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10 Facts About Hormonal Birth Control and Your Health

From pills to patches, this is what every woman needs to know right now.

By Marjorie Korn
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Uterine Fibroids: What You Need to Know

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

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Have You Noticed? Autoimmune Diseases Are on the Rise

No, you’re not imagining it. Studies have found an uptick in chronic conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis.

By Lara DeSanto
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Can Menopause Trigger a Shingles Outbreak?

We dig into what doctors really know about shingles in women over 50.

By Tracey Minkin
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10 Birth Control Options for Every Life Stage

From progestin injections to the good ole condom, here’s how to prevent a pregnancy in a way that works for you, right now.

By Sarah Ludwig Rausch
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Is Testosterone Therapy Safe for Women?

Testosterone is often prescribed to boost a low sex drive, but the research on its long-term effects remains questionable.

By Sarah Ellis
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Are You Using the Best Birth Control for You?

Current birth control not cutting it? But not sure what to try? Take this quiz to discover a doc-approved method perfect for you.

By Erin L. Boyle
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The One Thing That Every Woman Should Know About Her Heart

A new report highlights a decline in awareness among younger women and women of color.

By Sarah Ellis
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How to Prevent and Treat UTIs

Urinary tract infections can be extremely painful. Here’s what you need to know to stop them in their tracks.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
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10 Conditions That Mess With Your Menstruation

Got period problems? It could be linked to a reproductive disorder or chronic stress. Learn more, here!

By Sarah Ellis
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Should Paid Period Leave Be a Thing?

This controversial idea could be a game-changer for women with chronic reproductive conditions—but it could also create unexpected problems.

By Sarah Ellis
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Uterine Fibroids’ Disproportionate Impact on Women of Color

Racial disparities in the severity of fibroids–plus barriers to accessing treatment–make this common condition more serious for Black women.

By Sarah Ellis

Meet the Experts

Eileen Bailey
Health Writer

Eileen Bailey is an award-winner author of six books on health and parenting. She specializes in ADHD, Anxiety, Sexual Health, Skin Care, Psoriasis and Skin Cancer.

Mary Shomon
Patient Advocate

Mary Shomon is a patient advocate and bestselling author on thyroid disease, diabetes, weight loss and hormonal health.

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.
Health Professional

Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D., LCCE, CLC, AdvCD(DONA) is a childbirth educator, doula, founder of Childbirth.org, and author.