Take charge of your health. Sign up for HealthyWomen newsletters:
pelvic health
Find out more about:
Do You Talk With Your Patients About Overactive Bladder? Feature
pelvic health

Do You Talk With Your Patients About Overactive Bladder?

If your patients have sudden and unexpected urges to urinate, then you may want to talk with them about overactive bladder, or OAB.

The Vaginal Infection Many Women Ignore
pelvic health

The Vaginal Infection Many Women Ignore

If you think you may have a vaginal infection, take note of these signs of bacterial vaginosis

Top Causes of Infertility in Women
pelvic health

Top Causes of Infertility in Women

If you're having trouble getting pregnant, you may want to find out more about some of the most common causes of infertility in women.

How Is Bacterial Vaginosis Treated?
pelvic health

How Is Bacterial Vaginosis Treated?

Explore all of your bacterial vaginosis treatment options and learn how to get rid of BV.

What's Causing Itchy Bumps Near My Vagina?
pelvic health

What's Causing Itchy Bumps Near My Vagina?

Most itchy bumps near the vagina area aren't serious, but they may worsen if not treated. See your health care provider if you experience itchy bumps "down there."

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should
pelvic health

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

More Kidney Stones Found in Women
pelvic health

More Kidney Stones Found in Women

Kidney stones are being diagnosed more often, especially in women, possibly because of better diagnostic tools.

What Are Fibroids?
pelvic health

What Are Fibroids?

Uterine fibroids are noncancerous growths made of smooth muscle cells and fibrous connective tissue that grow in or on the uterus. Many women get them, but the causes aren't clear.

There Is No Test for Ovarian Cancer
pelvic health

There Is No Test for Ovarian Cancer

Despite clean pap smears, Annie developed ovarian cancer. Read about her journey and what she hopes every woman will learn from her story.

I’m Not Ashamed Anymore to Talk About My Vaginal Cancer
pelvic health

I’m Not Ashamed Anymore to Talk About My Vaginal Cancer

Sarah is determined to make my experience count for something bigger than herself. Read her story of hope.

What to Know About Uterine Fibroids
pelvic health

What to Know About Uterine Fibroids

If you don’t know about uterine fibroids, you should. They are the most common gynecological condition among women.

Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women
pelvic health

Opioids: An Evolving Health Crisis for Women

Opioids such as heroin and fentanyl, continue to harm women and families. Women are at greater risk for OUD because of biologic differences, and women also have higher rates of chronic pain.

What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer
pelvic health

What You Need to Know About Ovarian Cancer

We often hear that ovarian cancer is a ‘silent disease’ with no warning signs. We give you all of the details, here.

You're Looking Good Down There
pelvic health

You're Looking Good Down There

A renowned gynecologist urges caution before undergoing cosmetic surgery on your lady parts. There's no proof that labiaplasty surgery enhances sensation, and it does carry risks.

UTIs in the News, and It's Not Good
pelvic health

UTIs in the News, and It's Not Good

With urinary tract infections—or UTIs—becoming increasingly resistant to antibiotics, it's important to know how to prevent them.

Many Young Women Are Skipping Their Annual Pelvic Exam
pelvic health

Many Young Women Are Skipping Their Annual Pelvic Exam

Young women are far less likely now to get an annual pelvic exam than they were in decades past.

Vulvodynia: Pain Down There
pelvic health

Vulvodynia: Pain Down There

Many women complain of pain around their labia, vagina and genital region, a common condition known as vulvodynia. While it can be challenging to treat, there are treatment options available.

Learning to Take Time for Self-Care After My Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosis
pelvic health

Learning to Take Time for Self-Care After My Interstitial Cystitis Diagnosis

Looking back, I always had bladder issues. Eight years into my journey for answers, I finally received a diagnosis of Interstitial Cystitis.

What Is the Best Way to Pee?
pelvic health

What Is the Best Way to Pee?

Confronted with dirty public toilets or other awkward situations, women often squat—but that's not good for pelvic health. Find out about the best ways to pee.

What to Know About Vaginal Dryness
pelvic health

What to Know About Vaginal Dryness

Vaginal dryness can happen at any age but is common during or after menopause as estrogen levels decline. Learn more about its symptoms and causes and what you can do to minimize it.


What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should
pelvic health

What You Don't Know About Endometriosis—But Should

Everything you need to know about endometriosis symptoms and more.

What Do You Know About Endometriosis?
pelvic health

What Do You Know About Endometriosis?

Endometriosis is a chronic and painful disease affecting an estimated 1 in 10 women.

Health Facts: Endometriosis
pelvic health

Health Facts: Endometriosis

Details about endometriosis symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment.