Women's Health

Women's Health Women's health refers to health issues specific to human female anatomy. These often relate to structures such as female genitalia and breasts or to conditions caused by hormones specific to, or most notable in, females. Women's health issues include menstruation, contraception, maternal health, child birth, menopause and breast cancer. 

How Green Cars Benefit The Health Of Those Who Aren’t Driving Them

By | Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:12

Living close to a major road may increase a woman’s risk of dying from sudden cardiac arrest.

Med Schools Are Avoiding Abortion, So Now There's An Online Course

By | Mon, 10/06/2014 - 15:04

The University of California, San Francisco, is starting an online course this month to help health care providers better understand the safety of abortions.

Why Healthy Women Should Be Refusing Testosterone Therapy

By | Fri, 10/03/2014 - 15:02

Women who use testosterone therapy to treat sexual dysfunction are at risk for changing levels of cholesterol, acne, and excessive hair growth.

Surprise, Surprise: Free Birth Control Reduces Teen Pregnancies, Abortions

By | Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:00

Teens who are given free birth control devices don't get pregnant nearly as often, and thus avoid having abortions too. Now, pro-lifers may want to consider which is worse: abortions or contraception?

Loving (By Caring For) Your Breasts

By | Fri, 09/19/2014 - 08:00

As the owner of a pair of breasts, you are tasked with the important responsibility of maintaining their well-being.

Woman Creates Taboo-Busting Comic Book To Teach Girls About Their Periods

By | Mon, 09/15/2014 - 14:25

Menstrupedia is a friendly (and taboo-busting) guide to periods intended to help girls and women stay healthy and active during their periods and throughout their lives.

Why A Missouri Lawmaker's Attempt To Deny Daughters' Access To Birth Control Will Ultimately Fail

By | Sun, 09/14/2014 - 09:58

A Missouri lawmaker renews his case to personalize health care coverage in order to deny birth control access to his daughters.

When Talking About Women's Periods Is Hard, Play 'Tampon Run'

By | Sat, 09/13/2014 - 14:59

"Tampon Run" hopes to change the stigma surrounding a woman's period. Not gonna lie, it's fun, too.

Shaving South-Of-The-Border Can Be Dangerous For Women

By | Fri, 09/05/2014 - 17:03

Removing pubic hair can result in a variety of complications, including epidermal abrasions, ingrown hairs, and genital infections.

Half Of Women Aged 25 To 36 Do Not Know Where Their Vagina Is

By | Wed, 09/03/2014 - 13:58

Half of young women are unable to correctly identify the vagina on a diagram of the female reproductive system, and only one in five can name one symptom of any gynecological cancer.

11 Birth Control Facts That Will Blow Your Mind [VIDEO]

By | Mon, 09/01/2014 - 12:17

Here are 11 birth control facts that may surprise you.

Being Embarrassed Over Hot Flashes Is Costing Women Millions

By | Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:50

Women who do not receive treatment for hot flashes, whether it be over embarrassment or a fear of cancer risk, end up losing a lot of money due to lost wages and health care visits.

What Does A Porn Star's Sex-A-Thon Say About Society?

By | Sat, 08/23/2014 - 10:55

A porn star decided to put on a sex stunt to pay for her boob job. But now under contract, she can't back out even if she wanted to.

The Condition That May Be Major Risk Factor For UTIs In Young Girls

By | Fri, 08/22/2014 - 15:50

New research finds a link between vulvitis and urinary tract infections.

Seeking A Work-Life Balance Puts Women In A Bad Light

By | Tue, 08/19/2014 - 13:24

Women already face lots of hardships in the workplace, and now they can add having a more difficult time attaining a flexible schedule for childcare to the list.