The sexual revolution made it acceptable for women to have premarital sex. Yet, an orgasm gap remains. Addressing the cultural forces driving this gap has social implications beyond pleasure itself.
After thousands of women spoke out against sexual harassment, scholars asked, does harassment affect women’s health? Their findings suggest that it does.
Women with urinary incontinence are often too embarrassed to seek help from their doctor. But there is more likelihood of a cure for those who receive treatment at an earlier point.
Three out of four women going through menopause suffer hot flushes, and suffer they do. But research shows the way society views ageing and menopause can reduce the severity of symptoms.
We must try harder to explore what causes endometriosis and not reinforce theories that imply fault on a woman’s part, or are shaped by old ideas about women’s roles and bodies.
Pelvic inflammatory disease’s traumatic consequences are unmatched by the low level of awareness around it. Left untreated, it can cause chronic pelvic pain, ectopic pregnancy and infertility.
While most women will have one or more episodes of uncomplicated and temporary thrush, some suffer from recurrent episodes. These can be shameful and often debilitating.
There are endless euphemisms for women’s conditions and body parts. If you can’t name a body part, how can you seek medical help if something appears to be wrong with it?
Women visit the GP more than men, particularly between the ages of 15 and 44. This difference is partly due to the management of gynaecological and reproductive issues.
Few women have heard of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and often confuse its symptoms with thrush. But improper treatment of BV can lead to persistent symptoms and distress.