Female Reproductive System

Cycle Science 101

Menstrual irregularities can be caused by a wide variety of abnormal conditions, including pregnancy, hormonal changes, and some sexually transmitted diseases. Although common among women, irregularities in the menstrual cycle may indicate cause for concern. Understanding Menstrual Irregularities ›

Preventing and Coping With Female Reproductive Concerns

Menopause, when estrogen and progesterone production, ovulation, and menstruation stop, is a natural part of a woman's life. The average age that women reach menopause is 51. All about Menopause ›

Prepare for Your Appointment

With just 13 minutes on average to meet with your doctor, pre-visit planning is important to your overall care experience. Get better results by following the ABCs of doctor visits: Arrive early. Be prepared. Communicate. Your doctor appreciates the active role you are taking in your health. Search Health Grades for Top-Rated Obstetricians and Gynecologists: ›

Decision Guides for Female Reproductive System Concerns

Menstrual cramps can be mild to moderately severe, usually lasting one to three days. About ten percent of women with painful periods have such severe pain that they cannot work, exercise or play for several hours to several days each month. After answering the questions in this decision guide, you will be led to information and tips to help you better manage your cramps. Begin Evaluating Your Painful Menstrual Cramps ›