In Western countries, girls are taught to believe that having a regular period is good, as it shows their reproductive system is healthy and ready for when they want to have babies. More than that, these girls grow up believing that an absent period is necessarily a sign of pregnancy or anomaly.…


The modern woman has to juggle between being an employee, a mother, a wife, a student, a friend and much more. With such a hectic daily schedule, it is easy for women to ignore medical symptoms since they don’t always have time to visit the doctor. But for the sake of your health and overall wellbeing,…


Unfortunately, the complex nature of endometriosis has led to creation of several myths and misconceptions, in an effort to explain it. Research shows that the condition affects an estimated 176 million women throughout the world. But still, only a small number of women understand what exactly it…


   Anorexic patients suffer from a serious mental condition known as anorexia (or anorexia nervosa) that often leads to anxiety about their body shape and weight. The anxiety comes out of fear of being fat or the desire to remain slender, and thus they often strive to keep their weight at the possible…



   Androgens are generally looked upon as male hormones, but some are also found in women. The most common androgen found in women is testosterone. Women produce one tenth of the testosterone produced by men. Nevertheless, this small amount of testosterone in women serves some very important functions.…


   Maintaining a healthy diet during pregnancy is very important. During this period, the developing baby requires a lot of nutrients to develop properly. Nutritious foods for pregnant women ensure the mother stays healthy, which alleviates the possibility of opportunistic diseases and other health…


Vaginal prolapse is a medical condition that many people are not even aware it exists. Even though its name gives the impression that it is something that affects the female vagina, it actually describes the effect and not only the area targeted. In simple terms, vaginal prolapse occurs when some…


   When it comes to sex, there are many topics that people are too shy to ask experts about or discuss with friends. One of them is sex after pregnancy. Most of us do not even know the “basics” of the subject, like how long after giving birth a woman should refrain from having sex. In this article,…


   Are you pessimistic or optimistic? That probably doesn’t sound like the most useful of questions to you. In fact, you would probably assign such a question to the realm of the personal, to be discussed with your close friends and family, possibly even a psychiatrist.

   It is certainly…