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Ectopic pregnancy

Trusted information on ectopic pregnancy including what it is, symptoms, treatment, why it happens, where to get support, plus links to trusted resources.

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Dilatation and curettage

Dilatation and curettage (D&C) is an operation to scrape tissue from the inside of the womb. It's used to diagnose and treat conditions and after a miscarriage.

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Pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a condition that affects around 1 in 8 women. PID is most common in sexually active women aged 20 to 24. Learn more about PID.

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Genetic testing

Genetic testing can give you important information if you are planning a family or if you, or someone you care for, has a genetic disorder.

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Salpingectomy

Salpingectomy is the removal of one or both of a woman's fallopian tubes. It is done to treat cancer, endometriosis, ectopic pregnancy and for other reasons.

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Cervical cancer – a personal story

Being diagnosed with cervical cancer can be both emotionally and practically challenging. Listening to others who have experienced similar situations is often reassuring and can be helpful. This video interview has been sourced from healthtalkonline.org, award-winning research into patient experiences in conjunction with the Health Experience Research Group at Oxford University, UK.

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Ovariectomy

Ovariectomy is the surgical removal of one or both ovaries. It is usually performed to treat an ovarian cyst, ovarian cancer or other ovary-related problem.

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The truth hurts: hysterectomy doesn’t cure endometriosis

Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, often leading to pain and infertility. Despite one celeb's hysterectomy for endo at 31, it’s not a cure for endometriosis.

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Screening for Down syndrome

Down syndrome is a chromosomal disorder affecting 1 in 1,100 babies. Screening and diagnostic tests for Down syndrome are offered to women during pregnancy.

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Colposcopy

A colposcopy is a minor procedure to examine the health of a woman’s cervix. It may include a biopsy to examine tissue. Find out more about colposcopies here.

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