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Ovulation and menstrual cycles

Emergency Contraception is now available over-the-counter!

I just heard that "The Morning After Pill" can now be bought at a drugstore without a prescription! You don't even have to talk with a pharmacist any more. I think that's great. 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...

Spotting Before Periods

I’m a 36-year old woman and basically healthy but I keep having spotting before my flow. I’ve been to several doctors about it and never gotten a good answer. Read more...

Choices for Effective Contraception in 2006

One of the remarkable advances for women in the last 50 years has been the development, scientific testing and availability of effective hormonal Read more...

A Positive View of Women’s Exercise, Menstrual Cycles and Ovulation

I believe that “athletic amenorrhea” is a myth! There are no negative effects related to exercise if women start exercising when their cycles are mature and Read more...

Very Heavy Menstrual Flow

When periods are very heavy or you are experiencing “flooding” or passing big clots you have what doctors call menorrhagia. The purpose of this article is to define normal and very heavy menstrual bleeding, to explain what causes heavy flow, and to show what you yourself can do in dealing with heavy flow. 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...

Lost Periods Due to Stress

I am 28 years old and I haven’t menstruated for 3.5 years... I believe due to stress. Chinese herbs haven’t worked, nor vitamin supplements. I haven't tried hormone replacements. Read more...
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