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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