Abortion - Reasons Women Choose Abortion
In the United States, about 6 million women become pregnant per year.7 Half of all pregnancies are unintended, and of all births, about 1 in 10 newborns have been reported as "unwanted."8Each year, about 1.3 million American women have an abortion to end a pregnancy.9 This number reflects a declining abortion rate, in part because more women are using emergency contraception to prevent unintended
Abortion - Exams and Tests
Examinations and tests are used to diagnose a pregnancy and to check for any health conditions you may have that need special consideration. Regardless of whether you know that you would continue a pregnancy or have an abortion, your evaluation will include a medical history, a physical exam, and some laboratory tests. Whether you are a teenager or an adult, rest assured that the law protects ...
Abortion - Choices: Medical Abortion
Medical abortion, the use of medications to end an early pregnancy, is up to 98% effective within the first 9 weeks of pregnancy.11 As a pregnancy progresses into the late first trimester, medications are less likely to fully induce an abortion. When this happens, a follow - up surgical abortion becomes necessary to make sure that the uterus is completely clear of tissue.A typical treatment ...
Intermittent Catheterization for Women - Topic Overview
WebMD explains how to insert a catheter in women and how to care for the catheter.
Vaginoplasty and Labiaplasty
WebMD explains what a vaginoplasty and a labiaplasty are, what to expect, and more.
A breast self-examination (BSE) involves checking your breasts to help detect breast problems or changes. Many breast problems are first discovered by women themselves, often by accident.
PMS and Healthy Eating - Topic Overview
Healthy eating habits and good nutrition may help relieve some of your premenstrual syndrome (PMS) symptoms. Eat small meals high in complex carbohydrates and whole grains to keep your blood sugar levels steady throughout the day. Carbohydrates may also reduce food cravings. A balanced diet with the proper amount of protein may also help blood sugar levels remain steady. Restrict the amount ...
Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Surgery
Surgery may be used in the diagnosis or treatment of chronic pelvic pain. It is most likely to be effective when it is performed for a specific condition, such as fibroids or endometriosis.
Adonomyosis - Topic Overview
Adenomyosis is a disease that occurs when the cells that normally line the uterus grow into the muscular tissue of the uterine wall. It occurs most often in women older than 30 who have had a full-term pregnancy. It is rare in women who have not had a full-term pregnancy. Adenomyosis does not occur after menopause. But adenomyosis that was present before menopause may be diagnosed after ...
Chronic Female Pelvic Pain - Topic Overview
This topic focuses on long - lasting (chronic) pelvic pain. If you have new (acute) pelvic pain, see your health professional as soon as possible for diagnosis and treatment.