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Is eating man's ejaculation harmful for women's health?

Is eating man's ejaculation harmful for women's health?

Oral Sex: Nope. Not in general. This common sexual practice has no real health concerns outside of the normal concerns for stds. ...Read more

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How can you improve Black women's health and birth outcomes?

How can you improve Black women's health and birth outcomes?

Pre-natal care: The best way is to ensure good prenatal care. Finding that is not always easy but it is worth doing for both the mother's sake and the baby's ...Read more

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What were the results of the women's health initiative study?

What were the results of the women's health initiative study?

Difficult question : Was a biased study with avg age of 63 and lots of smokers and heart disease. No surprise there were more cardiovascular events in the first year! evened out in second year. Study was stopped too early( pushed by the drug co. That sell drugs for osteoporosis , one of main benefits of hrt) to really know if there is any increased breast cancer risk at all. Everything reads. ...Read more

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What to do if I have this biopsy before (women's health issue)?

What to do if I have this biopsy before (women's health issue)?

Unclear question: It is not feasible to respond meaningfully as you have not provided any relevant information. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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What were the problems with the womens health initiative study?

What were the problems with the womens health initiative study?

Bias: It was biased toward older women, smokers and women with heart disease. It was stopped too early to tell if there was any effect on breast cancer because of the long detection time . Most of the women may have had it already and just not known it. ...Read more

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Why are there so many men doctors in the women's health section?

Why are there so many men doctors in the women's health section?

More men: Most of this is due to the fact that there are just more male physicians. In 1975 women only made up 20% of doctors. Now there are graduating about 50% women from medical schools. Check out (goo.Gl/agnpy) for a pdf with a better explanation including trends. Best way to fix this is to encourage young women to apply for these positions. Also check out #missrep on twitter for updated info. ...Read more

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Can you explain the result of the womens health initiative study?

Can you explain  the result of the womens health initiative study?

Difficult question : Was a biased study with avg age of 63 and lots of smokers and heart disease. No surprise there were more cardiovascular events in the first year! evened out in second year. Study was stopped too early( pushed by the drug co. That sell drugs for osteoporosis , one of main benefits of hrt) to really know if there is any increased breast cancer risk at all. Everything reads. ...Read more

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How biased are these womens health promoters like nams and guttmacher?

How biased are these womens health promoters like nams and guttmacher?

Bias towards women: These organizations have tried for years to enhance the health of women and eliminate medical and political obstacles their care and well being. Yes they are biased - they are biased towards women and against the ignorance and errors of the past. ...Read more

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What's the difference in attendance at an all women's health club/gym and a regular health club?

What's the difference in attendance at an all women's health club/gym and a regular health club?

Depends: Some women do not feel comfortable around men and feel more focused at an all women's gym. That gym may also offer more female oriented classes as well. I personally think it does not make a difference. The proximity of the gym to your home, the hours, the cost are more likely to affect long term regular visit. Visit them and pick the one that you like...That's the most important thing. ...Read more

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What do womens health physicians think of the rephresh products?

What do womens health physicians think of the rephresh products?

Avoid: Personally i tell all my patients to avoid using any vaginal gels, suppositories, or douches unless prescribed. When left alone, the vagina does an excellent job at taking care of itself. Any additional products run the risk of washing out good bacteria, upsetting the pH (acid level), and causing things like bacterial vagnosis or yeast infections. ...Read more

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Why are congressmen messing with womens health? I am looking at having to pay my way since no insurance.

Why are congressmen messing with womens health? I am looking at having to pay my way since no insurance.

Politics: The major political forces calling for no government regulation in the affairs of corporations and financial companies, are the same ones calling for serious government intervention in personal private lives. Since the authors of these programs are male, they focus their efforts on restricting women's rights which includes contraception and pregnancy terminations. Be alert and vote. ...Read more

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Is it bad for womens health to drink semen?

Is it bad for womens health to drink semen?

