Whether women should need a prescription to get the pill has long been controversial. But making it available over the counter would compromise the provision of comprehensive women's health care.
Research in mice shows that estrogen replacement therapy has the greatest chance of reducing cardiovascular disease risk if it is begun soon after menopause.
New research can for the first time tell us what happens when women wish to go back to the clinic to use their frozen eggs.
First robust confirmation of an old theory that links a fall in oestrogen with worsening mental health.
Women with polycystic ovary syndrome say they find it hard to lose weight. Here's what they can do to improve their symptoms and long-term health.
Do your Instagram viewing habits trigger joy or guilt? New research shows that viewing body positive content may actually improve women's body image – at least in the short term.
Breastfeeding is not a logical choice based on some health benefit but an urge, an instinct.
The White House will expand a law that cuts funding to abortion providers abroad. When the Bush-era 'global gag rule' was last in effect, abortion rates tripled in Latin America and doubled in Africa.
Female-centred health services are good, but they may detract from gender equality and men’s health.
Sexism in cardiovascular research means that heart attacks are often missed in women. And that women are less likely to receive recommended therapies and rehabilitation opportunities.
The 'egg timer' blood test reveals the quantity of eggs women have, not the quality, which declines with age. It's also expensive and can give false low readings.
Partners and wider family members often meddle in women's reproductive choices.
If women don't have access to quality emergency surgery, they can develop dibilitating complications such as fistula.
Fertility apps aim to help women understand their bodies. But while some find tracking their data a positive experience, others may feel burdened or trapped.
When a pregnancy lasts 42 weeks or more or complications arise, women will need to consider being induced.
With the exception of anger, women experience emotions more intensely and share their emotions more openly with others.
Studies show oestrogen protects against depression and psychotic symptoms. So falls in the hormone, as happens before menstruation, can lead to depressive and other symptoms of mental illness.
If symptoms of thrush persist despite treatment, you may have an entirely different condition that would not be helped by anti-fungal creams or tablets.
Adenomyosis is a different condition to endometriosis, though many women who have one will have the other.
Your body has been changing over nine months, so naturally it will take a little while to change back. But there are some things you can do to achieve a healthy weight after having a baby.