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Menopause – Treatment Options.

During the peri-menopausal time (the time that leads up to a woman’s last period), her oestrogen/estrogen and progesterone levels fall.  This fall in hormone levels gives the symptoms we associate with this time. There are a lot of different treatments … Continue reading

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The Vagina – An Owner’s Manual. 8 Top Tips for Every Woman over 40.

When you’re in your 20s and 30s you probably feel you know your vagina pretty well – after all you may be busy having periods, sex and babies.  And you know the rules about douching (don’t), leaving tampons in (not … Continue reading

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Sex and Ageing. How to Keep the Fun Going.

One of society’s most enduring taboos is around sex and physical intimacy as we age.  It’s something that even medical professionals are shy of talking about unless a patient directly asks directly. Sexual desire often doesn’t decrease with age either … Continue reading

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Is It OK To Have Sex During My Period?

This is a question a lot of women ask and the answer is personal to each couple. It will depend on: Both partners’ personal preference How heavy your period is Precautions around pregnancy Precautions around disease prevention. We’ll look at … Continue reading

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Can you prevent bladder infections by changing your diet?

Many women suffer with frequent bladder infections that make their lives miserable.  These infections can also be difficult to treat, which is frustrating for the patient and physician. Can natural methods help to prevent bladder infections from recurring?  That’s what … Continue reading

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How to do a testicle self-exam.

Women are always being encouraged to do their breast self-exams and the embarrassment has all-but gone from the subject.  But what about a man’s crown jewels?  They can get lumps and bumps too, but who ever tells you how to … Continue reading

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Deciding on birth control: the birth control ring.

The birth control ring is a very reliable method of birth control.  It sits in the vagina for 3 weeks; you then remove it and you’ll have your period. Here, we’ll look at the pros and cons of using the … Continue reading

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Contraceptive choices for women going through the menopause.

There are a lot of choices when it comes to contraception and you may have used different methods at different times in your life. As you approach the menopause the chances of pregnancy reduces as your hormone levels change.  Your … Continue reading

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Deciding on birth control: The birth control patch.

The birth control patch is a fairly new form of birth control and contains hormones that are similar to those in the combined birth control Pill.  The advantage is that you don’t have to remember to take a pill every … Continue reading

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Deciding on birth control: Female sterilization. Permanent contraception for women.

Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control, so it should only be done when you and your partner are sure that you don’t want more children, or don’t want children at all. It’s a more complicated and longer operation … Continue reading

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