No: In general, this is a very safe activity after being in a monogamous relationship where both partners have been tested for sexually transmitted disease. I have seen a patient in the past who got diarrhea each time she swallowed her partner's semen. My theory is that she had an allergic reaction to some protein in her partner's semen. ...Read more

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Are there any women's health clinics around the us?

Are there any women's health clinics around the us?

Women's health syste: This term is usually a marketing term.Most family physicians, internal medicine or ob-gyn care for women's health needs. ...Read more

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Womens health what are the side effects of triquilar?

Womens health what are the side effects of triquilar?

Typical OCP: The side effects aren't any different than from any other 3 dose combination oral contraception pill:the most serious of these is the rare case of a blood clot,heart attack,or stroke.More common SEs include nausea,vomiting,weight fluctuations,headache,depression,fluid retention,libido changes,breast pain or tenderness,rash,and vaginal discharge.Note that these are not guaranteed,just possible. ...Read more

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Who are the nurses who specialize in women's health?

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Who are the nurses who specialize in women's health?

Nurses: En, kpn, nurse practitioners, who are trained to work with specialists in that field. ...Read more

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Do multivitamins and calcium with d improve womens health?

Do multivitamins and calcium with d improve womens health?

Maybe: A recent article showed that more than 800mg of calcium taken as supplements increased heart disease so take half of your required dose as cal/mag & other half via diet. Vitamin d is important & most people are deficient or low so about 2000/day to maintain; if low may need more. Multivitamins are controversial. I think if you feel a step up with them after a few weeks then they are fine. ...Read more

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What is a women's health specialist? Isnt obgyn preferred for women's health issues?

Little known: Ca law is that even if you have an hmo you can see your obgyn for any gyn problems, including preventive care, breasts and urinary problems. Some mds/nps focus on women's health and hence consider themselves women's health specialists. The gyns are the ones who have completed the residencies. ...Read more

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How often should you visit the doctor to address women's health issues?

How often should you visit the doctor to address women's health issues?

Every year: Get your well woman exam every year. Even though most healthy women no longer need annual pap smears, there are still things to check like: weight, blood pressure, breast exam, pelvic exam, screening for health problems and vaccine status. ...Read more

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Is yogurt or curd good for women's health ? Will it make me fat ?

Is yogurt or curd good for women's health ? Will it make me fat ?

Good for both sexes: It is good for both men and women diet yogurt is available. ...Read more

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What age do you have to be to go to women's health services alone?

What age do you have to be to go to women's health services alone?

Varies by state: It appears that AZ is the last state requiring adulthood (=age 18) for this independence. This is not to say that a parent/guardian could not drive to/from Gyn and allow privacy between Dr & patient to discuss women's health issues. ...Read more

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5 months pregnant, been to hospital & had ultrasound, haven't been to womens health. Opinion? N/a

5 months pregnant, been to hospital & had ultrasound, haven't been to womens health. Opinion? N/a

It : It is not entirely clear what you are asking. Not all "women's" health issues have to be addressed at a health clinic that is specifically for women. Many family practice doctors and general physicians delivery babies. Many obstetricians (doctors that care for pregnant women) work in obstetrics departments. Regardless of which type of clinic you receive your care from, you should be followed by an appropriate health professional throughout your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is evening primrose oil a good supplement to take for women's health?

Is evening primrose oil a good supplement to take for women's health?

No evidence: Of usefulness. There no good evidence to recommend use of this supplement. If you are considering taking it, please consult your doctor as there are interactions with conventional medication. Fda does not regulate supplements. http://www.webmd.com/vitamins-and-supplements/evening-primrose-oil-uses-and-risks. ...Read more

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What are the best vitamins for a women to take for hair nails skin overall women's health and weight?

Hair and Nails: Try supplements containing sea buck thorn. Give it two weeks, then write back with your results. ...Read more

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What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

What are some good foods or herbal supplements that promote women's health that would prepare my body for future pregnancies?

Folic acid: The most important supplement is folic acid. Beyond that, just a normal healthy diet full of fruits/veggies, lean proteins, and calcium containing foods. No herbal supplements have been proven beneficial for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Does taking an emergency contraception pill frequently affects a women's health & pregnancy? What is the right frequency to take again in emergency?

