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Bleeding After Sex: Potential Causes

Noticing blood after sex can be a scary experience, but many causes are minor. Here’s what you should know.

By Eileen Bailey

5 Myths About Endometriosis

Misinformation has surrounded endometriosis for years. Here are five facts you should know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Women, Your Urine Isn’t Sterile After All

The bladder in a healthy woman contains bacteria similar to what’s found in the vagina, say researchers. Findings of a small small study dispel the common belief that healthy urine is sterile.

By Diane Domina

What Causes Bleeding Between Periods?

It’s normal to worry, but know that there are many different reasons for abnormal bleeding that can be easily treated.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What Is Pelvic Inflammatory Disease?

A big risk of PID? Scarring of the reproductive tract and, in some cases, infertility.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Ectopic Pregnancy: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

An ectopic pregnancy is a pregnancy that occurs outside of the normal parts of the uterus. Learn about diagnosis and treatment options.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What Is Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)?

PCOS affects about one in 10 women and is one of the most common causes of infertility. Here’s what you should know.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

What Is Vulvodynia?

Chronic pain in the vulva (the outer female genital area) affects 16 percent of women at some point in their lives. Learn about symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.

By Eileen Bailey

Get Your First Mammogram at 40: Here's Why

Have you had your annual mammogram yet? A 2017 study shows why annual screening mammograms starting at age 40 could save more lives through early detection.

By Phyllis Johnson

Is it Menopause, or Your Thyroid?

Since exhaustion, weight gain, and brain fog are symptoms of menopause and thyroid, it’s hard to know which it is.

By Mary Shomon