If night sweats and day sweats aren’t enough to ruin a normal day, now your clothes seem to be shrinking a bit. At least that’s what you keep telling yourself. Now the knockout punch comes; you begin to realize how menopause can affect your sleep schedule.
Women who have never had trouble falling asleep or staying asleep find that suddenly their rest is disturbed, or they can’t sleep at all. So, what does it all mean, and should you be concerned?
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What was commonly known as the Sexual Revolution back in the 1960s and early 1970s burst on the scene due to the invention and FDA approval of the birth control pill. That little pill managed to change how the US and the rest of world think about sexual health, and still does today.
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Intrauterine devices, abbreviated as IUDs, have been around for years. However, they only recently became popular among women in the United States.
Learn why so many women are choosing IUDs as their method of birth control, and whether or not this type of birth control may be ideal for you.
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Many women experience weight gain as a side effect to menopause. Your body is trying to deal with a reduction in estrogen, and as a result, you are likely to see a few extra pounds added to your frame.
The worst part of this news is that women are not always using best practices when they attempt to lose this added weight during postmenopause. The transition of menopause leaves a woman’s body susceptible to many risks including osteoporosis and heart disease.
Fortunately, by making small changes to your diet and exercise routine, you can lose the weight in a way that is truly healthy for a postmenopausal woman.
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The CDC estimates that 20 million new Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) infections occur each year, and sexually experienced persons aged 15-24 make up over one-half of all new infections.
With so much information in the public eye about using condoms to prevent STDs, why do the numbers continue to rise?
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Pregnancy is a joyful time for moms-to-be, but as you decorate the nursery and plan for the baby’s arrival, don’t forget to take precautions to prevent prenatal infections. They can be dangerous for both mother and baby.
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While ovarian cancer is only the ninth most common cancer in women, it is the leading cause of death for cancers of the female reproductive system.
The ovaries are responsible for releasing eggs during ovulation and producing female hormones. Over time, cancerous cells can develop on ovarian tissue.
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When It’s Time for Your First Gynecology Visit, What You Should Know.
If you’re scheduling your first visit and are curious what a gynecologist is, you aren’t alone. Many women have questions when it comes to seeing a gynecologist and when they should schedule an appointment.
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