The old-style speculum – soon to be replaced.
Women, rejoice. The speculum is getting a friendly makeover.
The HPV jab given from 2008 with new testing procedures from 2019 could mean women need fewer tests over a lifetime.
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Smear tests are no fun for women, and the HPV vaccine and better screening will offer better protection from cancer and fewer trips to the women.
Millions of women around the world are estimated to be living with depressive symptoms after stillbirth.
Stillbirth deeply and profoundly affects parents and families. Here are five actions in response to this hidden tragedy.
Sign of caution – or celebration?
What if the menopause was something we thought positively about or were able to discuss openly without fear of derision?
Egg donors, sperm donors and surrogates are critical participants and patients in the use of reproductive technologies - so why are their rights and heath repeatedly overlooked?
Health Canada is drafting important regulations for assisted reproductive technologies. Initial documents treat egg donors and surrogates as little more than spare parts and walking wombs.
More mammography, for instance, starting at a younger age or screening more often, isn’t necessarily better.
Calls to routinely offer breast cancer screening to more women might sound like a good idea, but can harm. Here are three questions to ask when figuring out whether more screening really is better.
A baby’s sex determines how they will respond to exposures during pregnancy.
If something goes wrong in pregnancy, a boy baby is more likely to be born malnourished or stillborn than a girl. This may have an evolutionary basis.
For a long time, medication dosages were adjusted for patient size and women were simply ‘small men’.
In medical training and practice, gender differences have at last become a vital part of diagnosis and treatment.
A new study suggested that menstruating does not impact a woman's mental performance. But the relationship between hormones and the brain isn't that simple.
A new report paints a disturbing picture about the lack of hygiene in Aboriginal communities, that particularly disadvantages girls.
Our report shows poor hygiene in remote Indigenous communities is responsible for girls missing school during their periods due to lack of products and knowledge, and feelings of shame. .
We need to change the way we monitor the pregnancies of women born in South Asia to reduce their chance of a stillbirth.
Women born in South Asian countries like India or Pakistan are more likely to have a stillbirth than women born in Australia or New Zealand.
Hundreds of women have complained of adverse reactions from transvaginal mesh implants.
Regulatory bodies approved some medical devices to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence before having data to prove their safety and efficacy.
An opinion piece in the Guardian states there is no logical way any discussion about endometriosis should focus on how it impacts men.
A study examining the sexual impact of endometriosis on male partners has caused controversy. But talking to both members of a couple about a health issue is important.
Girls in Tanzania listen to an instructor who is teaching them about menstruation.
For millions of girls and women, menstruation is a burden. Here's why helping displaced and poor women and girls with their periods is a way to show true respect for them.
Women can experience significant distress in the lead-up to their periods.
A new study found a woman's partner can help decrease PMS symptoms, rather than exacerbating them.
Exercises can help women’s pelvic floor health during pregnancy and after birth.
Women need to be given more information about pelvic floor health during and after pregnancy.
There’s more to ageing than wrinkles and crow’s feet.
A recent study suggests Australian women are ageing 20 years earlier than their US counterparts. But this claim deserves some close scrutiny.
Women (and their partners) can give their baby the best start in life by eating well even before they conceive.
Thinking about trying for a baby? Then now is the time for you and your partner to "spring clean" your food and lifestyle habits.
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The US is the largest donor to the United Nations Population Fund, which mandates access to high-quality sexual and reproductive health services and voluntary family planning.
Hot flushes and night sweats are the most common symptom of a female reproductive milestone known as the menopause.
The root of the black cohosh plant has a long history of use in Europe and became popular around the world after receiving German approval as a non-prescription drug for hot flushes in 2000.