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Endometriosis is a condition where cells like those in uterine lining (the endometrium) grow and implant outside of the uterus. This often-painful condition is also a leading cause of infertility in women. OB/GYN and fertility specialist Kathleen Brennan, MD, offers her insights into endometriosis-related infertility and [...]
Giving birth during COVID-19: “Birthing may be different, but different doesn’t mean something isn’t good,” says Dr. Sridhar.
“We’re really excited about the ‘magic hour’ our midwife will be helping us create right after I give birth,” says Natalie Smith, who is expecting her first baby in October. “Barring any unforeseen circumstances, once our midwife delivers the baby, she’ll step back so we can have some intimate, uninterrupted family time. She’ll take care [...]
Fibroids are non-cancerous tumors that develop in the uterus and can range in size from that of a pea to as large as a watermelon. Having fibroids is quite common: 70 to 80 percent of women will develop uterine fibroids during their lifetimes — and the likelihood of developing fibroids increases as a woman [...]
Within a woman’s pelvis are the many organs that make up the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, uterus and vagina. Gynecologic cancer — the uncontrolled growth and spread of abnormal cells — can develop in any one of the reproductive organs.
Early detection saves lives
All women are at risk for gynecologic cancer [...]