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 UrineBreast Augmentation (Enlargement)
Breast CancerBreast Cancer - Hereditary Factors
Breast LumpsBreast Pain
Breast Reduction (Reduction Mammoplasty)Breast Screening
Breast Uplift (Mastopexy)Breast-feeding
CA125 Blood TestCervical Cancer
Cervical Screening (Cervical Smear Test)Cervical Suture
Chlamydia - GenitalChorionic Villus Sampling
Colposcopy and Cervical TreatmentsCombined Oral Contraceptive (COC) Pill
Common Problems of the CervixCondoms for Women
Contraception After Having a BabyContraception from 40 to the Menopause
Contraception GuideContraceptive Implant
Contraceptive InjectionContraceptive Patch
Contraceptive Vaginal RingCystitis (Urine Infection) in Women
Delaying a PeriodDiaphragms and Caps
Domestic ViolenceDyspareunia (Pain Having Sex)
Early Pregnancy Signs and SymptomsEmbarrassing Problems
Emergency ContraceptionEndometrial Hyperplasia
EndometriosisEpilepsy - Contraception/Pregnancy Issues
Fat Transfer to Breast (Lipofilling)Female Sterilisation
FibroidsGenitourinary Prolapse
GonorrhoeaHeavy Periods (Menorrhagia)
Human Papillomavirus (HPV) ImmunisationHydatidiform Mole
HysterectomyHysterosalpingography
HysteroscopyIncontinence - Picture Summary
Incontinence/Bladder ChartInfertility - a Basic Understanding
Infertility - a Summary of TreatmentsIntrauterine Contraceptive Device
Intrauterine SystemItchy Vulva (Pruritus Vulvae)
Lichen SclerosusLower Urinary Tract Symptoms in Women
MammogramMastitis
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 EndometritisPostpartum Psychosis
Pre-eclampsiaPregnancy - Abortion
Pregnancy - Chickenpox ContactPregnancy - Common Problems
Pregnancy - Diet and LifestylePregnancy - Dyspepsia
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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