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Premenstrual syndrome (PMS)

Premenstrual syndrome refers to symptoms that occur around the time of your period. There are ways to help manage your premenstrual symptoms.

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Female reproductive system

The female reproductive system includes organs such as the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina, as well as hormones.

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Hormonal medicines and periods

Some forms of hormonal contraception (for example the oral contraceptive pill, hormonal IUD, and injection) may affect your menstrual cycle.

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Loss of female libido

It’s not unusual for a woman to lose interest in sex at some stage. Here’s information about a range of physical and psychological factors that can impact your libido.

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Contraceptive vaginal ring

Read about the vaginal ring - a type of contraception (birth control) that works in the same way as the pill and can help control your periods.

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Painful periods (dysmenorrhoea)

Period pain (dysmenorrhoea) is common, especially among young females, and the pain tends to ease as you get older. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments of painful periods.

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Night sweats

Night sweats may be a sign of a medical condition or may be caused by a medicine. Find out more about night sweats, common causes and treatments.

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Puberty for girls

During puberty, the female body changes. Learn more about the physical and emotional changes you may experience when going through puberty.

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Menstruation (periods)

Menstruation, also called a period, happens about once a month. Learn more about the menstrual cycle, what causes your period and related health problems.

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Depression in women

Depression is a serious mental health condition affecting how you think, feel and behave. It is more common in women than men for a range of reasons.

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