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IVF (INVITRO – FERTILISATION)  FACTS & MYTHS

Today invitro fertilisation (IVF) is practically a household word. Not long ago, it was a mysterious procedure for infertility that produced what were then known as “test tube babies” Louise Brown, born in England 1978, was the first such baby to be conceived outside her mother’s womb. Unlike the simpler process of intra uterine insemination, […]

MENSTRUAL CRAMPS (DYSMENORRHEA)

Menstrual cramps are pain in the belly and pelvic areas that are experienced by a woman as a result of her menstrual period. Menstrual cramps are not the same as the discomfort felt during premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Although the symptoms of both disorders can sometimes be experienced as a continual process. Many women suffers from […]

CONTRACEPTIVE MYTHS AND FACTS

Studies have shown that out of a list of 8 reasons for having sex, having baby is the least frequent motivator for most people. Both control methods have been used in one form or the other for thousands of years. As contraception evolved, so to have the myths surrounds their use.   I won’t get […]

FEMALE SEXUAL DYSFUNCTION (PROBLEMS)

Female sexual problem occurs when a woman is not able to fully, healthily and pleasurably experience some or all of the various physical stages the body normally experience during sexual activity. These stages can be divided into: Desire phase (lack of libido or desire) Arousal phase (lack of arousal) Orgasms phase (lack of orgasm) Painful […]

RAPE

The word rape is derived from Latin rapere meaning to steal, seize or carry away. Rape is one of the most heinous crimes in the history of the world. Unfortunately, the courts have not properly addressed the problem and for a variety of reasons, little progress has been made in controlling this monstrous crime. It […]

PREGNANCY

MINOR DISORDER AND GENERAL ADVISES Cramps Leg cramps are common and can be annoying. Without solid evidence, these have been attributed to calcium deficiency, or elevated serum phosphorus.  Treatment with calcium tablets or aluminium hydexide is advised. Leg cramps appears to be self limiting and rarely persists for more than a few weeks.   Heartburns […]

PREMATURE MENOPAUSE

The average age for menopause is 51 years (normal range 47-55 years). However, because of genetic, illness or medical procedures, some women go through menopause before the age of 40 years. Menopause that occurs before the age of 40 years, whether natural or induced is known as premature menopause. In addition to the hot flushes, […]

CANCER OF BREAST & 21 FACTS

Common Facts: One out of every ten women develops cancer of the breast (an incidence of 10%) Among women who are 25 – 74 years of age, breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality. Cancinoma of the breast is more common on the left breast than the right. It is more common in […]

MENSTRUAL PROBLEMS

Period or menstrual problems are one of the four most common reasons why women of reproductive age will see a gynaecologist. Types of Menstrual Problems Amenorrhea:- This is the complete absence of period. Oligomenorrhea:- This is irregular or infrequent periods. Menstruation can occur anywhere between every six weeks and several months. Dysmenorrhea:- This means painful […]

INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (IUI)

WHAT IS INTRAUTERINE INSEMINATION (IUI)? Sometimes nature needs help to start a pregnancy- and the doctor can do this by giving the sperm a piggy back ride through a fine tube into the body. This procedure is called intrauterine insemination (IUI) or artificial insemination with husband’s sperm (AIH) and effectively, the doctor is giving nature […]