Menopause is an inevitable stage in a woman’s life that brings about an array of physiological changes that are responsible for significant alterations in mental and physical health. Menopause causes levels of estrogen and progesterone hormones to drop, resulting in a variety of changes that many women dread. With the multitude of significant shifts that women experience during these stages of life, it is not uncommon for some women to turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with physical changes, emotional shifts, and pain that is likely to occur during these times. Unfortunately, some women fall victim to addiction during menopause.
Any of my fellow menstruating individuals know all about the struggles of menstruation. Most of us know the uncomfortable feeling of wearing sanitary products. What most of us don’t know, however, is how our sanitary products affect the environment. A menstrual cup is a game changer in all ways.
Health is something that all people should prioritize. And for females, part of prioritizing health includes visiting the gynecologist. While going to the gynecologist can be intimidating, especially for the first few appointments, reproductive healthcare is essential. So what should women expect when they visit a gynecologist?
From the title, you know that this is going to be an article not a lot of people have dove into. We hear bits and pieces about it, but never the full story. Well, I’m here to share mine.
When it comes to acute pain, men and women are not created identical. Women tend to face more occurrences of back pain due to triggers like hormonal changes, mineral deficiencies, longer working hours, or pregnancy.
Are you panicking about your first cervical screening? Are you feeling unsure what to expect? Are you worrying about what might be?
I started writing about PMDD about two years ago. I always write from my own personal experience and interest based on what I’ve researched for my own well-being. I’m not a scientist nor trying to present “medical” articles. I’m really just sharing my story, perspective, and tools that have helped me cope.
The morning-after pill is a form of emergency contraception. It is used after any unprotected sex takes place. Someone may consider using this to prevent pregnancy if there was a problem with the primary form of birth control, such as the condom breaking, or if a person is forced into unprotected sex.
So, I don't usually talk about the big "M," but today we are. Menopause has either been made fun of through funny commercials and print ads, or thought of as a personal doom, such as life ends with the completion of menopause.
Birth control pills are a form of contraception that involve the use of hormones. The pills can vary in their make up but the majority of brands are a combination pill of different hormones such as estrogen and progesterone. They come in a pack and one is taken every day until the pack is empty.
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Before I get started, let me familiarise you all with endometriosis and how it affects you. Endometriosis is where tissues that are very similar to the womb are found growing in other places such as the ovaries or fallopian tubes. It can affect women of any age; I was only 18 when symptoms started and almost 20 when I was finally diagnosed.
Birth control is any number of methods that work to prevent human sperm from reaching and fertilizing an egg inside of the vulva. The basic goal is to prevent pregnancy. There are a number of different types of birth control and each varies in effectiveness, expense, and method.