Increasingly, medical researchers are finding that when it comes to the health and well-being of men and women, there is indeed a difference. That’s why it’s important to find trusted sources of information that report the latest health findings and directives geared specifically toward women.
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A woman’s reproductive health can have a profound influence on her well-being. These sites discuss different aspects of reproduction, such as the conditions that can affect the uterus, fertility, birth control, pregnancy and menopause.
- Even if having children isn’t in your plans, it’s important to keep your reproductive system healthy. According to the Cleveland Clinic, regular screenings and treating diseases are important for good health.
For birth control and emergency contraception …
has a comprehensive guide to birth control that can help a woman select a birth control method that is comfortable and fits her lifestyle. The specific types are described in-depth, along with the pros and cons of each method.
has a page for teens that describes the effectiveness of different birth control methods, and links to more in-depth descriptions of them. Of 100 couples who use birth control pills, for example, only five to eight will get pregnant in a year; 85 of 100 couples who use no contraception will become pregnant in a year.
Our Bodies Ourselves
explains the different types of emergency contraception available and has a question and answer section. Our Bodies Ourselves is a Boston-based nonprofit organization that publishes a women’s health book of the same name.
For abortion …
presents an excerpt from a pamphlet put out by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. Read about the different types of medical and surgical abortion procedures, and some of the complications that can occur.
For teens and STDs …
has a page that describes what sexually transmitted diseases and infections are; why they are dangerous; and how they are spread. Sexual activity at a young age and unprotected sex are two factors that increase a person’s chance of getting an STI or STD. Scroll down the page for links that describe specific conditions.
For cervical cancer …
The American Cancer Society
has an in-depth cervical cancer guide. Besides describing the disease, the guide also addresses causes, prevention, diagnosis and the variety of standard, complementary and alternative treatments available for it; use the links on the right to access these topics.
For uterine conditions …
has an interactive tutorial on endometriosis that covers what it is and how it’s caused, diagnosed and treated. The tutorial is also available in a PDF
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