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There’s Help for Women Who Can’t Achieve Orgasm

Tags: female sexual dysfunction, hormones, sex, sexual dysfunction, sexual health

We don't often think about what needs to happen to go from arousal to a satisfying orgasm. Unfortunately, some women find they cannot climax during sex. The good news is that this is a treatable problem.


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Drug Can Help You Avoid Infertility from Chemotherapy

Tags: breast cancer, cancer, cancer treatment, chemotherapy, estrogen, fertility, hormones, infertility, menopause, ovarian cancer, pregnancy

A new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage caused by chemotherapy and go on to have children later.


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What You Should Know About Infertility’s Most Common Cause

Tags: fertility, hormone therapy, hormones, infertility, infertility treatments, ovarian cysts, ovaries, PCOS, polycystic ovary syndrome, pregnancy

Most ovulation problems result from a condition called polycystic ovarian syndrome, or PCOS. Fortunately, relatively inexpensive oral drugs can effectively treat PCOS, allowing many women to conceive.


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Hormone Therapy: Know the Facts

Tags: bone health, hormone therapy, hormones, hot flashes, menopause, osteoporosis, ovarian cancer

Hormone Therapy is one of the best ways for women to get relief from the symptoms of menopause, but a lot of misinformation about this valuable treatment persists. Get the facts about HT’s benefits and risks.


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Sex Drive and Menopause: 50 Shades of Normal

Tags: estrogen, female sexual dysfunction, hormones, menopause, ob/gyn, perimenopausal, postmenopausal, sex, sexual dysfunction

How often should you have — or desire — sex? Experts say there is no right answer. Sexual dysfunction simply refers to anything causing distress or interpersonal difficulty in the bedroom. If this issue is troubling you, find expert tips.


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Foods to Put You in the Mood (Video)

Tags: aphrodisiac, chocolate, endorphins, hormones, serotonin, sex, valentine's day 2013

Science hasn’t proven that any food is a true aphrodisiac. But some foods have ingredients that can definitely stimulate our senses and put us in the mood for love.


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There’s Hope After Miscarriage

Tags: depression, hormones, miscarriage, pregnancy

Obstetrician Elisa Ross, MD, talks about miscarriages and why they happen. She also offers some uplifting statistics about the chances of a healthy pregnancy after miscarriage.


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Women in Their 40s: Going Through Those Changes (Video)

Tags: cholesterol, diabetes, health screenings, hormones, HPV, menstruation, Pap smears, perimenopause, thyroid, women of all ages series

Your 40s are a time of transition. Holly L. Thacker, MD, discusses the many changes to your body and how your women’s health physician can help you cope with them.


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Hair Loss in Women

Tags: androgens, estrogen, hair follicle, hair loss, hormones, menopause, postmenopausal estrogen therapy, telogen effluvium, testosterone, vitamins

Female patterned hair loss is 90 percent is genetic and 10 percent is hormonal. If you notice more than 150 hairs shed per day (compared to the usual 100 hairs) it is time to be evaluated by a physician.