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Women's Health

Abstinence & Celibacy

1870 Members
Sexual abstinence is the practice of voluntarily refraining from some or all aspects of sexual activity. Common reasons to deliberately abstain from the physical expression of sexual desire include religious or philosophical reaso...

Breast Cancer

1324 Members
  • Breast cancer is a cancer that usually originates in the ducts or lobules of the breast. In general, cancer occurs when the body creates cells far in excess of what the body normally requires. These cells group tog...

Cervical Cancer

619 Members
  • Cervical cancer is a malignancy of the cervix. Worldwide, it is the second most common cancer of women. It may present with vaginal bleeding but symptoms may be absent until the cancer is in advanced stages, which ...


4259 Members
  • Endometriosis is a common medical condition where the tissue lining the uterus (the endometrium, from endo, "inside", and metra, "womb") is found outside of the uterus, typically affecting other organs in t...

Female Sexual Issues

2077 Members
Sexual dysfunction or sexual malfunction is difficulty during any stage of the sexual act (which includes desire, arousal, orgasm, and resolution) that prevents the individual or couple from enjoying sexual activity. Sexual dys...

Healthy Sex

4136 Members
  • This community is dedicated to an open discussion about healthy sex and sharing thoughts and feelings about sexuality and improving one's sex life. Most active adults desire to have an active and fulfilling sex lif...


2008 Members
  • Papillomaviruses [ Human papillomavirus ] are a diverse group of DNA-based viruses that infect the skin and mucous membranes of humans. More than 100 different human papillomavirus (HPV) types have been charact...


66 Members
Hypogonadism is a medical term for a defect of the reproductive system that results in lack of function of the gonads (ovaries or testes). The gonads have two functions: to produce hormones (testosterone, estradiol, antimullerian ...


1119 Members
A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, usually done by a gynecologist. Hysterectomy may be total (removing the body and cervix of the uterus) or partial (also called supra-cervical). Surgical removal of the ovaries ...


7482 Members
Infertility is the inability to naturally conceive a child or the inability to carry a pregnancy to term. There are many reasons why a couple may not be able to conceive, or may not be able to conceive without medical assistance. ...

Infertility, Secondary

652 Members
"Secondary infertility" is difficulty conceiving after already having conceived and carried a normal pregnancy. Apart from various medical conditions (e.g. hormonal), this may come as a result of age and stress felt to provide a s...


3375 Members
Menopause is the physiological cessation of menstrual cycles associated with advancing age. It normally occurs in women between the ages of 45 and 55, when the body begins to slow and stop the production of eggs, estrogen and prog...


7111 Members
  • Miscarriage or spontaneous abortion is the natural or accidental termination of a pregnancy at a stage where the embryo or the fetus is incapable of surviving, generally defined at a gestation of prior to 20 ...


613 Members
  • Osteoporosis is a disease of bone in which bone mineral density (BMD) is reduced, bone microarchitecture is disrupted, and the amount and variety of non-collagenous proteins in bone is changed. Osteoporotic b...

Ovarian Cancer

706 Members
  • Ovarian cancer is a malignant ovarian neoplasm (an abnormal growth located on the ovaries). It is the fifth leading cause of cancer death in women, the leading cause of death from gynecologic malignancies and the s...

Painful Intercourse

265 Members
Dyspareunia is painful sexual intercourse, due to medical or psychological causes. The term is used almost exclusively in women, although the problem may occur in men. The causes are often reversible, even when long-standing, but ...

Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)

5659 Members
  • Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS, also known clinically as Stein-Leventhal syndrome), is an endocrine disorder that affects 5-10% of women. It occurs amongst all races and nationalities, is the most common hormo...

Pre-menstrual Syndrome (PMS)

1217 Members
Premenstrual Stress Syndrome (PMS, also called Premenstrual Stress, Premenstrual Tension, PMT, Premenstrual Syndrome, Periodic Mood Swing) is stress which is a physical symptom prior to the onset of menstruation. PMS should not be...


5121 Members
  • Pregnancy is defined as beginning when the developing embryo becomes implanted into the endometrial lining of a woman's uterus. In some cases where complications may have arisen, the fertilized egg might implant it...

Pregnancy - Teens

1146 Members
This community is dedicated to the experience of being pregnant, specifically as a teenager. Pregnant teenagers face many of the same obstetrics issues as women in their 20s and 30s. However, there are additional medical concerns ...

Pregnancy After Loss/Infertility

1978 Members
Pregnancy always presents challenges, but for those who have struggled to get pregnant or have lost a previous child, a new pregnancy brings additional stress. This community is dedicated to those who have lost a previous pregnanc...

Sexually Transmitted Diseases - Female

703 Members
  • Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) - also known as sexually transmissible diseases, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) or (infrequently) venereal diseases (VD) - are diseases or infections that have a signifi...


1906 Members
  • A stillbirth occurs when a fetus which has died in the uterus, during labor, or during delivery exits a woman's body. The term is often used to distinguish from live birth or miscarriage. Most stillbirths occur in ...

Toxic Shock Syndrome

11 Members
Toxic shock syndrome (TSS) is a rare but potentially fatal disease caused by a bacterial toxin. Different bacterial toxins may cause toxic shock syndrome, depending on the situation. The causative agent is Staphylococcus aureus. A...

Trying To Conceive

1532 Members
Whether you are just beginning your journey to create your family, or you have been trying for a few months and would like some information about the best ways to succeed in becoming pregnant, the TTC community will provide you wi...

Uterine Cancer

311 Members
  • Uterine cancer is cancer of the uterus. The most common form of uterine cancer is endometrial cancer, cancer of the endometrium, the inner lining of the uterus. Cancers of the muscular layer of the uterus or myomet...

Vaginal Cancer

49 Members
  • The vagina is the canal leading from the cervix (the opening of uterus) to the outside of the body. Vaginal cancer is not common. When found in early stages, it can often be cured. There are two main types of v...

Vulvar Cancer

241 Members
  • Cancer of the vulva (also known as vulvar cancer) most often affects the inner edges of the labia majora or the labia minora. Less often, cancer occurs on the clitoris or in Bartholin glands (small mucus-produ...