Home Remedies to Relieve Menstrual Cramps

Period pain can be so painful that doctors have actually given it a medical name. It’s called dysmenorrhea, and it’s a very common condition. More than half of women who menstruate report some pain from period cramps each month, according to the American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG). Cramps without a doubt can hinder … Read more

What Is a Pap Test?

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            Other than our reproductive organs, men and women are pretty much the same. In general, what affects one usually affects the other. However, one of those differences is the risk of cervical cancer in women. Cervical cancer was once the leading cause of death in women until HPV vaccines (read more about HPV here) and pap tests increased the female population’s survival. A Papanicolaou (pap) test, or pap smear, is a preventative screening measure to identify cells in your cervix that are abnormal or will one day become cancerous. If you’re new to pap tests, or it’s just been a while since you’ve completed one, read on for a rundown on what to expect from Oohvie

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How to Talk to Your Daughter About Her First Period

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           How and when to initiate “The Talk” is a question that vexes most parents. When is too soon, when it’s too late, what information should you give her, what questions will she ask, how can you prepare for those? There’s a lot to consider. One thing is certain: Your daughter’s first period is a huge moment in her lifetime, marking her transition from childhood to womanhood. It’s normal for her to feel bewilderment, wonder, fear, and curiosity about her body.

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What Is Hormone Replacement Therapy?

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If you’re going through menopause, then you know that the symptoms can be uncomfortable and, in some cases, even life-altering. Between the mood swings, night sweats, and hot flashes, you might wonder if there is anything out there that can offer you some relief. Hormone replacement therapy (HRT), also called estrogen replacement and menopausal hormone therapy, is considered one of the most effective treatments to relieve uncomfortable symptoms. The treatment replaces the estrogen that your body stops making when you enter menopause. Once you choose to begin the therapy, you must decide how you would like the hormones administered.

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Chemicals & Feminine Products—Dangerous or No Big Deal?

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If you have a cellphone and access to the internet, then you have probably heard tell of the heated debates surrounding feminine hygiene products and the possible adverse side effects caused by chemical products used in their construction. Oohvie took a deep dive into the science of your safety for the long-term use of mainstream feminine products. Read on to get the facts.

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Why Your Period Is Heavy

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What Is Heavy Menstrual Bleeding?

Heavy menstrual bleeding is one of the most common medical issues women report to providers. One out of every five American women suffers heavy periods each year (CDC, 2017). Here Oohvie shares what heavy bleeding is, what causes it, and treatment.

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