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Reproductive health encompasses the beginning of menstruation for women, choosing the right birth control method for you and your partner, preventing contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and for women, ending with the menopausal transition.

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    • Menstrual Cramps Menstrual cramps (pain in the belly and pelvic area) are experienced by women as a result of menses. Menstrual cramps are not the...learn more »
      In This Article
      Menstrual Cramps Article
      • Menstrual cramps facts
      • What are menstrual cramps?
      • How common are menstrual cramps?
      • What is dysmenorrhea?
      • What causes menstrual cramps?
      • Why are some cramps so painful?
      • Can menstrual cramps be measured?
      • What other factors influence menstrual cramps?
      • What are the symptoms of menstrual cramps?
      • How are menstrual cramps diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for common menstrual cramps (primary dysmenorrhea)?
      • What if the cramps are very severe?
      • Are there surgical solutions?
      • What is the treatment of secondary dysmenorrhea?
      • What is the long-term outlook (prognosis) for menstrual cramps?
    • Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) There are many symptoms involved in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy. The first early pregnancy symptom is typically...learn more »
      In This Article
      Pregnancy (Week By Week, Trimesters) Article
      • Pregnancy facts*
      • Introduction
      • What is the first trimester (week 1-week 12)?
      • What is the second trimester (week 13-week 28)?
      • What is the third trimester (week 29-week 40)?
      • How will my baby develop week by week?
      • What are the changes that happen to a woman's body during her 1st, 2nd, and 3rd trimesters of pregnancy?
      • Body aches
      • Breast changes
      • Constipation
      • Dizziness
      • Fatigue, sleep problems
      • Heartburn and indigestion
      • Hemorrhoids during pregnancy
      • Itching
      • Leg cramps
      • Morning sickness
      • Nasal problems
      • Numb or tingling hands
      • Stretch marks, skin changes
      • Swelling
      • Urinary frequency and leaking
      • Varicose veins
    • Menopause Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstrual periods permanently stop, also called the "change of life." Menopause...learn more »
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      Menopause Article
      • Menopause facts
      • What is menopause?
      • At what age does a woman typically reach menopause?
      • What conditions can affect the timing of menopause?
      • What are the symptoms of menopause?
      • What are the complications and effects of menopause on chronic medical conditions?
      • Are hormone levels or other blood tests helpful in detecting menopause?
      • What are the treatment options for the symptoms of menopause?
      • Hormone therapy for menopause
      • Other medical therapies for menopause
      • Alternative therapies for menopause
      • Non-hormone therapies for menopause
      • Lifestyle factors in managing menopause symptoms
    • Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Sexually transmitted diseases, or STDs, are infections that are transmitted during any type of sexual exposure, including...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sexually Transmitted Diseases in Women (STDs) Article
      • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs, formerly referred to as sexually transmitted infections or STIs)?
      • Gonorrhea
      • Chlamydia
      • Syphilis
      • Genital Herpes
      • Human Papillomaviruses (HPVs) and Genital Warts
      • Chancroid
      • Ectoparasitic Infections
      • Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
      • Hepatitis B
      • Hepatitis C
      • Conclusions
    • STDs in Men Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections transmitted during sexual contact. They may be caused by viruses, bacteria,...learn more »
      In This Article
      STDs in Men Article
      • What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
      • Who is at risk for STDs?
      • What causes STDs?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of STDs?
      • List of STDs in men
      • Chlamydia
      • Gonorrhea
      • Trichomoniasis
      • HIV
      • Genital herpes
      • Genital warts (HPV)
      • Hepatitis
      • Syphilis
      • How are STDs diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for STDs?
      • What is the prognosis for STDs?
      • Can STDs be prevented?
    • Infertility Infertility is the diminished ability to conceive a child. The primary cause of infertility in men is a sperm disorder. In women,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Infertility Article
      • Infertility facts*
      • What is infertility?
      • Is infertility a common problem?
      • Is infertility just a woman's problem?
      • What causes infertility in men?
      • What increases a man's risk of infertility?
      • What causes infertility in women?
      • What things increase a woman's risk of infertility?
      • How does age affect a woman's ability to have children?
      • How long should women try to get pregnant before calling their doctors?
      • How will doctors find out if a woman and her partner have fertility problems?
      • How do doctors treat infertility?
      • What medicines are used to treat infertility in women?
      • What is intrauterine insemination (IUI)?
      • What is assisted reproductive technology (ART)?
      • How often is assisted reproductive technology (ART) successful?
      • What are the different types of assisted reproductive technology (ART)?
      • Surrogacy
      • Gestational carrier
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