Obstetrics & gynaecology

Do hormonal contraceptives impact glaucoma risk?

Women who currently use hormonal contraceptives face more than a 2-fold higher risk of developing glaucoma, according to an analysis of electronic medical records for women aged 15-45 years from 2008 to 2018. The British ...

Oncology & Cancer

Better choice of contraceptives can prevent breast cancer

Hormonal contraceptives, e.g. the pill, the patch, and the vaginal ring, contain synthetic hormones that prevent pregnancy by either stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus to stop sperm from passing through the cervix ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

CDC: Self-administered subcutaneous DMPA should be made available

(HealthDay)—Self-administered subcutaneous depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (DMPA-SC) should be made available as an additional approach for contraception, according to research published in the May 21 issue of the U.S. ...

Neuroscience

7 facts women should know to prevent and recognize stroke

It's telling that although stroke is the third leading cause of death for women in the U.S., and that twice as many women die of stroke than of breast cancer, most women aren't aware of these facts.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Is it possible to predict when a woman will enter menopause?

Despite all the advances in medicine, some basic questions remain. For example, people cannot be told with any certainty how long they'll live. Nor can it be predicted exactly when a woman's childbearing years will end. However, ...

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