Knowledge is power, so get informed. Here you’ll find women’s health facts and information about medical care.
If you're a woman in your 20s or 30s, take control of your health with these simple steps.
Learn about recommended medical tests for your 20s and 30s.
If you're a woman in your 40s or 50s, follow these simple steps to stay strong and healthy for a lifetime.
Find out what medical tests are recommended for women over 40.
Keep track of tests and procedures you need after the age of 40 and take it with you to your next doctor appointment.
If you're a woman in your 60s and beyond, follow these simple steps to stay strong and healthy for a lifetime.
Rightly or not, women are often seen as being under the influence of their hormones. As a result, they are said to be subject to hormonal "tides" or hormonal "storms."
Doctors may use estrogen tests to help check on concerns with puberty, fertility, menopause, and other conditions.
A progesterone test can help your doctor check on ovulation or possible fertility problems, make sure everything is OK if you’re already pregnant, or help find out why you have abnormal bleeding from your uterus.
There are several ways to do a breast biopsy. The sample of breast tissue will be looked at under a microscope to check for cancer cells.
A gynecologist is a doctor who specializes in women's reproductive health. Obstetricians care for women during their pregnancy and just after the baby is born.
During a hysteroscopy, your doctor inserts a hysteroscope -- a thin tube with light on the end -- into your vagina. She’ll be able to see into your cervix and inside your uterus.
A pelvic exam is part of a woman’s annual physical exam or pregnancy checkup. Find out what the pelvic exam involves.
A Pap smear checks cells from a woman’s cervix. Learn how the Pap smear is used to screen for cervical cancer.
If the results of your Pap test come back positive, that means your doctor found abnormal or unusual cells on your cervix.
If you think you have vaginal infection, your doctor will probably perform a test called a vaginal wet mount, or vaginal smear.