Gynecological Health

Accurate information on common gynecological ailments and their treatment

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Endometriosis and uterine fibroids are two very common women’s health conditions that have a frustratingly limited number of treatments.

UTI: an infection in the urinary system (your kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra). Most infections involve the lower urinary tract (the bladder and the urethra). Urinary tract infections are more common in women.

A Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus that may involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and other surrounding structures. It may be done for a variety of reasons: Uterine fibroids, bleeding, Uterine prolapse and Cancer of the uterus, cervix, or ovaries.

If every woman in the world received adequate health care, almost none would die of cervical cancer. Effective treatments exist for pre-cancerous conditions and for cervical cancer that is diagnosed at an early stage.

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Endometriosis and uterine fibroids are two very common women’s health conditions that have a frustratingly limited number of treatments.

Race is a strong predictor for the development of cervical cancer in the U.S., and Black women, in particular, have disproportionately higher risks for developing the disease.

It’s not possible to understand present-day reproductive coercion, or its lasting impact on marginalized communities, without understanding the United States’ long history of sterilization abuse.

TSS can affect men and women alike, however, it is mostly associated with women who menstruate. Toxic shock syndrome may occur from two different kinds of bacteria. The most common bacteria is staphylococcus aureus (staph) bacteria. The syndrome can also...

A vaginal yeast infection, also known as vuvlovaginal candidasis, is when healthy yeast over produces in the vagina.

Rx for Change: Mentioning the Unmentionable: Urinary Incontinence (UI)

By: Nancy Worcester and Marianne Whatley ,, , Deep Dive Articles

Urinary incontinence (UI) is finally something women can talk about—and do something about.  A new comprehensive study and a national meeting of UI researchers and other experts demonstrate widespread agreement that Kegel exercises and bladder training can improve UI symptoms...

Is the G-Spot Real?

By: NWHN Staff ,, , Women’s Health FAQs

While researchers from the Journal of Sexual Medicine could find no physical evidence of a G-spot in the largest post-mortem study ever on the G-spot, this does not necessarily mean that it is not real.

Some dementia symptoms in older women such as delirium or confusion may actually be caused by the cumulative effect of taking certain over-the-counter drugs, or even by urinary tract infections.

No state mandates spousal consent for this procedure, and any such proposals would almost certainly be found to be unconstitutional. That’s because hysterectomy can be considered to be a sterilization procedure, since pregnancy cannot occur afterwards.

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