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How Often Do I Need to See My Gynecologist?

Regular gynecologist appointments help you enjoy your best health throughout life, because your gynecologist specializes in women’s health. Find out why preventive care is important and how often you should go to the gynecologist.

Sep 7th, 2021
5 Ways to Manage Menopausal Night Sweats

Menopausal hot flashes are bothersome during the day. But when they wake you up at night, they can lead to poor-quality sleep and even insomnia. Get tips for managing night sweats here, from cooling down your bedroom to trying hormonal optimization.

Aug 4th, 2021
How Does Age Affect Pregnancy?

The decision to have a baby is a big one, but a lot of factors influence your ability to get pregnant successfully. If you’re in your 30s or older, your age might be impacting your fertility more than you realize. Learn how age affects pregnancy.

Jul 11th, 2021
Who Needs a Pap Smear?

Pap smears are the best way to screen for cervical cancer, one of the most common cancers affecting women. Your risk of cancer varies based on your age, health, and other factors, and it’s time to make Pap smears part of your health care routine.

Jun 14th, 2021
What Parts of Your Body Does Endometriosis Affect?

Endometriosis is a common gynecologic condition. It happens when the tissue that makes up your uterine lining grows outside your uterus, but how far can it spread? Learn what parts of your body could be affected by endometriosis.

May 6th, 2021
What is the Billings Method?

Are you curious about family planning methods that don’t rely on hormones and devices? The Billings method could be for you. It involves tuning into your body and observing cervical mucus. Learn more about how this fertility tracking method works.

Apr 13th, 2021
Telltale Symptoms of Menopause

If you’re a woman in your 40s, you might be wondering about, and dreading, the start of menopause. From hot flashes and night sweats to mood swings, insomnia, and others, learn more about the telltale symptoms of menopause — and when it might start.

Mar 8th, 2021
Bleeding Between Periods: Is it Cause for Alarm?

Light bleeding between periods is something most women experience at one time or another. But is it normal? It’s not always a sign of something more serious, but if it’s accompanied by pain, fever, or other symptoms, it’s time to visit the doctor.

Feb 15th, 2021
4 Ways to Lower Your Risk for STDs

If you’re sexually active, you’re at risk for contracting a sexually transmitted disease (STD). STDs are common, but you can take several precautions to reduce your risk and maintain your health. Learn how to practice safe sex.

Jan 12th, 2021
How Does Endometriosis Affect Moods?

Endometriosis is characterized by painful, heavy periods. But did you know that not all of the symptoms of endometriosis are physical? Chronic pain and associated stress, along with hormonal imbalance, could cause mood swings, depression, and more.

Dec 8th, 2020
Diabetes and Pregnancy: What to Expect

Millions of American women have diabetes. It’s a common metabolic condition that can make a pregnancy high-risk, but knowing how it affects your body can help you maintain your health and enjoy a full-term pregnancy. Learn what to look out for.

Nov 10th, 2020
Menstrual Pain and Bleeding: How Much is Normal?

Most women have monthly periods. Symptoms range from irritability to bloating to cramps, but how do you know if your symptoms are more severe than normal? Learn the indications of heavy menstrual bleeding and pelvic pain and how to get treatment.

Oct 4th, 2020
What to do About Painful Intercourse

Painful intercourse is a common problem, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore it. Instead of suffering through painful sex or avoiding intercourse, learn how the right treatment could make sex enjoyable again.

Sep 7th, 2020
You're Not Alone: Getting Support After a Miscarriage

Miscarriage is emotionally and physically challenging. It’s easy to feel like you’re alone, but you’re really not. Learn to grieve in your own way and reach out to loved ones and health care experts to get the support you need after miscarriage.

Aug 19th, 2020
Bothered by Hot Flashes? Hormonal Optimization Can Help

When hot flashes get so intense that they’re interfering with your quality of life, it’s time to find a treatment that works. Learn how hormonal optimization can help to relieve hot flashes, whether you’re going through menopause or not.

Jul 22nd, 2020
How to Prevent Recurrent UTIs

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are common but painful. Many women who get one UTI will experience more of them, but you can take steps to reduce the chances of suffering these bothersome infections. Learn some tips to prevent the recurrence of UTIs.

Jun 24th, 2020
4 Benefits of Menopause

Does the thought of menopause make you cringe? Hot flashes and mood swings are but a few of many infamous symptoms, but the truth is that the changes aren't all bad. From no more periods to fewer headaches, consider some of the benefits of menopause.

May 28th, 2020
Natural Family Planning: How Does It Work?

Choosing if and when you want to grow your family is personal. If you want to prevent pregnancy, natural family planning is a method of contraception that puts you in control. Learn how it works without hormones, other drugs, or side effects.

Apr 22nd, 2020
Can Heavy Periods Cause Anemia?

Heavy menstrual bleeding can severely affect your quality of life, but it can also bring health complications like pelvic pain and anemia. Find out if your periods are abnormally heavy, and what treatment options are available.

Mar 6th, 2020
5 Common Myths About Infertility

Infertility can be heartbreaking and leave you with lots of questions. When it comes to infertility, there’s a lot of misinformation out there. Here, we help you separate fact from fiction.

Jan 9th, 2020
What Causes Abnormal Bleeding?

Abnormally heavy flow, frequent spotting, and long periods are not the norm — they can be a sign that something is wrong with your menstrual cycle. What causes abnormal uterine bleeding? Learn about it and how can you seek diagnosis and treatment.

Dec 1st, 2019
The Link Between Your Weight and Your Hormones

Did you know it's not just how much you eat and the energy you expend that can cause your weight to fluctuate, but that your hormones play a big part, too? Learn more about the hormones that affect your weight and the link between these functions.

Nov 1st, 2019
I Had a C-Section; Can I Deliver Vaginally?

You’re so grateful for the precious child you had by cesarean section. But now that you’re pregnant again, you wish you could deliver your baby without surgery. Is that possible? Yes, vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC) is possible and safe.

Oct 1st, 2019
What Makes a Pregnancy High-Risk?

High-risk pregnancy is a term health care providers use when there are possible complications that could affect the mother or child, or both, during the pregnancy. Read on to learn what factors may cause a pregnancy to be considered high-risk.

Sep 1st, 2019
Most Common Causes of Pelvic Pain

Female pelvic pain can result from problems with the reproductive or urinary systems, and the pain can range from mild to severe. Read on to learn more about the most common causes of pelvic pain and when to seek medical treatment.

Aug 2nd, 2019
My Pap Smear Results Were Abnormal — What Now?

Getting regular Pap smears is an important preventive health measure for women 65 and under. If you’ve recently learned you had an abnormal Pap smear, it’s important you seek follow-up care to ensure you stay healthy.

Jul 3rd, 2019
Does It Burn When You Urinate? You Might Have a UTI

About 50% of women report having a urinary tract infection (UTI) at least once in their lives. UTIs are painful and inconvenient, and they can lead to serious health issues if untreated. Learn more about the signs and symptoms of UTIs.

May 1st, 2019
How a Pap Test Can Save Your Life

You may have cervical cancer and not even know it. To honor National Cervical Cancer Awareness Month, get proactive about your health and schedule your next Pap test today. It could be a life-saver.

Jan 15th, 2019