The sum total of a person's actual experiences are the result of a sequence of socially defined roles, events and decisions. It is possible to examine an individual's life, and from it, deduce how events before birth and in early life influence future choices, events and the development of disease.
Menstrual cups offer a healthier, more comfortable, more environmentally friendly, and cost-effective alternative for women who are sick and tired of disposable pads and tampons.
Extremely fatigue, depression, and reduced libido are common symptoms of low testosterone (or "low T"). Read my story to discover how you can overcome this very serious condition.
Having researched extensively to try to help my partner with endometriosis I'm here to share what I have learnt.
If you've ever had a "cold sore," you have herpes. Ever had the chickenpox? Yup, herpes. Got shingles? HERPES. There is far too much stigma associated with this very common, treatable condition.
Swimming while on your period is easier than you may think. Learn about the different ways you can go swimming when it's that time of the month!
My PMDD (pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder) was debilitating. After making some changes to my lifestyle, my symptoms have reduced dramatically. Here's what I did to ease my symptoms.
Endometriosis can ruin the quality of life of any woman who suffers from it. However, making changes in the diet may prove to alleviate the symptoms.
Is there a connection between estrogenic activity and popular soy foods like tofu, tempeh, edamame, and soy milk? Research suggests soy has health implications for both women and men. Includes a chart with isoflavone levels in popular soy foods.
PMS can cause a variety of unpleasant emotional symptoms. Here's everything you need to know about why PMS can make you miserable and what you can do about it!
There are many birth control options out there. This is my experience with Tarina Fe 1/20 birth control pills: the pros and cons and how it worked for me.
According to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services estimates that of all women by the age of 50 - 70 percent Caucasian and 80 percent African American suffered from uterine fibroids.
Genetic testing is often recommended to women who have abnormal first trimester screening tests, for women of advanced maternal age, and for those considered high risk for certain genetic diseases.
Many women are worried unnecessarily when their hCG levels do not double within 48 hours. Here are four sources demonstrating that hCG levels can rise more slowly—and still be within the normal range.
Everyone has heard of the herpes virus, but did you know there are 8 different strains of the virus? This article discusses these different strains as well as their transmission.
Thinking of making the switch to a menstrual cup? You'll be glad you did! It's healthier, more comfortable, and you'll save both your money and the environment!
Are you being diagnosed with a blighted ovum? Don't worry about how far along you are or your hCG levels. Your doctor needs to be monitoring the size of the gestational sac.
The key to surviving breast cancer is early detection and treatment. By giving yourself a breast exam each month, you will notice if there are any changes in your breasts.
You should really know the facts about polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) to protect yourself, your children, and live the best life you can, sickness free. More than 50% of women in the US have these symptoms and don't believe that there's any way out, but there is!
Cervical cancer is a killer of women in the reproductive age. It's incidence is declining in developed countries, thanks to health education and proper screening methods. Unfortunately, it is still common in developing countries.
Scientific research has proven that sexual partners who practice oral sex have higher risks bacterial vaginosis.
With the discovery of this "elixir of life" came anabolic steroid abuse, treatments for those suffering from low testosterone, and research into the effects of testosterone on the developing fetus.
Dealing with a late or missed period and positive you're not pregnant? You're not alone! Read on for clues to why your period is MIA and that pregnancy test is a BFN.
For some women, perimenopause and lactose intolerance go hand-in-hand. Learn what causes lactose intolerance and how to reduce the symptoms.
Sometimes, the vagina gets a bad name. This article sets the record straight with facts about the inherent beauty of this part of the female anatomy.
Cervical cancer diagnosis is often related to factors associated with a woman’s race or ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, and geographic location. These influencers can largely determine diagnosis, treatment, and or survival rates.
When it comes to taking care of your period, women have more options than ever. And though they've been around for decades, most women have never heard of them before. I'll give you the inside scoop on menstrual cups, from why you should use them, to how.
Nausea is one symptom of perimenopause, the beginning phase of menopause. Here are some ways to relieve perimenopausal nausea and feel better.
The female genitalia is often a taboo topic even amongst women. Often, women only talk about it with their gynecologist but there are a lot of things that we should know about so we don't always end up guessing like how it should look like or smell like...Read on and be educated...It's about time.
If you suffer from severe period cramps, you need to read this article and see a doctor. Find out what may be causing the pain.
While there are women who are fine with taking contraceptives, others prefer natural solutions for shortening their periods.
You ever wonder why some people act the way they do? Hormone levels influence human behavior. In men, Testosterone is the primary hormone.
As men age, the incidence of BPH and prostate cancer rises. Beta sitosterol, a common plant phytosterol, has shown remarkable promise in reducing BPH and fighting prostate cancer.
HELLP syndrome is a life-threatening condition affecting pregnant women. It stands for Hemolysis, Elevated Liver Enzymes, and Low Platelet Count. This article discusses causes, signs, and symptoms.