Reproductive and Sexual Health

Pregnancy after 30 (January 15, 2014)

By Eleanor Mayfield It’s a trend many Americans are seeing firsthand among their family members and friends, and it’s supported by government data: more women are delaying having children until they... Continue Reading

Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Postmenopausal Hormone Therapy (March 14, 2009)

As women reach menopause and beyond, more than 80 percent will experience symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, sleep disturbance and vaginal dryness.[1] Estrogen, with or without progestin, is the... Continue Reading

Umbilical Cord Blood Stem Cells (March 14, 2009)

Umbilical cord blood stem cells save lives and provide an important resource for medical research. The moment of birth not only means the delivery of a new life into the world but also presents a onetime... Continue Reading

Cervical Cancer Vaccines (March 14, 2009)

For women in the United States, a Papanicolaou (Pap) test has become a standard part of their annual gynecologic exam. Also known as a Pap smear, the test, which was first made public in 1943 when George... Continue Reading

Tips for Sex After Cancer (March 14, 2009)

We are sexual beings from the day we are born until the day we die. Regardless of age or health, human beings are capable of sexual pleasure. Illness may affect your sexuality, but it need not end it.... Continue Reading

Regaining the Joy of Intimacy: Sex After Cancer (March 14, 2009)

Dr. Sally Kydd, coauthor of the book Intimacy After Cancer: A Woman’s Guide (Big Think Media, October 2006), refers to concerns about sexuality and intimacy as “the elephant in the room that no one... Continue Reading

Reproductive Concerns and Cancer Treatment: What You Need to Know (March 14, 2009)

Advances in diagnostic technologies and treatment strategies have improved cancer survival rates significantly since the 1970s, allowing physicians to focus not only on the ultimate goal of survival but... Continue Reading

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