Medical News Today: Innovative skin patch may offer long-term contraception

Researchers have devised a new technology that may soon enable women to “self-administer long-acting contraceptives” in a matter of seconds. Women may soon benefit from self-administered contraception with long-acting effects. More than 60 percent of women of reproductive age in the United States are using contraception, according to the latest estimates from the Centers for …

Medical News Today: ¿Qué significan los diferentes tipos de secreción vaginal?

La secreción vaginal es un líquido que contiene una mezcla de secreciones vaginales y moco cervical. La cantidad de secreción vaginal producida varía de una mujer a otra, pero suele ser normal y saludable. El embarazo, el cambio de hormonas o la presencia de una infección también pueden afectar la consistencia y la cantidad de …

Medical News Today: Remedios caseros para la vaginosis bacteriana

La vaginosis bacteriana es la infección vaginal más común. ¿De qué manera pueden las mujeres tratar esta enfermedad en casa? Hasta 1 de cada 4 mujeres en los Estados Unidos tienen vaginosis bacteriana (VB). Muchas no tienen síntomas y algunas los confunden con otra infección, como una candidiasis. El síntoma más común de la VB …

Medical News Today: What to know about luteinizing hormone tests

A luteinizing hormone test measures how much luteinizing hormone a person has in their blood. This is a hormone with key roles in both male and female reproductive systems. Luteinizing hormone (LH) is involved in many bodily processes, including pregnancy, puberty, and ovulation. LH levels increase or decrease at various points during these cycles. This …

Medical News Today: Does a missed period and gassy stomach mean I am pregnant?

A missed period is when menstruation does not occur or does not follow its usual pattern. A gassy stomach may occur at any time. However, when gas or pressure appears in the abdomen at the same time as experiencing a late or missed period, many people think they may be pregnant. It is normal to …

Medical News Today: What to know about fibroadenomas of the breast

A fibroadenoma is a type of lump that can develop in the breast and typically appears in females. Fibroadenomas are very common, but they are benign, which means that they are noncancerous. Other than the lump itself, a person with a fibroadenoma is unlikely to experience any symptoms. In this article, we look at the …