Fewer than one in 100 people who use IUDs and contraceptive implants become pregnant each year, making them the most effective contraceptives. But they can be difficult to access. Here’s why.
Surgery is one option to treat endometriosis. Here’s what’s involved.
Nigerian law forbids abortion unless a woman’s life is in danger.
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In the context of Nigeria’s restrictive abortion laws, promoting access to medication abortion drugs is a life saver.
Some IVF clinics promise a lot when it comes to egg freezing but in reality, your chances come down to three key numbers: your age, the number of eggs collected and your budget.
Vabbing is the act of taking one’s vaginal secretions and using it as a perfume – while not a new trend, it is taking social media sites like TikTok by storm.
Even though every second person will get their period, it can still come as a shock. Parents can help with good information and support.
While Australians should have access to menstrual leave, they also need period-friendly policies to manage their symptoms.
Indcued abortion is common among Nigerian women.
Abortions are more often self-induced by women with drugs and dangerous substances in Nigeria due to restrictive abortion laws.
Birthing on Country services acknowledge First Nation peoples’ continued ownership of land and unique birthing practices.
One in seven women aged 45 to 74 years are at high risk of a heart attack in the next five years. But there are some things you can do today to reduce your risk of heart disease.
While men and women experience disability at similar rates, men are more likely to be diagnosed with disabilities that are more straightforward to gain access to the NDIS for.
The pandemic increased housework and childcare for women. It also exacerbated the work that keeps households and families running: the mental load.
Our knowledge of the human body, which is mostly inferred from what is observed in males, may not always hold true for females.
Unpleasant side effects from contraceptives are experienced by many women.
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Despite side effects, women continue to take contraceptives because there are no better options available.
I was motivated to improve the outcome for women with ovarian cancer by my experience as a junior doctor in London in 1985. But 36 years on, the results aren’t what we’d hoped.
Vaginismus is one of the leading causes of painful sex. Many people haven’t even heard of it, but vaginismus is extremely common and it can have a huge impact on women, their partners and relationships.
Just under one in six Australian women have PCOS but some are being diagnosed when they don’t meet the criteria.
Regular exercise reduces the risk of obesity and a number of chronic diseases.
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Just one in four Indigenous women play sport or are physically active, with many citing racism, cost and gendered expectations as barriers.
Australian women can have an early medical termination – which involves taking two oral medications – up to the ninth week of pregnancy.
Access to early medical abortion is an important part of women’s sexual and reproductive health care. Yet often country GPs don’t offer this service.
It can be difficult to get pain from endometriosis under control.
Women with endometriosis pay an average of $1,200 in out-of-pocket health costs a year. When you add lost wages and productivity, the costs add up to $30,000 per sufferer every year.