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What *exactly* does the pill do to your body?
Did you know that Pinoys Googled "birth control pills" the most in the first trimester of 2021? A recent study by the iPrice Group shows that in the Philippines, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been a rising interest in
Don't overlook this common symptom.
We all experience bloating from time to time, whether it's the result of a big lunch, the onset of PMS or a bout of anxiety. But if you find yourself feeling frequently bloated, it might be worth paying attention to,
Everything you should know about those weird side effects.
Recent research suggests that more Americans have blood markers signaling autoimmunity, or that their body is making antibodies that could fight a person's own immune system, and that could translate to a rise in autoimmune disorders. If that made your
Sometimes, painkillers and your favorite TV show just aren't enough.
If you're anything like me, you've definitely found yourself curled up in bed during your period, desperately willing the four Advil you popped 20 minutes ago to work their magic and wondering if the pain is bad enough to call
For one thing, understand you cannot 'save' or 'fix' them.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, depression is "a mood disorder that can affect how you feel, think, and handle daily activities such as sleeping, eating, or working." And while you might hear the words "Wow, I'm so
An OB-GYN shares tips on what you need to know before making the switch.
Q: Lately, napansin ko na nagiging uso ang menstrual cups. Gusto ko siyang i-try kasi based on what I've heard and seen online, mas makakatipid ka talaga dahil hindi mo na kailangan bumili ng napkins or tampons every month.
It can detect early signs of cervical cancer.
Q: I'm getting a pap smear for the first time. When I asked my friends who have already gotten it, sabi nila masakit daw. From what I heard, the doctor will insert a medical tool inside your vagina and tbh,
These are special times and you have to make sure you're ready.
Q: My partner and I have been trying to get pregnant but we're still very much concerned since there's still the COVID-19 pandemic. Siyempre, gusto namin siguraduhin na our baby will be healthy and we don'
She wants to remind women how important it is to have checkups regularly.
We all have our own passions. For some, it involves the arts-theatre, film photography, and music, to name a few. Others have discovered a *deep love* for traveling, teaching, or performing. For Sheilla Gagui, it's health and fitness. She&#
'I learned that I am surrounded by people in my life who love and support me.'
BRB, Taking A Break is a new Cosmo series that's all about hitting the pause button on whatever's stressing you out and taking the time to rest and reflect-two things we all need to do more of
Note to self: Do. Not. Check. Time.
Sleep issues can range from person to person. While some people struggle with the initial act of getting to sleep, others drift off without a problem, only to wake up in the middle of the night and find it impossible to drop
It's actually less complicated than you think.
Most of us are already on board with the idea that a solid snack is key to surviving the workday, a weekend full of errands, or even a road trip. I mean, we even made The Snack Awards a thing in our
And will your implants be affected if you do?
Whether you've already had a boob job or are still considering getting breast implants, one question you might have is "Is it okay to breastfeed if you have implants?". You may equally be curious to know whether or not your
A midwife explains what linea nigra is (and why it's nothing to worry about).
Plenty of pregnant people will tell you that the body goes through a lot of changes when carrying a baby-expectant parents can experience a myriad of side effects along the way, from food cravings to stretch marks, to postpartum hair loss
Including other emergency contraception methods you need to know about.
Even if our country has already implemented the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) law where women are given access to more birth control, Plan B (aka the "morning-after" pill) is still not available in the Philippines. So, what do you
'There is always help and hope.'
As more people go online for support during the pandemic, Google announced that those who suffer from suicidal thoughts and mental health issues can now easily get help on the search engine. The National Center for Mental Health hotline will automatically appear
Coping is an endurance sport.
The first time I had a mental breakdown was during my second year of college. I just came back to school from the Christmas break and my dad, who'd lost his job, told me they might not be able to
How do you know if it's time to see a doctor?
As women, we have to deal with a lot when it comes to our bodies. Is my period regular? If I missed it, what does that mean? Do I have any lumps on my breasts? How often do I have to go
Everything you need to know about the causes, symptoms, and how to prevent it.
When I first got my period, the only menstrual product I ever used (and knew about) were sanitary napkins or pads. For the longest time, I turned to pads because they were accessible, affordable, and easy to use. When I got to
And other things you need to know about pre-ejaculate.
If you're sexually active, then there's a chance that after one wild night, you've urgently asked your barkada's group chat: "Puwede ka bang mabuntis 'cause of precum?" And even as you typed that