Non-contraceptive benefits of Family Planning
Contraception, commonly known as Family Planning, has been in existence for over 50 years. Most contraceptive choices concentrate on women, but novel male contraceptives are on the horizon.
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When your Pap smear is abnormal
Women are encouraged to start getting Pap smears at the age of 21 or within 3 years of becoming sexually active. Pap smears are used to find any abnormal cells in the cervix, thereby increasing chances for early detection and treatment of cervical cancer.
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Managing menopausal symptoms
The average female life expectancy is increasing, and women can expect to spend about 30 years of their lifetime in the menopause. Studies estimate about a third of the total living women population are in the menopause. If not well managed, menopausal symptoms often lead to a poor quality of life.
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When the flag flies half-mast
A problem with having or sustaining an erection is referred to as Erectile Dysfunction (ED). Men with ED are unable to have satisfactory penetrative sexual intercourse. Studies suggest about 40 percent of men over the age of 40 suffer from some form of ED. Remedial measures are readily available, and men should not shy away from seeking help.
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Life without a uterus
The womb (uterus in medical terms) is a key organ that defines women and their reproductive potential. It’s a dynamic organ that responds in a predictable manner to female hormones produced by the ovaries. As soon as reproductive maturity is achieved, the uterus always keeps itself ready in anticipation for a potential pregnancy.
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