Pelvic exams are less-than-fun on a good day, but when you’re on your period? Yeesh. Read on to learn when to opt out and when to power through.
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Adolescent medicine specialist Ellen Rome, MD, offers some help for talking to your daughter about how to put a tampon in correctly for the first time.
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Some women experience heavier or lighter periods after having a baby and they may need treatment. Find out what to expect after baby comes.
Worried about a period that’s lasting too long? Find out what’s normal, what’s not and when it’s time to see your gynecologist.
What causes heavy periods in adolescents? It’s usually nothing to worry about, but in some cases it could signal an undiagnosed bleeding disorder. Learn to recognize the signs.
While there’s no such thing as a “normal period,” there are some generally accepted characteristics of a healthy period. Here’s a look at some of the notable period changes women can expect throughout their lives.
Losing your period can be one part of the Female Athlete Triad, a potentially serious syndrome of three interrelated conditions of health risk factors.
Why do women who live together have their periods at the same time? It’s a persistent story among women that doctors and scientists have worked to unravel.