Women's Health Team

Find information about the major medical issues facing women, from breast cancer and heart disease to menopause and osteoporosis, and get tips for healthy living from our Center for Specialized Women's Health.

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Incontinence? Sling Removes Your Fear of Sudden Sneeze

Tags: bladder, botox, ESTEEM trial (Effects of Surgical Treatment Enhanced with Exercise for Mixed Urinary Incontinence), incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic floor surgery, pelvic surgery, sneezing, urine leakage

Sling surgery is a good option to treat one of the two most common types of female urinary incontinence, known as “stress incontinence,” when sudden stresses from laughing, sneezing or coughing lead to leakage.

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Mammograms Still Can Save Your Life

Tags: breast cancer, breast exam, breast health, mammograms, women's health

A study that casts doubt on the usefulness of mammograms for long-term cancer survival may have grabbed headlines recently. But health experts maintain that annual mammograms for women over age 40 will save lives.

Female Reproductive System

Simple Procedure Treats Cervical Cancer Early

Tags: cancer, cervical cancer, fertility, LEEP procedure, Pap smears, pap test

Early detection and treatment of pre-cancerous tissue has resulted in a significant decline in cervical cancer rates over the last 70 years. Find out how a simple electrosurgical procedure aids in the fight.

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Fertility Drugs Tied to Multiple Births (Video)

Tags: embryoscope, fertility, infertility, IVF, pregnancy, video

A study links the use of fertility treatments and an increased rate of multiple births — but a decline in the number of triplets and other high-order births when using in vitro fertilization (IVF).

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Fertility After Cancer: Know Your Options

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cryotherapy, embryo, fertility, ovarian cancer, sperm

Most cancer treatments affect fertility for both men and women. In most cases there are ways to maintain the ability to become pregnant or father a child, by freezing sperm, eggs, embryos, or ovarian tissue.

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Skip Periods With Birth Control (Video)

Tags: birth control, periods, video

Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, explains how hormonal birth control pills can be safely used to skip periods.

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Gynecology Appointment During Your Period (Video)

Tags: health screenings, menstrual cramps, menstrual flow, menstruation, ob/gyn, obstetrics, video

If you ever thought you should cancel or reschedule a doctor’s appointment because of your period, think again. Colleen Raymond, MD, OB/GYN at Cleveland Clinic, explains why you should keep your appointment.


Tubal Reversal: 5 Facts About Your Fertility

Tags: fertility, IVF, sexual health, tubal ligation, tubal ligation reversal

What happens if you change your mind after “having your tubes tied” and want to have more children? In most cases, you have options.

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Breast-Saving Therapies for Cancer Patients (Video)

Tags: breast, breast cancer, breast cancer awareness month, breast cancer treatment, mastectomy, women's health

Advancements in screenings allow for early detection of breast cancer. As breast cancer patients fare better and live longer, it is more important than ever that their quality of life be high. How they feel about themselves and their bodies is important.

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What You Should Know About Breast Reconstruction

Tags: breast cancer, breast cancer awareness, breast reconstruction, mastectomy

What will happen to my breasts? Women diagnosed with breast cancer face that question — but they also have answers in reconstruction.