10 Myths and Facts About Breastfeeding

While breastfeeding rates continue to rise, there’s still a lot that people don’t know about the topic. This guide is helpful for women making the decision whether to breastfeed—and for people tempted to comment on another woman’s choice on the matter.

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Johnson & Johnson Pulls Uterine Surgery Device Due to Cancer Risk

The largest maker of a surgical tool that has shown an increased risk of spreading undetected cancers in women has said it will withdraw its device from the market.

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4 Common Breast Cancer Screenings and How They Work

Baffled by the different types and options? Consult this cheat sheet.

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Female Triathletes May Face Incontinence and Other Health Problems

Women who compete in triathlons are at increased risk for pelvic floor disorders, including incontinence, and other health problems, a new study says.

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Dear Internet, the New Airbnb Logo Doesn’t Look Like a Vagina

Let’s take a crash course in female anatomy, shall we?

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Fibroid Removal Procedure May Carry Cancer Risks

There’s no way to guarantee that a surgical technique used to grind up uterine growths and remove them through tiny incisions won’t increase the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of a woman’s body, U.S. health advisers said Friday.

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What You Need to Know About Pelvic Exams

You’ve probably heard that a doctor’s group now says that if you aren’t pregnant or having any problems, you can probably skip the annual pelvic exam. But don’t start jumping for joy just yet.

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Most Women Don’t Need Regular Pelvic Exams, New Guidelines State

The annual pelvic exam has long been a routine part of women’s health care, but new guidelines say there’s no good reason for it.

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New HPV Test Could Replace Pap Smear, FDA Panel Says

A U.S. Food and Drug Administration advisory panel voted unanimously on Wednesday that a new HPV test could be used before or instead of the Pap smear as a first step in the detection of cervical cancer. The cobas HPV test checks specifically for cancer-causing strains of the virus.

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Study Sheds Light on Heart Disease Delay in Women

Younger women’s bodies are better able to counter the effects of insulin resistance, which may help explain why they typically develop heart disease 10 years later in life than men, a new study suggests.

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