor here.

  • Sep 2019

    Onions and garlic may protect against breast cancer

    The first population-based study of its kind examines the association between onion and garlic consumption and breast cancer risk.