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What Are Bio-Identical Hormones?

I keep hearing about “Bio-Identical” hormones. What does Bio-Identical mean? Should I be taking them? Read more...

What do cysts on the ovary mean?

I've been having some heavier bleeding and increased period cramps. I'm 34 and don't know why, but my doctor sent me for a pelvic ultrasound. Read more...

What does a "regular cycle" mean?

I enjoyed being part of the Menstruation and Ovulation Study and am excited to learn our results. But the menstrual cycle questions got me to thinking. Read more...

What Makes Teen Cramps Come and Go?

I am 15 years old and started my period three years ago. Until recently I never had cramps and I hardly knew I had a period. Read more...

What should I expect after early surgical menopause?

I'm 47 and had my ovaries but not my uterus removed. However, following surgery I wasn't told what to expect, if I needed to take hormones, or what I might experience. Read more...

What's in a name?

I'm all confused. Am I in menopause or not? If I am, how come I have regular periods? Read more...

When should I have sex to get pregnant?


I am a 36-year old female and we have been trying to conceive since October 2006. I know my fertile window is 3 days before ovulation the day of and after ovulation. Read more...

Why am I no longer interested?

I've been with this thoughtful, loving and attractive guy for two years. We're both in our mid-thirties, have a healthy sporty lifestyle. We each have good jobs and have made a great home together. Read more...

Why do I have Osteoporosis? I’m Way too Young!


I slipped on some soggy leaves while walking home from work. I ended up breaking my upper arm. I'm only 36-this kind of fracture typically happens in 80 year olds! Read more...

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