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Health Tip: What to Expect From a Gynecologist Visit

Health Tip: What to Expect From a Gynecologist Visit

(HealthDay News) — Visiting a gynecologist is important for women to maintain reproductive and sexual health. Latest Women’s Health News Most females should begin seeing a gynecologist at the age of 21, or earlier if they are sexually active, says the University of California at Santa Barbara. Women should expect the following at a gynecologist […]

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Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts

Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts

Minor vaginal cuts and tears are common and often occur when a person is removing body hair or engaging in sexual activity. People with certain hormonal, skin, and immune conditions may be more likely to get vaginal cuts or tears. Minor vaginal wounds are usually harmless, but they may cause mild pain and discomfort for […]

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What to expect during IUD insertion

What to expect during IUD insertion

An intrauterine device or IUD is a small T-shaped device that a doctor or nurse can implant into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is among the most effective forms of reversible birth control with a failure rate of less than 1%. The insertion is a minor medical procedure that only takes a few minutes. […]

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Menstrual cups: Everything you need to know

Menstrual cups: Everything you need to know

While menstrual cups have been around for many years, they have only recently become popular.A menstrual cup is a small, bell-shaped cup that a person can insert into their vagina to collect menstrual blood during a period. They are made of medical-grade silicone, rubber, or plastic and are usually reusable. People simply empty the cup, […]

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Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

Male-Hormone Gene May Help Cause Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Polycystic ovary syndrome is a common cause of infertility and type 2 diabetes, but little is known about its origins. Now, new research suggests a gene involved in male hormone production plays a big role in the disorder’s development. “We’re […]

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What Couples Considering IVF Need to Know

What Couples Considering IVF Need to Know

Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In vitro fertilization (IVF) is widely used in the United States to help infertile couples have children. But there are a number of things people should know when considering it, an infertility specialist says. “Many factors … can affect the success of an IVF cycle, […]

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What causes spotting before a period?

What causes spotting before a period?

Spotting before a period is generally harmless, and there is not always an obvious cause. However, spotting is sometimes an early sign of pregnancy or an indication of hormonal changes in the body. Spotting is light, irregular bleeding from the vagina that is noticeable but not substantial enough to soak a pad or liner. Spotting […]

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Returning to Intimacy After Childbirth

Returning to Intimacy After Childbirth

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “No sex for six weeks” used to be the standard advice following childbirth and, according to many doctors, it is still a good practice to allow healing. But it’s not a hard-and-fast rule. Although a woman is at the highest risk […]