Articles about Reproductive Health for Women

Board certified OB/GYN physician, Dr. Tracey Doyle, answers a few common questions about abnormal cervical cells. 

Although women make 80 percent of all health care decision in the United States, they are often the last in the family to seek medical treatment. And the reason is simple – “if mom’s down, the whole family is down.”

Here board certified internal medicine physician Dr. Sangeeta Patil answers questions about the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), FDA-approved HPV immunization and more to help you and your family live a healthier, happier life.

A generation ago, a woman going through menopause could be thought of as loosing vitality, femininity and sexuality. The symptoms were "simply part of aging" and women often suffered in silence. But now, women are taking menopause in stride and are thriving by staying active, educating themselves on the facts and asking their doctors for help. As one woman puts it "just because I'm in the "Pause" doesn't mean I'm dead."

Regular gynecological check-ups are vital to prevention and early detection of diseases and other health conditions. They also provide you an opportunity to discuss your current medical condition and to gain insight on what’s normal and what’s not.

What is HPV?

Human Papillomavirus, more commonly known as HPV, can affect both females and males. Most types of HPV are harmless. Do not cause any symptoms, and go away on their own.