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Understanding Reproductive Health

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Don't take chances with issues as serious as pregnancy and STIs. Let's get the facts straight.

Reviewed by Lori McNeal, M.D. , | Gynecology, | Gynecology

The Basics
Birth Control
Uterine Health
Ovarian Health
Abortion

The Basics

The Facts About Women's Reproductive Health

From your first period to menopause—and everything in between—it's vital to know the basics.

It's easy to confuse the two, but doctors want you to know there's a big difference.

Let's review where to find your cervix and what it can tell you about your reproductive system.

Standing up for yourself in a clinic is intimidating, but it may save your life.

Birth Control

The Facts About Birth Control

There's no shortage of birth control options, allowing for pregnancy prevention on your terms.

An OB-GYN weighs in on the connection between birth control pills and your gallbladder.

For some, the debilitating side effects of oral birth control aren’t worth the trouble.

This permanent form of birth control comes with both risks and rewards.

Uterine Health

The Facts About Uterine Health

Keeping the uterus in good shape is key to reproductive and overall health.

Discussing your heart with your doctor might just change your treatment plan.

Phyllis Frempong, RN, explains the role diet plays in fibroid management.

This procedure can help with menstrual complications that impact your fertility.

Ovarian Health

The Facts About Ovarian Health

Ovaries play a vital role not only in reproductive health, but also in your overall well-being.

Polycystic ovary syndrome is a complex condition, but many of the symptoms are reversible.

Most ovarian cysts are benign, but understanding their symptoms and treatment can be helpful.

Polycystic ovary syndrome is scientifically linked to depression and anxiety.

Abortion

The Facts About Abortion

Women considering abortion should understand the principal facts about the procedure itself.

Abortion is often talked about as one type of procedure, but there are options.

Men can hurt after an abortion, too—sometimes with serious psychological ramifications.

Common myths create added stigma around a medical procedure that is both safe and legal.

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