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The significance of Endometriosis Awareness Month

Endometriosis is a condition marked by the presence of tissue resembling endometrial (uterine lining) outside the uterus. Endometriosis Awareness Month is held each year in March to raise awareness of the ailment, which the World Health Organization estimates affects 190 million women worldwide. It is a chronic condition that causes excruciating, life-altering agony during periods, […]

Multiple childbirth reduce the risk of endometrial cancer

According to a University of Queensland study, having more children lowers a woman’s risk of developing endometrial cancer. Endometrial cancer begins in the lining of the womb (uterus). Most cases occur in women after the age of 55. A key sign is abnormal vaginal bleeding, such as bleeding after menopause or bleeding between periods. Other […]

A threefold increase in the risk of cancer in women, from hair straightening

According to a recent study, women who routinely use chemical hair straightening appliances are more likely to develop a cancer that is rather uncommon. The study, which was published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, included information from about 34,000 American women over the course of around 11 years (10.9 to be exact). […]

India creates a low-cost cervical cancer vaccine

The Serum Institute of India (SII), the largest vaccine factory in the world, makes the vaccine Cervavac. Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Symptoms include bleeding in between periods and after sexual intercourse. Foul […]

Hysterectomy and its excessive use, demonstrates a disdain for women’s health in comparison to men’s

Gynecologists and medical ethicists have recently debated whether hysterectomy is used excessively and unnecessarily and whether this demonstrates a disdain for women’s health in comparison to men’s. Hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus. It may also involve removal of the cervix, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, and other surrounding structures. Usually performed by a gynecologist, […]

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