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.
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.
The human papilloma virus (HPV) commonly affects humans, and is usually transmitted sexually. But most HPV infections are temporary and have little longterm health effects. Majority of people clear the virus within 2 years. It is only in cases where the virus persists that untoward health effects usually manifest. Some HPV strains are associated with cancers of the cervix, vagina, vulva, penis, anus and even cancers of the throat.