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Have researchers found that women who never marry have less mental health problems than married women?

Have researchers found that women who never marry have less mental health problems than married women?

Not true or false: There has been demographic data on life satisfaction that that supports your question and also suggests the opposite for men. This is pretty important, but it's not exactly the same as mental health. Also, with the tremendous advances we've made in women's equality and men's raised consciences it may be getting better. Let's hope so. ...Read more

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Do many men have a healthy relationship with their mother?

Do many men have a healthy relationship with their mother?

Great question: Relating with one's mother evolves over time, and goes through many, many stresses and potential crises. Whether it withstands all this in a healthy way depends largely on the mother's flexibility, support, and temperamental fit with her child's needs. As adults, mothers and sons share a lifetime of little moments, hopefully more often positive than not. I don't know "numbers" on your question. ...Read more

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What are recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

What are  recommended health screenings for women in their 60s?

There are several: It depends on her precise age, but in general these include pap smears and mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, stool checks or colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, osteoporosis and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Does pcos put women at risk for health problems?

Does pcos put women at risk for health problems?

Complicated: Syndrome is due to high Insulin levels. Patients have the type ii diabetes gene expression. Early in dmii, Insulin levels are high. Insulin in the ovary creates higher male hormone (androgen) production that thwarts follicle (egg) development. Insulin though causes, vascular disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, weight gain, gestational diabetes and formal type ii diabetes. ...Read more

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

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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Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Gestational surrogacy--sick of hearing about rich nyc career women hiring poor women in rural america. Anyone?

Can't judge: I imagine the couple is more interested in a healthy surrogate. It so happens that candidates in poorer areas may be more willing or interested in being a surrogate. If both parties benefit, i see no harm. ...Read more

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How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

How can young men take care of their reproductive health?

Avoid STDs: Main thing is to use proper protection (condoms) to avoid infections. Also, avoid testosterone supplements which can shut down your sperm production. ...Read more

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How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

How is sexual health counselor different from reproductive health doctor?

Wide definitions: A sexual health counselor may be someone at school, someone at a health clinic, or another setting. Typically this person is not a medical doctor, but is trained in some area of how the body works and functions sexually. A reproductive health doctor would be a medical doctor trained in medical school who specialized in helping individuals with reproductive problems. ...Read more

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Does anyone know a good website for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Does anyone know a good website for teen girls that focuses on teen health and fitness?

Be active 1 hr/day: To get that much activity daily a teen might need to be introduced to multiple activities, and parents should visit several sites. The aap, cdc http://www.Cdc.Gov/physicalactivity/everyone/guidelines/children.Html and american college of sports medicine are credible sites of information on fitness, exercise, sports. Also there are now more resources available through popular websites and apps. ...Read more

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Must women in their 40s have preventive health screenings?

Must women in their 40s have preventive health screenings?

Yes, to stay healthy: In general these would include pap smears and (if high risk or worried) mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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What are the recommended health screenings for young women in college?

What are the recommended health screenings for young women in college?

Physically --: --breast exams, pap smears, hemoglobin, cholesterol, weight; but psychosocial evaluations are very important: depression, chronic fatigue, body image disorders, and eating disorders are common in high-achieving young women, and they are not immune to intimate partner violence as well. ...Read more

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What are annual recommended health screenings for women in their 40s?

What are annual recommended health screenings for women in their 40s?

There are several: In general these include pap smears and (if high risk or worried) mammograms to screen for cervical and breast cancer, screens for high bp, depression, alcohol abuse and possibly high cholesterol or blood sugar, obesity, and unhealthy lifestyle behaviors. A good resource is the iphone app my health checklist 2012. ...Read more

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Do health consequences result from gonorrhea on postmenopausal women/ women with their tubes tied? If so, what are they?

Do health consequences result from gonorrhea on postmenopausal women/ women with their tubes tied? If so, what are they?

See below: Same as a postmenopausea women without tubes tied. Vaginits or vaginosis, uti, skin infections, vaginal discharge, concommitant infection with chlamydia etc etc. See you physician. Also at risk for other std's so have it checked out. ...Read more

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How harmful for your health is it for a woman's mental health to do porn?

How harmful for your health is it for a woman's mental health to do porn?

Varies, usu not good: Questions like this can only be answered on average. Some women seem untroubled by it, or even find it empowering. However, most find it dehumanizing. And since porn lasts forever, it's always out there as potentially shameful, job- or relationship-destroying. Also, many women in porn were previously abused, & are working out their issues on screen instead of in therapy. A sad business. ...Read more

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Do most men have sex with women on womens' periods?

Do most men have sex with women on womens' periods?

Probably not: No harm or reason not to if both partners enjoy it, in spite of the blood. However most men prefer to wait until the menstrual flow has stopped. ...Read more

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What are the statistics regarding women and health insurance?

What are the statistics regarding women and health insurance?

What do you want?: Women have better insurance rates than men: ;ive longer, more regularly see a doctor, and will be seen sooner for a serious problem, compared with men. Only downside: more obesity and more overweight women than men. This is average, and does not apply to a person with serious pre-existing conditions. ...Read more