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Delaying your period with hormonal birth control

Delaying your period is possible if you use an extended or continuous method of birth control. Find out how you can have more control over your menstrual cycle.


High blood pressure dangers: Hypertension's effects on your body

High blood pressure can cause other health complications. Find out more about these complications.


Urinary incontinence surgery in women: The next step

Learn what's involved in surgery to treat stress incontinence and overactive bladder, including risks and things to consider before deciding on surgery.


Metabolism and weight loss: How you burn calories

Learn if your metabolism influences weight loss — or weight gain.


Transurethral microwave therapy (TUMT)

Learn about this minimally-invasive procedure for treating an enlarged prostate, including how it's done and possible risks and benefits.


Breast cancer surgery

Learn about the types of operations used to treat breast cancer, including lumpectomy, mastectomy, lymph node surgery and breast reconstruction.


Diaphragm

The diaphragm can be inserted minutes or hours in advance of sex, and keeps working for up to a day — but doesn't protect against STIs.


Placenta: How it works, what's normal

Understand how the placenta works and the conditions that can affect the placenta during pregnancy.


Pregnancy and COVID-19: What are the risks?

Get the facts about how COVID-19 might affect pregnancy, prenatal care, labor and delivery, and breast-feeding.


Facing major surgery in the COVID-19 era

Some surgeries may be safely postponed until the pandemic ends, but hospitals are taking steps to make necessary surgeries safe.


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