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Women's Health

Women's health focuses on the management of diseases and conditions that affect a woman's physical and emotional well-being.

Overview

Women's health includes a wide range of areas, such as:

  • Contraception options
  • Sexual health and sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
  • Health screening for female cancers, such as breast cancer and ovarian cancer
  • Menopause and hormone therapy
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Fertility, pregnancy and childbirth
  • Pregnancy and childbirth

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You may be glad to know that since oral contraceptive pills like Diane 35 are short acting in that they are only effective for 1 day (which is why you need to take them orally everyday) , they should not affect your chances of conceiving in the future. The reason why some women claim that they may ...
19 Jul 2019
Frequent sex can introduce bacteria infection of the bladder due to proximity of the female urethra with the vagina and the anus. The female urethra is short and therefore it is easier for UTIs to occur. We sometimes refer to frequent sex causing UTIs as “honeymoon cystitis&r...
18 Jul 2019
Hormonal imbalance is a common cause and is usually female hormone related . This may be the onset of menopause especially if a woman has not had a period for 1 year and is between the ages of 45 to 55 years old. If a woman is under the age of 45 and has not had a period for 1 y...
18 Jul 2019
Birth control pills are generally pretty affordable, with several brands available in Singapore. The cost of birth control pills may vary depending on the brand of pills that you are looking for. Generic brands can cost as cheap as less than $10 per box , while the more popul...
15 Jul 2019
Hi, Having brown discharge may not necessarily mean you are having your period. Brownish discharge may be related to other causes instead. This may indicate an underlying cause such as a vaginal infection, STDs or even other causes such as early pregnancy. The best advice w...
1 Jul 2019
Menstruation occurs when an ovum failed to get fertilised. This shedding of the womb's inner lining is related to the release of a special class of hormones known as prostaglandins. Prostaglandins cause the smooth muscles of the womb to contract which help to shear off its i...
1 Jul 2019
Amenorrhea is the absence of menstruation during the reproductive years. Lifestyle changes, mental and emotional stress, excessive exercise or excessive weight loss can cause secondary amenorrhea. Health conditions such as underactive thyroid and Polycystic ovary syndrome...
30 Jun 2019
The common causes include fibroids, adenomyosis, hormonal imbalance, endometrial polyps and even cancer of the uterus, cervix and ovaries. Sometimes after all investigations are completed, there may be no known cause found. In these cases, it is called dysfunctional uterine bleeding and is usually...
21 Jun 2019
Normal menstrual flow occurs every 21 to 35 days, lasts three to seven days and the total blood loss is about 30 to 80 mls (2 to 5 1/2 tablespoons). Every woman’s menstrual cycle is different. Menorrhagia or heavy menses affects 9-14% of menstruating women and is defined as menstruation at the exp...
21 Jun 2019

Dealing With Cervical Cancer: A Women's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign

Dealing With Cervical Cancer: A Women's Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign

Cancer is not the death sentence it used to be thanks to advances in the field of cancer treatments. While some cancers may not have a definite cure at present, some can be eliminated with early detection and prevention. Cervical Cancer is a striking example, which can be prevented with life-saving interventions like screening tests or vaccinations.

In light of the Women’s Gynaecological Cancer Awareness Campaign 2019 by the Singapore Cancer Society, this article aims to highlight the role of early detection and prevention in fighting cancer. Here are some facts concerning cervical cancer and what you can do to prevent it.

Also read the Cancer Focus Vol 1 2019 on Women's Cancer from Singapore Cancer Society.

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