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Get the latest information and tips on women's health, including sex, reproductive health, fitness and exercise, nutrition and diet advice, recipes, and more.

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Symptoms

Help! What Can I Do About My Itchy Breasts?

Could itchy breasts be a symptom of something serious, like breast cancer? Learn more here, and get tips to relieve the itch.

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Chronic Life

Chronic Disease in Women: Deadly and Costly

Find out what chronic disease is costing American women — in finances and life — and what we can do to prevent it.

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Treatment

What I Wish I’d Known Before Having Surgery for Endometriosis

“In 2013, I had the first of three laparoscopic surgeries for endometriosis. Had I known then what I know now, I could have avoided at least one of those surgeries.”

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Risk Factors

Hysterectomy Wreaks Havoc on Your Hormones

A hysterectomy can cause major hormonal changs that put you at greater risk of thyroid cancer and other thyroid issues.

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Prevention

Crazy Simple Ways to Prevent Cancer

No big life overhauls here. You can lower your cancer risk with just a few easy strategies.

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Living With

Living With Obesity: What You Should Know About Birth Control

If you're an obese woman, you may have a higher chance of unintended pregnancy, so it's important to find a birth control method that works for you.

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Medication

The Evolution of Birth Control Throughout History

From 3000 B.C. to present day, birth control has come a long way. Here's a health history lesson on how it developed into what it is today.

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Symptoms

How to Deal With Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

Are your heavy periods interfering with your life? Here are steps you can take to tackle the problem, known as menorrhagia.

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Symptoms

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.

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Treatment

Birth Control Options After Baratric Surgery

If you're planning to get weight loss surgery, here’s what you should know about contraception during your recovery and beyond.