Gynecological Health

Why Are Women Usually Not Tested for HPV Until Age 25?

By NWHN Staff | Jun 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Are Women Usually Not Tested for HPV Until Age 25?

Many strains of HPV are low risk and are not dangerous.  These strains are especially common in people under the age of 30.  

What is Postpartum Diastasis Recti?

By NWHN Staff | May 30, 2018 | Comments Off on What is Postpartum Diastasis Recti?

Diastasis recti (DR) is much more than just a “mommy tummy” or “mom pooch,” as it is often described.

How Does Endometriosis Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

By NWHN Staff | Mar 8, 2018 | Comments Off on How Does Endometriosis Affect My Menstrual Cycle?

March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, so this question couldn’t have come at a better time! Symptoms of endometriosis are often written off as normal menstrual pain, so learning more about this condition is a great way to take charge of your health.

Valentine’s Day Questions: It’s Not Awkward, It’s Your Body!

By NWHN Staff | Feb 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Questions: It’s Not Awkward, It’s Your Body!

This Valentine’s Day, NWHN is bringing you a special extended edition of Since You Asked to address questions you might be thinking about but too afraid to ask. Remember that your health comes first!

How Do I Know if I Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

By NWHN Staff | Jan 10, 2018 | Comments Off on How Do I Know if I Have Polycystic Ovary Syndrome?

Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a hormonal disorder which is very common among those with female sex organs in their reproductive age.

What Is a Uterus Transplant?

By Evita Almassi | Dec 12, 2017 | Comments Off on What Is a Uterus Transplant?

While having children is not a goal for every single woman, there are many women who would like to conceive and give birth to a child at some point in their lifetime. Unfortunately, sometimes there are challenges experienced when trying to conceive a child. Making it difficult, and in some cases not possible, for a woman to give birth to children naturally.

When Is a Radical or Total Hysterectomy Necessary?

By NWHN Staff | Oct 12, 2017 | Comments Off on When Is a Radical or Total Hysterectomy Necessary?

A hysterectomy is a surgery used to remove a woman’s uterus. Your mother’s doctor prescribed a radical hysterectomy, a procedure in which the woman’s cervix, ovaries, and fallopian tubes are removed in addition to her uterus.

Fibroids

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Fibroids

Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors found within the uterine walls, often resulting in a change in the size or shape of the uterus.

Endometriosis

By NWHN Staff | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Endometriosis

Endometriosis is a hormonal and immune system condition that can cause severe pain and infertility. During each menstrual cycle, tissue that lines the inside of the uterus builds up and sheds.

What is Bacterial Vaginosis and How Do Women Get It?

By Evita Almassi | Sep 27, 2017 | Comments Off on What is Bacterial Vaginosis and How Do Women Get It?

Bacterial Vaginosis, typically referred to as BV, is a bacteria infection that occurs in the vagina. Women get BV when there is an imbalance in the natural PH levels of your vagina.