Despite celebrity endorsements and growing popularity of the practice, there's still little scientific proof to support these claims.
Although research can provide us with useful evidence to help inform our decisions, underfunded research areas still mean that women are being left in the dark.
While evidence has indicated women who take menopausal hormone therapy have a marginally increased risk of breast cancer, it's equally important we talk about the benefits of the treatment.
New research suggests the clitoris is equally as important for reproduction as it is for sexual pleasure. But the evidence behind that claim is up for debate.
Health services are routinely falling short when it comes to providing care to lesbian, bisexual, trans and other sexual minority women.
Westminster has pushed Northern Ireland to fall into line with the rest of the UK when it comes to women's reproductive rights and marriage for same-sex couples.
Women will experience symptoms in the time leading up to menopause. This period is known as perimenopause.
The story of how human eggs became an integral part of a multi-billion dollar global fertility industry starts in a unlikely place: the sex lives of farm animals.
Providing affordable pregnancy tests to women in low-resource countries is a critical, yet under-appreciated, way to improve their health.
3D mammography is becoming more widely available, but is it superior to the traditional 2D technology for breast cancer detection? The answer isn't clear-cut.
While not all men are willing to become involved in women and children’s health, some situations force them take on 'women’s work'.
It's normal for expectant mums to worry about how their activities might affect their baby's health. But when it comes to vigorous exercise, the evidence shows there's nothing to worry about.
Doctors who won't perform abortions on religious grounds may have stronger legal protection and may not be compelled to refer women to an alternative provider. Here's why that's bad news for women.
A study published recently in The Lancet indicated menopausal hormone therapy is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. How can we interpret the results?
A new advertising campaign for pads that features blood marks a moment when new attitudes to menstruation are gaining traction.
How an implant is designed, tested, regulated and discussed with patients tends to disadvantage women. It's time that changed.
It's time characters on TV reflected not only women's experience of heart disease but those of men from diverse backgrounds if we want to prevent more people dying from heart disease.
Women who have had gestational diabetes during pregnancy are at higher risk of developing type 2 diabetes. But regular checks, a healthy diet and exercise are can help to manage this risk.
Women might find themselves reaching for sweets and potato chips in the two weeks before their period, even if they don't have a diagnosis of PMS. An OBGYN explains these cyclical food cravings.
Exercise can help relieve period pain.