Emergency contracept: Can cause side effects. It is used to prevent pregnancy. The exact instructions depend on which product you are using however, many (such as plan b) instruct to take the pill within 72 hours of failed contraception. The sooner it is taken after intercourse, the more protection it confers. ...Read more

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Women's health: is it common for a woman to visit a dr thinking she's pregnant and it actually ends up being a metastatic cancer that's spread?

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Women's health: is it common for a woman to visit a dr thinking she's pregnant and it actually ends up being a metastatic cancer that's spread?

Possible not common : Advanced metastatic cancer is much less common in someone of reproductive age than pregnancy, but this certainly is possible. Cancer can cause fatigue, nausea, and abdominal bloating. ...Read more

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What's the different between obstetrician and gynecologist and womens health doctor?

What's the different between obstetrician and gynecologist and womens health doctor?

Training.: An ob/gyn doctor has had four years of specialized training beyond medical school in only women's health care. A board-certified doctor has met prescribed standards of practice over years of additional practice and passed national standard written and oral examinations. A women's health doctor can be any physician who chooses to limit practice to women, but there are no specific standards. ...Read more

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When would someone choose a high-estrogen birth control pill from a women's health clinic?

When would someone choose a high-estrogen birth control pill from a women's health clinic?

Maybe: You can request it if they have choices, but most health clinics are limited in their choices. ...Read more

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My wife went to a women's health doctor and was prescribed sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160. Is it safe to take if pregnant or trying to conceive?

My wife went to a women's health doctor and was prescribed sulfameth/trimethoprim 800/160. Is it safe to take if pregnant or trying to conceive?

TMP/SMX: Animal studies have shown fetotoxicity and teratogenicity. No controlled data in human pregnancy. Both drugs cross the placenta. In 186 pregnancies, the mother received either placebo or tmp-smx in a retrospective study. The incidence of congenital abnormalities was 4.5% with placebo and 3.3% with tmp-smx. No abnormalities were reported in women who were treated in the first trimester. ...Read more

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Hello, I was wondering If excessive sugar intake would be the cause of UTI, yeast infection, and vaginitis. How common would it be to have all three conditions at the same time? Women's Health

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I was wondering If excessive sugar intake would be the cause of UTI, yeast infection, and vaginitis. How common would it be to have all three conditions at the same time? 

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Excess, no: It is how your body deals with sugar, not how much you eat that can lead to such problems. If you run higher than normal blood sugars as a type 2 diabetic, diagnosed or not, you are at risk of more vaginal yeast infections. Yeast loves sugar. A vaginal yeast infection is by definition a vaginitis. If you are irritated in that area you can also develop a UTI. ...Read more

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I've gotten the birth control implant for about a month now and they put it in on nov. 24th and I started spitting on dec. 3rd and still currently am, it's a light to medium flow and my women health doctor gave me some pills to take ontop of that. Should

I've gotten the birth control implant for about a month now and they put it in on nov. 24th and I started spitting on dec. 3rd and still currently am, it's a light to medium flow and my women health doctor gave me some pills to take ontop of that. Should

Can cause bleeding: Irregular bleeding is a common and normal side effect of nexplanon. For some bleeding occurs less frequently than your normal cycle. For others more frequently. Since you got it less than a month ago the best course of action is to just wait and see what happens over the next few months. ...Read more

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What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything women's body

What vitamins should be taken for women's health of age 21? For overall health of nails, skin, bones, hair, teeth, eyes, heart, everything  women's body

It depends...: This depends a lot on what your diet is like, exposure to environmental toxins, genetics etc. Vitamins are no substitute for a healthy diet, but for most i advise a quality multivitamin, ideally with natural e (avoid synthetic e) ; the 5-mthf form of folate, (folic acid) without additives like titanium dioxide or polyethylene glycol.Additional vit. C, about 1, 000 mg 2x/day is wise too, as well as d.See comment:. ...Read more