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The Search For Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD): Scientific Evidence is Lacking

Getting on Birth Control Pills Without Getting Off Your Budget

Not Always P.M.S. -- Other Types of Cyclic Changes
Almost all women (95%) experience some physical or mood changes with their menstrual cycles. But, only one-third of those are actual P.M.S.. Learn about the different categories of menstrually related changes and what to do about each.

Female Ejaculations
Are there female ejaculations? Female ejaculation is a release of fluid from the external genitalia associated with sexual activity. Some say this fluid must be released under pressure, while others say it must be associated with the woman's orgasm. Whatever the definition used, female ejaculations are hard to find.

Pap Tests After a Hysterectomy: Are They Needed?
What Can A Pap Find After A Hysterectomy? The overwhelming reason Paps are done is to detect cervical cancer. Since post-hysterectomy women don't have a cervix, this reason is gone. They can incidentally detect signs of infection -- both vaginal and sexually transmitted. But, most women are past the age range where these are major risks for her.

Breast Cancer Risk
Check out the new interactive program that will estimate your inherited risk of breast cancer.

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Tips and Facts
An "unsatisfactory" pap smear refers to how readable the sample was, not your health.