Endometriosis often means years of severe pain, lost productivity and dismissed symptoms before getting a diagnosis — followed by ineffective treatment. New funding aims to change this pattern.
Many of the preventable pregnancy-related deaths documented by the CDC are directly attributable to failures and barriers in the maternal care system.
There are currently no effective tests to screen for ovarian cancer. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to recognize and prevent it.
As it debunks old myths and uncovers previously ignored facts, science is finding that the vagina is both complex and busy.
Doing a ‘just in case’ wee too often, making a lifetime habit of it, can kick off a vicious cycle. You can end up training your bladder to ‘think’ it needs to go when it’s only slightly full.
Sexual health experts say it’s a misconception that the cervix is insensitive, which can have implications for some medical procedures.
Most women in the US give birth lying flat on their back, anesthetized. An obstetrician investigates why this is and whether this is always the best approach.
California teenager Jahi McMath’s family refused to accept the diagnosis of brain death. Her case opens up a number of questions – among them – what role did race play?
Unlike condoms, which need to be used every time with sex, or the pill, which must be taken every day, LARC doesn’t require any action after placement in the body and is immediately reversible.
Medical research suggests cervical cancer screening for women under the age of 25 has little impact. Women should therefore be screened at a later age, and less often.