Health Information by category Women's Health

In this section there is information on conditions which affect only women (such as ovarian cysts or period problems), those which affect women but are of great interest to their partners (such as pregnancy, labour or fertility issues) and those which can be experienced by both men and women, but may be more problematic or common in women (such as breast cancer and migraine). If you have questions such as "What are pelvic floor exercises?", "How do I manage common problems of pregnancy?" or "What screening tests are done for Down's syndrome?", our doctor-authored leaflets contain information to help you.

Absent or Irregular PeriodsAmniocentesis
Antiphospholipid SyndromeAntiviral Medication for Genital Herpes
Bacterial VaginosisBartholin's Cyst and Abscess
Blood in UrineBMI Calculator
Breast Augmentation (Enlargement)Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer - Hereditary FactorsBreast Lumps
Breast PainBreast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)
Breast ScreeningBreast Uplift (Mastopexy)
Breast-feedingCA125 Blood Test
Cervical CancerCervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)
Cervical SutureChlamydia - Genital
Chorionic Villus SamplingColposcopy and Cervical Treatments
Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) PillCommon Problems of the Cervix
Condoms for WomenContraception After Having a Baby
Contraception around the MenopauseContraception Guide
Contraceptive ImplantContraceptive Injection
Contraceptive PatchContraceptive Vaginal Ring
Cystitis (Urine Infection) in WomenDelaying a Period
Diaphragms and CapsDomestic Violence
Dyspareunia (Pain Having Sex)Embarrassing Problems
Emergency ContraceptionEndometriosis
Epilepsy - Contraception/Pregnancy IssuesFat Transfer to Breast (Lipofilling)
Female SterilisationFibroids
Genitourinary ProlapseGonorrhoea
Heavy Periods (Menorrhagia)Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Immunisation
Hydatidiform MoleHysterectomy
HysterosalpingographyHysteroscopy
Incontinence - Picture SummaryIncontinence/Bladder Chart
Infertility - a Basic UnderstandingInfertility - a Summary of Treatments
Intrauterine Contraceptive DeviceIntrauterine System
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)Lichen Sclerosus
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in WomenMastitis
Medicines for Urinary Urgency and IncontinenceMenopause - Alternatives to HRT
Menopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)Midstream Specimen of Urine (MSU)
Migraine and the Contraceptive Pill or the Contraceptive PatchMigraine Triggered by Periods
Miscarriage and Bleeding in Early PregnancyNatural Family Planning
Obstetric CholestasisOvarian Cancer
Ovarian Cancer Symptoms DiaryOvarian Cyst
Overactive Bladder SyndromePelvic Floor Exercises
Pelvic Inflammatory DiseasePelvic Pain in Women
Period Blood Loss ChartPeriod Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
Periods and Some Period ProblemsPolycystic Ovary Syndrome
Postnatal DepressionPostnatal Depression - A Self Help Guide
Postpartum PsychosisPre-eclampsia
Pregnancy - AbortionPregnancy - Chickenpox Contact
Pregnancy - Common ProblemsPregnancy - Diet and Lifestyle
Pregnancy - DyspepsiaPregnancy - Early Signs and Symptoms
Pregnancy - EctopicPregnancy - Labour
Pregnancy - Morning SicknessPregnancy - Multiple (eg, Twins/Triplets)
Pregnancy - Planning to Become PregnantPregnancy - Screening Tests
Pregnancy - Urine InfectionPregnancy and Diabetes
Pregnancy and High Blood PressurePregnancy and HIV
Pregnancy and Physical ActivityPregnancy and Rubella (German Measles)
Pregnancy and SmokingPremature Labour
Premature Ovarian InsufficiencyPremenstrual Syndrome
Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis of Down's SyndromeProgestogen-only Contraceptive Pill (POP)
Recurrent Cystitis in WomenSafer Sex
Sexual AssaultSexually Transmitted Infections
Stress IncontinenceSurgical Treatment Options for Heavy Vaginal Bleeding
The Female Reproductive SystemTrichomonas
Turner SyndromeUrge Incontinence
Urinary IncontinenceUrodynamic Tests
Uterine (Endometrial) CancerVaginal Discharge and Vaginal Bleeding
Vaginal Dryness (Atrophic Vaginitis)Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)
Vulval CancerVulval Intraepithelial Neoplasia
Vulval ProblemsVulvitis
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