In some parts of the world, a woman's vagina is cut and sewn together to heal in such a way that she will no longer enjoy having sex. The good news is that procedures have been developed to reverse some of the damage that has been done to women who have undergone a female genital mutilation called type 3 infibulation. This type of infibulation is performed by cutting the majora labia (these are the lips surrounding the outer side of the vagina) and then suturing the lips together so the two sides of the majora labia heal together.
If you have reached midlife and are considering hormone replacement therapy to help you get through midlife changes, there are some concerns of which your doctor should make you aware. Issues erupt if your doctor discovers that you already have tumors or polyps growing on your endocrine glands. If that is the case, you will need to proceed with caution. Here is how you can proceed with hormonal replacement therapy (HRT) and not encourage tumor, polyp or nodule growths.
While most parents do not want to think that their teen daughters would be engaging in sexual activities, more parents today are realizing that this is a common occurrence. If you are a parent of a teen girl and want to help her protect herself during sexual activities, you may want to consider taking her to an OBGYN to discuss birth control options and methods for having safe sex. This topic can be embarrassing for parents and teens, but taking this step could prevent your daughter from developing a disease and getting pregnant.
If you are in your first trimester of pregnancy and you have been suffering quite a bit from nausea and/or vomiting, you will most likely want to take steps in alleviating these symptoms quickly. Up to 90% of women suffer from morning sickness while pregnant due to increased hormone activity. As your body adjusts to your pregnancy, you may feel some relief. In the interim, here are some ways you can try to feel a bit better.
When you find out that you are pregnant, your focus shifts to caring for and protecting your unborn child as it grows. This also involves taking care of your own health as well. However, there are some health conditions that may leave you confused and unsure of how to proceed with care and treatment that will protect both your health and the health of your unborn child. If you are diagnosed with melanoma while you are pregnant, this will be one such incident that could leave you unsure of what to do.