Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Women) – free eBook

Understanding Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD): A Guidebook to Better Sexual Health (Women) Preview Download (free) “The aims of this book is to shed light onto how STIs or STDs affect women and their sexual health and well-being. We hope to use this book as a guide to educate our readers on the importance of early STD screening.  My doctors and I encourage female patients to discuss their problems fully without ignoring even the minutest discomfort as there are several STD infections that do not show any obvious symptoms.  Hence,...

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Long term contraception

Nowadays, there are a variety of contraceptive methods available. However, in this topic we will be covering the options for long term contraception (LTC). Please check out our previous article on general contraceptive methods. So why use long term contraception? Firstly LTC has a comparable success rate to the short term options such as the pill. Secondly once the LTC has been put into place it provides effective action for up to 5 years, which means that remembering to take pills everyday is a thing of the past. Thirdly, these methods are...

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Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy

Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy

Ultrasound scanning in pregnancy. Ultrasound scanning is the most common imaging tool used for monitoring the growth and progress of your baby. From the several scans that will be performed over your pregnancy the medical team can identify your baby’s growth pattern and gender, as well as certain genetic abnormalities. The very first time you will receive a scan will usually be at the 6-8 week mark. This scan will be a transvaginal scan (the probe will be inserted into the vagina to get a better view of the uterus). At this stage we can...

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Pain during sex in women (Dyspareunia)

Pain during sex also known as dyspareunia, is surprisingly quite common in women and a lot of women would have experience sexual pain during sex at some point during their lives. Men can also experience pain during sex but it is much less common than in women. Dyspareunia is often more common in the young and inexperienced and also in peri- or menopausal women. This topic is usually not discussed or talked about with your friends, doctor or even sexual partner as it is still a taboo. Besides not being able to enjoy sex, it will also be...

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Foods to eat during pregnancy – superfoods!

What to eat during Pregnancy Welcome back mummies to be! In continuation from my previous article, foods to avoid during pregnancy, we shall now move on to the brighter side – which is food that you should be eating more of during pregnancy a.k.a pregnancy superfood! This is especially important when selecting quality food if you are still suffering from morning sickness, gaining weight too fast or not gaining enough weight – make every calorie and nutrient intake count. If you are already eating well, then the list below can be extra...

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Foods to avoid during pregnancy

First of all, congratulations on being pregnant! For most of you who have just found out you are pregnant, especially newly mums-to-be, you must have a lot of questions including what food should I avoid? What food should I eat to enhance the growth and wellbeing of my baby? Furthermore, you may already have advice from friends and families on what you should and shouldn’t be eating. It is important to eat a healthy and well balanced meal even more so when you are pregnant. This is because your baby will start absorbing the nutrients,...

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