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For women, staying informed on health issues includes seeking out information specific to women’s health. Their concerns on sexual health, disease and family planning are often different from those of men. Women’s health care also includes certain topics that are unique to females, such as prenatal care and screening for gynecologic cancers. Even for health issues that affect both sexes, women may experience different symptoms or have different risk factors than men.

For these reasons, HealthTree.com offers a set of articles specifically aimed at discussing female health problems and concerns in a clear and comprehensive way. An overview of some of the topics that are covered is provided below.

Female Sexual Health

For women, sexual health includes all aspects of a healthy sex life, from avoiding sexually transmitted diseases to maintaining sexual desire after menopause. Often times, women find that their concerns regarding sexual health change as they get older. The women’s health articles on HealthTree.com cover topics of female sexual health for women of all ages.

Contraception Methods

Making an informed decision about birth control is an important part of women’s health. Some options (such as birth control pills and patches) rely on hormonal regulation while others are non-hormonal (like condoms and some intrauterine devices). There are many safe options, but the choice is highly personal, and different women can have different experiences with the same method.

Common questions about birth control and contraception include:

  • What are the side effects and risks of various contraception methods?
  • What contraception methods are available and how do they work?
  • What is the effectiveness?

To find answers to these and other questions, explore the articles about available contraception methods on HealthTree.com.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Symptoms

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Approximately three out of four women experience premenstrual syndrome at some point during their childbearing years.

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) refers to a set of symptoms that occur in response to a women’s menstrual cycle. Symptoms differ from person to person, and even from one month to the next, but some of the more common PMS symptoms are:

  • Acne
  • Bloating, especially in feet and hands
  • Changes in appetite
  • Cramps in the abdomen or lower back
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Nausea.

Typically, PMS symptoms begin approximately a week before menstrual bleeding begins. Many women suffer from PMS at some point in their lives, but the severity of symptoms can vary greatly, and some women are at higher risk than others. Learn about the causes of and treatments for PMS from the articles offered here.