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Ovarian cysts are fluid-filled sacs in the ovary. They are common and usually form during ovulation. Ovulation happens when the ovary releases an egg each month.

Vulvodynia is pain of the vulva, which includes the labia, clitoris, and vaginal opening, that does not have an identifiable cause. For many women, this pain may feel like burning, stinging, aching or throbbing in one specific area or throughout...

For the greatest protection against cancers caused by HPV, all girls and boys who are 11 or 12 years old should get the recommended series of HPV vaccine.

Painful periods, also known as dysmenorrhea, are the most commonly reported menstrual disorder.

Just before your period begins, the amount of estrogen in your body drops, triggering these migraines. Thankfully, there are a few different ways you can help to prevent and manage your migraines.

During the initial weeks of treatment, hormone levels may increase before they decline. As a result, you may notice that symptoms of puberty get worse before they get better. Within one to two months of treatment, you should see these...

It was Thanksgiving, late afternoon—I glanced out my window to see a woman on our new neighbor's patio, bending over, clutching her abdomen, rocking back and forth. She was clearly in agony.

Do I need to have my ovaries removed to prevent ovarian cancer?

Endometriosis is a chronic disease that affects women during their reproductive years. It occurs when uterine-lining tissue is found growing outside of the uterus, typically resulting in immense pain during and between periods, heavy and long menstrual cycles, gastrointestinal upsets,...

Lupron is the most frequently prescribed medication to treat women with uterine fibroids; however, evidence shows the use of Lupron comes with serious risks. Lupron reduces the amount of estrogen women produce by shutting down the pituitary gland to shrink...