Gynecology

Who Is at Risk for Uterine Fibroids?

Who is at risk for uterine fibroids? Keep reading to find out all you need to know. What are Uterine Fibroids? Uterine fibroids are growths made up of the muscle and connective tissue from the uterus wall. Fibroids can grow as a single (one growth) or in a cluster....

The Advantages of Diagnostic Laparoscopy

What are the advantages of diagnostic laparoscopy? Let's take a look. Advantages of Diagnostic Laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a surgical, diagnostic procedure used to examine the organs inside the abdomen. It’s a low-risk, minimally invasive procedure that requires only...

What Are the Signs I’m Starting Menopause?

Are you headed for menopause? Keep reading to learn the stages and signs menopause is starting. Stages and Signs Menopause is Starting Just as puberty is marked as the start of your first period, menopause is the milestone of your last period. The time frame is...

My Birth Control Makes Me Feel Crappy: What Can I Do?

Birth control shouldn’t make you feel sick or uncomfortable. Thankfully, there are many different types of hormonal birth control, so you have options. If you have side effects after using the pill for three months, talk with your health care provider about trying...

Metrodora, A Pioneer in Women’s Health

A study of history provides many examples of women pioneers, and medicine is no exception. Although very few trace as far back as Metrodora. Metrodora, A Pioneer in Women's Health Metrodora, a pioneer in women's health is often referred to as the "Mother of...

Raising Cancer Awareness: What You Should Know

It's National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So let's talk about the risks that women face. There are many things that can affect your chances of getting cancer. Most take years to develop. While you can’t control some risk factors, like getting older, you can control...

Postpartum Depression (PPD) is More Than the ‘Baby Blues’

When you hear the word Postpartum Depression (PPD), what do you picture in your mind? Television ads for medications have done a great job of giving us a visual picture of depression, but PPD can look and feel differently than a pervasive feeling of sadness.  What are...

Understanding Hormone Imbalances and the Symptoms

Hormones. While some women hardly notice them, others dread how hormone imbalances can wreak havoc on their weight, mood, food cravings, and desire for sex. Some women feel as if they have lost control of their life for a time, but hormones don’t have to overwhelm...

News in Gynecology: The Three Stages of Menopause

Menopause affects each woman differently. Perhaps your best friend is struggling to sleep. You're drenched in sweat from each hot flash. And your sister—lucky her—is enjoying a new sense of energy and creativity. What are the three stages of menopause and what can you...

Dr. Marie Stopes: Person of Influence in Gynecology

Many men and women have paved the way for modern gynecology. Dr. Marie Stopes, our person of influence in gynecology, is one. Dr. Marie Stopes Dr. Marie Stopes, 1880-1958, was a distinguished academic scientist and the youngest Doctor of Science in Britain at that...

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