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And if you do, how can you deal with it?
Picture this: You wake up thinking it's going to be just like any other day. You feel fine, and if you got enough sleep, maybe even rejuvenated. You enjoy a cup of coffee and a delicious breakfast before you get
Here’s what you need to know.
Over the last couple of years, there's been increasing awareness of polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS, a common hormonal disorder. But even with people opening up about their experiences, it's still a condition that most doctors find difficult
A trainer and a doctor weigh in.
Polycystic ovary syndrome-PCOS-is one of the most common hormonal disorders for women. But did you know that you can improve symptoms by following a PCOS diet?According to research, five to 10 percent of women have PCOS, although one in
And other PCOS-related questions, answered.
Irregular menstruation, sudden often unexplainable weight gain, male pattern hair growth, acne breakouts are among the most common symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS. But even with these symptoms, trying to find answers to PCOS often leads to more questions-even
What are the *actual* benefits of exercise when it's that time of the month?
Let's just all agree: Everything feels like more of a struggle when you're on your period. Even every day tasks like cleaning, doing the dishes, and working out seem much harder to accomplish. All you want to do
You can get an STD from oral, vaginal, or anal sex.
Sexually transmitted diseases are caused by three things: bacteria, parasites, and viruses. And the most common way to contract an STD is through unprotected sexual contact or having vaginal, anal, or oral sex with someone who's infected. In June 2019,
A proud day for Scotland!
Scotland is the first country in the world to provide free, universal access to period products after a four-year campaign. The bill, called The Period Products (Free Provision) (Scotland) Act, was first introduced by Scottish Labour's health spokeswoman Monica Lennon,
Professionals explain!
You know those days that you wake up feeling ravenous, fantasizing about eating a whole jar of Nutella (okay, maybe several jars?)? You may have noticed they're often around the time that your period arrives-but is it "normal" to
From 1.73 percent earlier in the decade, growth rate dropped to 1.52 percent.
Population growth rate in the Philippines has decreased from 1.73 percent earlier in the decade, to 1.52 percent now.The Commission on Population and Development was happy to announce that the country's projected total population by July 2020
These benefits are exempted from income and withholding taxes.
Great news for expectant moms-the expanded maternity leave benefits were declared tax-free by the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR). In a memo posted last month, the BIR ruled that the salary differential under the Expanded Maternity Leave Law is a
And how do you put it on?
Condoms may be the most accessible barrier contraception, but they're not the only birth control option. One alternative worn by women to prevent pregnancy is the cervical cap. A cervical cap is a small, dome-shaped reusable cup made of silicone
It's part of the #DoItRight campaign.
Did you know that according to repeated opinion polls, 70 percent of Filipinos actually support family planning initiatives, which include, surprise surprise, the Responsible Parenthood and Reproductive Health (RH) Law? A new campaign called "Do It Right!" headed by a coalition of
Trust: You’ll never regret asking these Qs.
Your gynecologist knows your vag inside and out (literally), but it can still be embarrassing to ask the questions we really want to get off our chests. But, seriously, it's impossible to embarrass a gyno-they've heard (and seen) it
Can your vaginal hygiene habits impact your chance of getting cancer?
Having low levels of healthy bacteria in your vagina may increase your chance of developing ovarian cancer, groundbreaking new research has established.The scientific study was carried out by University College London, and was funded in part by the tampon tax. It
Are you electing candidates who will safeguard your reproductive health?
Reproductive Health in the Philippines has treaded such a rocky road. Seen as one of the most controversial measures deliberated by legislators, the RH Bill languished for 13 years in Congress before it was passed by both the Senate and the House
Some of these are easily confused with common health conditions.
Endometriosis is a notoriously difficult condition to diagnose. While part of that is because doctors sometimes fail to take symptoms as seriously as they perhaps should, it's also compounded by the fact that, often, women dismiss their own symptoms as "
We're in the bottom three.
On March 5, a Singapore-based insurance company called ValueChampion published a study on the most dangerous countries for women in the Asia Pacific region.Out of the 14 countries on the list, India, Indonesia, and the Philippines are considered the least
Six things to consider when choosing your contraception method.
When it comes to choosing the best way to prevent pregnancy, it isn't possible to make a blanket statement declaring one method better than all others. The birth control method that works for your friends may not be the best choice
The answer is surprising.
Whether you're trying to get pregnant or trying not to get pregnant, understanding how our bodies work can be hella confusing. Occasionally things that seem obvious can be so wrong (no, a penis cannot touch the baby's head while having
It's stupid simple, too.
Because life is unfair, roughly 50 percent of women will get a urinary tract infection (UTI, aka cystitis) at some point in their lives and up to 70 percent will have another one within that same year. Meaning? If you've