Posts Tagged: Women’s Health Issues

Understanding Endometriosis

Unless you or someone you know has endometriosis, it’s likely a condition you’ve heard of but don’t know much about. The sad truth is that a lot of the symptoms of endometriosis—namely, pain associated with menstruation—have become normalized. Women expect their period to cause pain and are therefore unlikely to speak up or even realize… Read more »

Tips for Getting Your Doctor to Take You Seriously

When you’re experiencing new or chronic unexplained symptoms, your first instinct (hopefully) is to head to the doctor. After all, we’ve been taught that doctors are healers and caregivers who are dedicated to restoring and maintaining our health. With their extensive education and medical experience, what reason should you have not to trust that they… Read more »

6 Ways Stress Can Affect Women’s Health

It’s no secret that stress can affect your health. Think about it—how do you feel when you start to get overwhelmed? Your heart probably beats faster, your stomach might churn, a tension headache may set in, and other physical symptoms likely manifest. Women are even more likely to feel stress symptoms than men, and the… Read more »

It’s Time We Stop Believing These Myths About Women’s Health

Women’s healthcare has come a long way in the last few centuries. Doctors no longer diagnose women with “hysteria” when they exhibit things like chest pain, infertility, trouble swallowing, or simple emotions. Chainsaws are no longer used to cut out sections of a woman’s pelvis if she’s struggling to give birth vaginally. But although we… Read more »

Let’s Talk About Vaginal Itching

Vaginal itching—no woman likes to talk about it and, even more so, no woman likes to experience it. The uncomfortable sensation can range from mild and brief to severe and persistent. Despite any conclusions you may jump to though, it is usually not cause for major concern. In fact, almost every woman will experience vaginal… Read more »

Lab Device Helps Scientists Study Female Reproductive Cycle

Half of the human population has female reproductive organs, and yet a significant amount of mystery still surrounds women-specific health issues. But hope may be on the horizon: only a few weeks ago, scientists revealed they had successfully created a miniature device that can mimic the female reproductive cycle. What does this mean for women… Read more »