Obstetrics & gynaecology

Maintaining vaginal health as you age

With periods, pregnancies and pap smears in the rearview mirror, menopausal women may stop tending to health below their waist. Worse yet, they may accept that pain is their new companion during exercise, sex and everyday ...

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 ...


Range of treatments can lessen heavy periods

Dear Mayo Clinic: After almost a year of having a period that is much heavier than normal, my gynecologist recommended an IUD as treatment. How does this work, and is it safe? I am 38, and I'm done having children, but don't ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Pattern of estrogen-progestin use from 1970 to 2010 described

(HealthDay)—The use of estrogen-progestin has varied over the past 40 years, peaking in the 1990s and declining in the early 2000s, according to a study published online Sept. 8 in Obstetrics & Gynecology.

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Progestin Tx reasonably effective for early endometrial cancer

(HealthDay)—Conservative management with oral progestin can be a reasonable treatment option for many patients with stage 1A endometrial cancer, according to research published in the July issue of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

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