A miscarriage can feel so discouraging, and some couples might be afraid to try again. The good news is that most women who have miscarriages – even multiple miscarriages – go on to have successful pregnancies.
Many women experience sexual dysfunction at some point or at several points during their lives. Discover what options may be best for you.
Hot flashes are a signature of menopause that can really interfere with a woman’s sleep. When they happen during the day, often women can muscle through them – remove a sweater, turn on a fan. But when they heat up at 3 a.m., they can wake women up and leave them sweaty, restless and tired. … Read More
We don’t often think about what needs to happen to go from arousal to a satisfying orgasm. Your mind needs to stay clear and focused, your nerves sensitive and then blood needs to flow to all the right places. There’s a mental, emotional and physical aspect to sex, and unfortunately a variety of problems can … Read More
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Chemotherapy for young women with breast cancer has a serious permanent side effect: infertility due to irreversible damage to the ovaries. But a new study shows that a hormone-blocking drug taken during chemotherapy can help young female breast cancer patients avoid ovary damage and go on to have children later. Researchers presented results of the … Read More
Contributor Rebecca Flyckt, MD, FACOG The process of becoming pregnant begins with – and depends on – ovulation, when a woman’s body releases an egg from one of her ovaries to be available for fertilization. Ovulation problems are the most common cause of female infertility. They occur in about 20 percent of the 6.1 million … Read More
Good news should be newsworthy. However, there has been a constant stream of negative news about menopausal hormone therapy (MHT) in the last 10-plus years since the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI), a 15-year research program to address health issues in postmenopausal women. Apparently, bad news sells. However, misinformation kills. The good news about menopausal hormone … Read More
You may have heard recent news sites debating the effectiveness of Hormone Therapy (HT). Despite a lot of misunderstanding around HT, it is, by far, the most effective treatment available for women struggling with menopause – relieving hot flashes, vaginal dryness and sleeplessness. It also has been shown to: Reduce by 30 percent the death … Read More
Sex and menopause may seem like odd bedfellows. Especially if you’re one of the 15 to 70 percent of menopausal or postmenopausal women with sexual dysfunction, such as low desire or painful intercourse. Why do studies report such varying percentages? Perhaps because when it comes to sex, there are 50 shades of “normal,” according to … Read More
No food has been scientifically proven to stimulate the human sex organs. But some foods can certainly promote blood flow and stimulate our senses. Registered dietitian Carolyn Snyder talks about the ingredients in hot chili peppers that not only increase blood flow and heart rate but release endorphins, creating a feeling of happiness. Fresh … Read More