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 VaginosisBacterial Vaginosis - Causes
Bacterial Vaginosis - DiagnosisBacterial Vaginosis - Prevention
Bacterial Vaginosis - SymptomsBacterial Vaginosis - Treatment
Bartholin's Cyst and AbscessBlood in Urine
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 Insufficiency and Suture (Incompetence and Cerclage)
Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)Chlamydia - Genital
Chorionic Villus SamplingColposcopy and Cervical Treatments
Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC) PillCommon Problems in Pregnancy
Common Problems of the CervixCondoms for Women
Contraception After Having a BabyContraception from 40 to the Menopause
Contraception GuideContraceptive Implant
Contraceptive Implant - Changing from other methodsContraceptive Implant - How it works and who can have it
Contraceptive Implant - Insertion, monitoring and removalContraceptive Implant - Pros and cons and side-effects
Contraceptive InjectionContraceptive Patch
Contraceptive Vaginal RingCystitis (Urine Infection) in Women
Delaying a PeriodDiaphragms and Caps
Diet and Lifestyle during PregnancyDomestic Violence
Domestic Violence - Effects of domestic violenceDomestic Violence - How can I get help?
Domestic Violence - How can I help someone else?Domestic Violence - Questions to ask yourself
Domestic Violence - What is domestic violence?Dyspareunia (Pain Having Sex)
Dyspepsia in PregnancyEarly Pregnancy Signs and Symptoms
Ectopic PregnancyEmbarrassing Problems
Emergency ContraceptionEndometrial Hyperplasia
EndometriosisEpilepsy and Planning Pregnancy
Fat Transfer to Breast (Lipofilling)Female Sexual Dysfunction
Female SterilisationFetal Alcohol Syndrome
FibroidsGenitourinary Prolapse
GonorrhoeaHeavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ImmunisationHydatidiform Mole
HysterectomyHysterosalpingography
HysteroscopyInfertility
Infertility TreatmentsIntrauterine Contraceptive Device
Intrauterine Contraceptive Device - Fitting, monitoring and changingIntrauterine Contraceptive Device - How it works and who can have it
Intrauterine Contraceptive Device - Pros and cons and side effectsIntrauterine System
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Investigations
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Outlook (Prognosis)Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - Symptoms & Causes
Itchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae) - TreatmentsLichen Sclerosus
Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms in WomenMammogram
MastitisMedicines for Urinary Urgency and Incontinence
Menopause - Alternatives to HRTMenopause and Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)
Midstream Specimen of Urine (MSU)Migraine and Combined Hormonal Contraception
Migraine Triggered by PeriodsMiscarriage and Bleeding in Early Pregnancy
Morning Sickness in PregnancyNatural Family Planning
Obstetric CholestasisObstetric Cholestasis - Causes
Obstetric Cholestasis - ComplicationsObstetric Cholestasis - Diagnosis
Obstetric Cholestasis - SymptomsObstetric Cholestasis - Treatment
Ovarian CancerOvarian Cancer Symptoms Diary
Ovarian CystOveractive Bladder Syndrome
Pelvic Inflammatory DiseasePelvic Pain in Women
Period Blood Loss ChartPeriod Pain (Dysmenorrhoea)
Periods and Some Period ProblemsPlanning to Become Pregnant
Polycystic Ovary SyndromePostnatal Depression
Postpartum EndometritisPostpartum Psychosis
Pre-eclampsia, Eclampsia and HELLP SyndromePregnancy - Abortion
Pregnancy - Chickenpox ContactPregnancy - Labour
Pregnancy - Multiple (eg, Twins/Triplets)Pregnancy - Screening Tests
Pregnancy and DiabetesPregnancy and High Blood Pressure
Pregnancy and HIVPregnancy and Physical Activity
Pregnancy and SmokingPremature Labour
Premature Ovarian InsufficiencyPremenstrual Syndrome
Prenatal Screening and Diagnosis of Down's SyndromeProgestogen-only Contraceptive Pill (POP)
Recurrent Cystitis in WomenRubella (German Measles) and Pregnancy
Safer SexSexual Assault
Sexually Transmitted InfectionsStress Incontinence
Surgical Treatment Options for Heavy Vaginal BleedingThe Female Reproductive System
TrichomonasTurner Syndrome
Urge IncontinenceUrinary Incontinence
Urine Infection in PregnancyUrine Infection in Pregnancy - Causes
Urine Infection in Pregnancy - DiagnosisUrine Infection in Pregnancy - Symptoms
Urine Infection in Pregnancy - TreatmentUrodynamic Tests
Uterine (Endometrial) CancerUterine (Endometrial) Cancer - Causes
Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer - DiagnosisUterine (Endometrial) Cancer - Prognosis
Uterine (Endometrial) Cancer - SymptomsUterine (Endometrial) Cancer - Treatment
Vaginal Discharge and Vaginal BleedingVaginal Dryness (Atrophic Vaginitis)
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection)Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - Causes
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - DiagnosisVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - Prevention
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - SymptomsVaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - Treatment
Vaginal Thrush (Yeast Infection) - Treatment of recurring thrushVulval Cancer
Vulval Intraepithelial NeoplasiaVulval Problems
VulvitisWhy Wasn't I Prescribed Antibiotics?