How do I work out when I am ovulating?
Most women ovulate around once a month in response to a change in the balance of certain hormones in the body, usually around 14 days before the start of a woman's period. If you have a regular menstr…
Is emergency contraception less effective if I'm obese?
Yes. Studies have shown the risk of pregnancy is 3 times higher in obese women and 1.5 times higher in overweight women. This is true no matter what type of oral emergency contraception is taken.
Is it safe to have sex with pelvic inflammatory disease?
It is not safe to have sex with pelvic inflammatory disease, since you may pass on an underlying infection. It is important to seek treatment with antibiotics and wait for the condition to clear befor…
Is it safe to have sex with vaginal discharge?
During treatment for a vaginal infection, you may be advised by your healthcare professional to abstain from having sex, as it may further the spread of infection.
What are the symptoms of syphilis?
The symptoms of syphilis depend on the stage of infection. In primary syphilis, the only symptom can be a painless ulcer, most often found on the genitals. In secondary syphilis, the main symptom is a…
What causes genital warts?
Genital warts are caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV), a sexually-transmitted infection. Genital warts are very contagious. The virus that causes the warts can be spread by dire…
What is menopause?
Menopause is the time in a woman's life when menstruation stops. This means the ovaries no longer release eggs in preparation for pregnancy.
What is obesity?
Obesity is having a body weight that is greater than that considered healthy for your height. The main contributor to an increase in body weight is excess fat, which can have a range of serious conseq…
Are urinary tract infection serious?
Left untreated, urinary tract infections can be serious. Complications of urinary tract infections include infection of the bloodstream (sepsis), abscess formation in the kidneys and even kidney damag…
Can the condition of my implants be checked?
Yes, it is possible to check the condition of your implants using an ultrasound or an MRI scan.
Is it normal for my period to stop?
If you've had regular periods and then your periods stop occurring for six months or more, this may indicate underlying health conditions that require investigation by a doctor.