Women’s Health

Sperm needs to come into contact with the vagina for pregnancy to occur. Fingering is very unlikely to introduce sperm to the vagina and cause pregnancy, but it can happen. Fingering can only cause pregnancy if a person’s fingers are covered in preejaculate or ejaculate when they insert them into the vagina. In this article,
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Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive need more of certain vitamins and minerals than other people, especially folic acid. Some women with very healthy and varied diets may already get enough essential nutrients through their diet. But many women take prenatal supplements to ensure they are getting a full range of vitamins
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Low urine output is a symptom that people who are sick and have lost too many liquids commonly experience. It also occurs in people who have an obstruction in their urinary tract. However, the body may produce less urine for several different reasons, which will require different treatments. Oliguria is the medical term for low
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In this study, researchers determined if a mobile app in conjunction with in-person counseling could help in increasing physical activity in women who are normally inactive. Though physical activity is important for maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle, the average American adult does not exercise enough. This disparity is especially evident between genders since it has
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By studying a large cohort of women who had already been through menopause, researchers have found that cardiovascular risk is associated with body shape, which results from how fat is distributed in the body. Existing studies have suggested that a person’s body mass index (BMI), calculated in reference to their total weight and height, is
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Many health and hygiene guides advise women, in particular, to avoid shaving or waxing all or most of their pubic hair to maintain their “natural barrier” against sexually transmitted infections. But is this a misconception? Many women, often for perceived aesthetic reasons, trim or shave part of their pubic hair, and some choose to go
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High-grade serous ovarian cancer is the most common form of ovarian cancer. In most people, the cancer develops resistance to chemotherapy and returns. Now, a new study raises hopes for a different kind of treatment. Working with cell cultures, researchers found that an enzyme they call isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) encourages the proliferation of high-grade
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An obstetrician-gynecologist, or OB-GYN, is a healthcare professional that specializes in female reproductive health. People trained as OB-GYNs specialize in both obstetrics and gynecology: obstetrics involves working with pregnant women, including delivering babies gynecology involves the female reproductive system, treating a wide range of conditions, including sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and chronic pain In this
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Recent clinical trials have indicated that immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy, which is designed to unleash a patient’s immune system to attack cancer, has been revolutionary in its implications for breast cancer treatment, especially for its potential to treat patients with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). Despite the fact that most breast cancer patients are
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