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.
Tokophobia is a pathological fear of pregnancy and can lead to avoidance of childbirth.
A century ago, Russian leaders staged mock trials on rape and abortion to educate citizens about new Soviet laws and values. Then, as now, victim-blaming and 'he said, she said' marred the verdict.
Endometriosis can cause a number of severe symptoms, including period pain. But painful periods alone aren't a surefire indicator of endometriosis. Here's what else to look out for.
Iron deficiency anaemia is an under-recognised condition, but one that can have serious health consequences.
Here's how to choose a bra that's right for you.
Abortion support is high in Argentina, even among Catholics. That puts the church, which opposes an abortion bill up for vote on August 8, in the awkward position of fighting a law its members demand.
Rigid gender roles and stereotypes are key drivers of violence against women. So let's challenge these by starting young.
A woman's work on her body will never be done if she wants to live a normal life.
The impact of Venezuela's medical crisis is not gender-neutral.
If you haven't had kids you probably haven't given much thought to your pelvic floor muscles. But 5 out of 5 experts say all women should regularly exercise them.
Laws providing for safe access protect the dignity and safety of staff who need access to their workplace and women who need access to health-care services without harassment and intimidation.
It had looked like the vote would be close but, in the end, the people opted resoundingly for repeal.
The UN has repeatedly criticised Ireland's laws. It's time to change the Constitution.
A lawyer reports from Ireland days ahead of this vital vote.
The almost total ban on abortion in Ireland does not work to protect women's health.
Like their predecessors, today's feminists can get mired in disagreements over strategies and goals. The celebrated feminist text suggests a more constructive approach.