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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
How does it work exactly?
I never really actively sought out birth control. Meaning to say, yes, I use protection when the situation arises, but I've never had a consistent one in the long-run. I've considered getting on the pill, but I
An expert breaks down brain fog (and how to overcome it).
It was after returning from the grocery without milk for the third time, and shortly after having to furiously Google the name of an actress I'd usually be able to recall in an instant, that I began to wonder if
Go with the flow.
Don't you just love how there's an app for almost ~anything~ nowadays? There are some for horoscope readings, for mental health, and even for skincare routines. If you want that soft glow #aesthetic or vintage effect on your
Here's what you need to know about irregular periods.
So you've noticed that your period only comes every six months (or twice a year) but most of your friends get theirs monthly. What exactly is going on? Is that normal?If this sounds familiar to you, you're
It may get uncomfortable, but it's a conversation you need to have.
Let us paint you a picture: You have an upcoming doctor's appointment-an appointment you're half-excited and half-nervous about. On one hand, this is going to be your chance to ask all the questions that have
Don't panic.
If you're being a responsible adult-and we really, really hope that you are-you've taken all the necessary precautions before you have sex with someone. You've talked about each other's sexual history, you