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Viagra

Published on 17th April 2018

What is Viagra? Viagra is the brand name for a commonly recognised little blue, diamond shaped pill. It is a drug that helps men with impotence or erectile dysfunction. Viagra has now become available without prescription, it is hoped this will help many men who suffer from impotence but are embarrassed to seek help. Who […]

Gestational Diabetes

Published on 28th March 2018

Gestational diabetes and diabetes in pregnancy Gestational diabetes is a form of diabetes that develops or is discovered during pregnancy and then usually disappears when the pregnancy is over. Gestational diabetes occurs in approximately 1 in 20 pregnancies. What causes gestational diabetes? Gestational diabetes can develop during pregnancy, because the pregnancy hormones make it harder […]

Contraception

Published on 20th March 2018

  What is contraception? Contraception or birth control is an artificial method or device used to prevent a woman from getting pregnant. A woman can become pregnant if a man’s sperm reaches one of her eggs, contraception keeps the sperm and the eggs apart or stops egg production to prevent pregnancy from happening.  In the […]

Emergency contraception

Published on 20th March 2018

  What is emergency contraception? If you have unprotected sex or you think your current contraception method has failed then you might require emergency contraception, commonly called the morning after pill. There are different types of emergency contraception available, as well as an emergency contraception pill there is an emergency IUD (Intrauterine device). Emergency contraception […]

Combined oral contraceptive pill (COP)

Published on 20th March 2018

  What is the combined oral contraceptive pill? The combined pill is the most common and is usually the one people refer to when they say “I’m on the pill”. The combination pill gets its name because it contains a combination of the two female hormones oestrogen and progesterone.  There are many different brands of […]

Progestogen only pill (POP)

Published on 20th March 2018

 > What is the progestogen only pill? The progestogen only pill or POP is sometimes referred to as the mini pill. It is called progestogen only because as the name suggests it contains just progestogen. The progestogen only pill works by thickening cervical mucus making it difficult for sperm to get through or survive and […]

Strep B

Published on 29th July 2015

What is Strep B? Group B streptococcus (GBS) or strep B for short is a common type of the streptococcus bacterium which lives in the body without the carrier knowing. Approximately a third of men and women carry GBS in their intestines and a quarter of women carry it in their vagina. GBS is the […]

Ovulation Tests

Published on 19th May 2015

A pregnancy begins with conception. A child is conceived when the male sperm successfully fertilises the female egg. Successful fertilisation is most likely during a 24-hour period following the L.H. surge. Since this window is only open once a month and for a short period of time, being able to predict the L.H surge is […]

Family Planning

Published on 14th May 2015

Finding out a little bit more about fertility and when you are most fertile can make an incredible difference to planning your future. Identifying your fertile days – the days possible to get pregnant during each menstrual cycle, enables you to know the best time to conceive. Fertility Approximately 20% of women in the U.K. […]

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (P.I.D.)

Published on 9th May 2015

What is pelvic inflammatory disease? Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (P.I.D.) is an infection which occurs when bacteria enters the cervix and spreads upwards into the pelvic organs, including the uterus, fallopian tubes and the ovaries. Apart from H.I.V., P.I.D. is the most common and serious complication of sexually transmitted diseases. What causes pelvic inflammatory disease? There […]

Polycystic ovary syndrome

Published on 9th May 2015

What is polycystic ovary syndrome? Polycystic ovary syndrome or PCOS for short is a condition that affects the function of the ovaries. Polycystic literally means ‘many cysts’ and if you have PCOS, multiple fluid-filled cysts develop in the ovaries and eggs may not be released regularly. PCOS is the most common cause of fertility problems […]

Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (P.M.S.) and Pre-Menstrual Tension (P.M.T.)

Published on 9th May 2015

What is Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (P.M.S.) and Pre-Menstrual Tension (P.M.T.) Many women go through many physical and emotional changes just before and during their period. These symptoms, which usually begin 7-14 days prior to a period are known as either Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS) or Pre-Menstrual Tension (PMT). PMS is very common, approximately 1 in 3 women […]