Women’s Health / Gynecology

Contraceptive methods: types, efficacy and side effects

May 12, 2018 | | Say something

With so many options when it comes to birth control , how do you decide which method is best? The decision to use birth control and the method of choice is personal. With the guidance of your health care provider in which the best suits your needs method can safely and effectively prevent pregnancy. While […more]

Pelvic pain may be common among women of reproductive age, NIH study finds

Apr 18, 2018 | | Say something

The researchers suggest that doctors consider asking about pain, even during routine visits A high proportion of women of reproductive age may be experiencing pelvic pain that goes untreated, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City. Researchers surveyed more […more]

premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD): causes, symptoms and treatment

Mar 30, 2016 | | Say something

premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a severe form of premenstrual syndrome experienced by approximately 3-8% of women in their reproductive years. Symptoms vary from Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) in the PMDD causes severe and debilitating symptoms that affect daily life. PMDD is a chronic disease that requires treatment when it occurs. Available treatments include lifestyle modifications […more]

Endometriosis can increase the risk of heart disease for women

Mar 30, 2016 | | Say something

risk women from heart disease may increase if you have endometriosis. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the journal Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes The researchers suggest that women with endometriosis – in particular younger women -. They may have an increased risk of heart disease. The research was led by […more]

Endometriosis: new project to combat the disease “hidden” puts patients in their hearts

Mar 23, 2016 | | Say something

Women with endometriosis – a debilitating pain associated with infertility – are being invited to join a research project that aims to shape possible future treatments. The initiative will join women with endometriosis, caregivers and health professionals to prioritize research areas believe have not yet been addressed. The aim of the project is to identify […more]

What is amniotic fluid? What makes amniotic fluid?

Mar 3, 2016 | | Say something

Amniotic fluid is a clear liquid, yellow that is within the first 12 days after conception and into the amniotic sac surrounding the baby growing in the womb. 04.01 The amniotic fluid has many important functions and is vital for the healthy development of the fetus. 1.2 However, if the amount of amniotic fluid in […more]

security “female Viagra”, questioned the effectiveness in the new study

Feb 29, 2016 | | Say something

The drug flibanserin, approved last year by the Food and Drug Administration US to increase sexual desire in women who are entering menopause, has limited benefits and negative effects, according to findings published in Archives of Internal Medicine . flibanserin :. effectiveness seems to be limited disorder hypoactive sexual desire disorder (HSDD), also known as […more]

Should we soften our approach to female genital mutilation?

Feb 23, 2016 | | Say something

In an article published this week in the Journal of Medical Ethics wonders if some forms of FGM should be legalized in the United States. They argue that not allowing minor versions of the operation is a form of cultural bias. Somalia has one of the highest rates of female genital mutilation. female genital mutilation […more]

Uterine Prolapse: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Feb 9, 2016 | | Say something

Uterine prolapse is a condition that occurs when pelvic floor muscles are no longer strong enough to withstand uterus. As a result, the uterus down into or through the vagina. In the US, the Health Initiative of Women found some degree of prolapse in 44% of women participants. Among these women, 14% of prolapsed were […more]