Fertility

woman researching fallopian tube disorders

What Fallopian Tube Disorders Should Women Know About?

We don’t often think about our reproductive organs unless they don’t seem to be working right — or we’re cursing them for ruining our plans during a menstrual cycle. Your fallopian tubes serve one primary purpose: acting as a pathway for an egg to travel from your ovaries to the uterus. But what fallopian tube […] Read more…

is a sudden change in menstrual cycle length worrisome at all

Is a Sudden Change in Menstrual Cycle Length Worrisome?

Think of the menstrual cycle as a hormone-driven 30-day calendar your body follows naturally. Day one is when you begin your period and start to bleed, called menstruation. This bleeding typically ends on day three or five. On day 14, ovulation will occur. If the egg is not fertilized by the 25th day, it will dissolve, […] Read more…

will i still have a period after a partial hysterectomy procedure

Will I Still Have a Period After a Partial Hysterectomy?

Women undergo hysterectomies for various reasons, from uterine fibroids to certain forms of cancer. Different types of hysterectomies exist: full, partial and radical. With a full or radical hysterectomy, the entirety of the uterus is removed, sometimes along with other organs in the case of a radical hysterectomy. If you’re wondering, “Will I still have […] Read more…

just how common is infertility in females

How Common Is Infertility in Females?

Few things frustrate young women hoping to conceive more than getting their monthly visit from the cardinal yet again. Infertility plagues many women when it comes time to add to their family. But how common is infertility in females? The answer hinges on the stage of life a woman is experiencing, her overall health and, […] Read more…

how to stop taking birth control pills safely and correctly

How to Stop Taking Birth Control Pills Safely

Weaning off birth control pills can take time, so the earlier a woman ditches them, the sooner she will be able to conceive. But because birth control pills affect the female hormonal system, weaning off them without suffering undue side effects can sometimes prove difficult. It’s important to learn how to stop taking birth control […] Read more…

what is endometriosis in women

What Is Endometriosis?

Suffering from unusually painful periods? Having difficulty conceiving? Women experiencing these symptoms should ask their OB/GYN about their risk of endometriosis. But what is endometriosis? Endometriosis affects one out of every 10 women between the ages of 15 and 49. While the impact of endometriosis varies in severity, even mild cases of endometriosis may cause complications. Here’s […] Read more…

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