Providing birth control to women at no cost substantially reduced unplanned pregnancies and cut abortion rates by 62 percent to 78 percent over the national rate, a new study shows.
In the most comprehensive look yet at the safety of abortion, researchers at UC San Francisco have concluded that major complications are rare, occurring less than a quarter of a percent of the time, about the same frequency ...
(HealthDay)—Women's fears that pregnancy pounds will linger are validated by new research that suggests three-quarters of new mothers are heavier a year after giving birth than they were before becoming pregnant.
(HealthDay)—For women with overactive bladder, medications delivered as a daily dose correlate with small reductions in urge incontinence episodes and voiding, according to a review published online May 6 in Obstetrics ...
(HealthDay)—Primary debulking surgery and chemotherapy in an optimal timeframe is associated with the longest survival time for elderly women with advanced ovarian cancer, according to a study published in the January issue ...
Denise Foyle had been pregnant for just 23 weeks when she gave birth to her daughter, Bryn. She weighed one pound and three ounces, and measured only 12 inches long.
Millions of women suffer from unexplained vulvar pain so severe it can make intercourse, exercise and even sitting unbearable.
(HealthDay)—Women who've battled or survived an estrogen-dependent form of breast cancer often encounter vaginal symptoms linked to their treatment, especially around the time of menopause.
(HealthDay)—For patients undergoing a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP), a lidocaine spray is safe and effective for local anesthesia, according to a study published online Aug. 5 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.
(HealthDay)—Researchers have found it's possible to detect ovarian cancer gene mutations in vaginal fluid samples—a finding they hope is a step toward an effective screening test for the disease.