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Could the COVID vaccines affect your period? We don’t know yet — but there’s no cause for concern

  Image: Shuttlestock Over recent weeks, news reports have indicated some women are experiencing irregularities in their menstrual cycles after receiving a COVID vaccine. This has included periods...

Making sense of menopausal hormone therapy means understanding the benefits as well as the risks

Grappling with the pros and cons of menopausal hormone therapy can be confusing. From shutterstock.com At menopause, a woman’s ovaries lose their reproductive function. Eggs...

Why women are more likely to have dodgy hip implants or other medical devices

Hip implants and other medical devices are not always designed with women in mind. from www.shutterstock.com The past year has seen wide concern about the safety...

An app to prevent pregnancy? Don’t count on it

Fertility awareness apps assist women to track when they are at their most fertile each month. From shutterstock.com Fertility awareness apps are being championed as...

Had pre-eclampsia in pregnancy? These 5 things will lower your risk of heart disease

Women who have had pre-eclampsia have twice the risk of heart disease throughout their lifetime than their peers. From shutterstock.com Pre-eclampsia is a serious condition triggered...

Over-the-counter contraceptive pill could save the health system $96 million a year

More women would favour the pill over less reliable forms of contraception if it was available without prescription. Image Point Fr/Shutterstock For many young women...