Women's Health

Birth Control Pill Fact Sheet
Discover the truth about birth control effectiveness, benefits, and more.
Breastfeeding and Benefits of Breast Milk
The healthiness of breastfeeding has been questioned in recent years. This article reviews the benefits and possible downsides of breastfeeding.
Fibrocystic Breast Disease: Frequently Asked Questions
Fibrocystic tendencies are very common. The signs and symptoms are cyclic breast pain, tenderness, lumps, and nipple discharge.
Five Ways to Decrease Nausea During Pregnancy
Nausea is common during pregnancy. Here are some tips for how to decrease that.
For Women with Breast Cancer Considering Prophylactic Masectomy
This article reviews the option of a double mastectomy, whether it is viable option or an overcautious procedure.
How to Choose a Doctor for Your Child
Jerold Woodhead, MD, a pediatrician at University of Iowa Health Care—Iowa River Landing, offers some helpful tips on finding a doctor for your child.
How to Keep Young Women Healthy
Many adolescent females have special needs and concerns about their bodies as they change.
Menopause: Frequently Asked Questions
Menopause is the point in time when a woman's menstrual period stops and she can no longer get pregnant.
Pap Test Guidelines
Preventative testing is important for all women, and pap test guidelines have changed recently.
Perinatal (pregnancy and postpasrtum) Depression: Frequently Asked Questions
Information for those who are affected by Antenatal, Postpartum, Perinatal Depression.
Preeclampsia Fast Facts
If you are experiencing these symptoms 20 weeks into pregnancy, contact your obstetrician.
Sexual Assault: A Women's Health Issue
Learn how to reduce you chances of sexual assault and how to respond if sexual assault occurs.
Unique Stroke Systems in Women
Strokes have different symptoms in women. Know them and know how to respond quickly.
Vaginal Cysts, Polyps, and Warts
Although cysts, polyps, and warts occur often in the vagina, they are not harmful.
Vaginal Lichen Planus
Lichen Planus is a skin condition which causes inflammation and ulcer-like changes of the skin.
Vulvar Skin Care Guidelines
Recommended guidelines for healthy vulvar skin includes decreasing and removing chemicals, moisture, or rubbing (friction).
Vulvar Vestibulitis
Vestibulitis is a condition that causes redness and pain of the vestibule. Vestibulitis is an inflammation of this skin and the mucous secreting glands found in the skin.