Adenomyosis is a condition that affects the uterus and can cause heavy periods. Learn more about its causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.
Bartholin’s cysts can develop if the ducts of the Bartholin's glands, found inside the vagina, become blocked. Learn about the causes and treatment.
Breast augmentation (breast implants)
Women undergo breast implant surgery for many reasons. Learn about the procedure and the questions to ask.
Breast cancer awareness
Your risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. Here’s how to recognise symptoms and detect it early.
Cervical screening test
Pap smears have been replaced by a new cervical screening test to detect human papillomavirus (HPV), helping protect women from cervical cancer.
There are many methods of contraception. Here's how to choose the right one for you, considering things like effectiveness, safety and convenience.
Domestic violence (or family violence) is when someone uses violence to maintain power over someone they’re close to. Learn about signs, effects and w...
Endometriosis is a condition in which the tissue that lines the uterus also grows outside the uterus. It can be painful, but treatment is available.
Female pattern baldness
Female pattern baldness (or androgenetic alopecia) is the most common type of hair loss and thinning in women.
Female reproductive system
The female reproductive system involves organs such as the uterus (womb), ovaries, fallopian tubes and vagina, as well as hormones.
Female sexual problems
Many women experience sexual problems from time to time. Learn more about some common problems and how they can be treated.
A fibroid is a non-cancerous tumour that grows in and around the uterus. Find out more about fibroids, including the symptoms and treatment options.
Health checks for women
A guide to routine health checks and tests for women, including mammogram, bowel cancer screening, blood pressure and more.
A hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus or womb. Read about the different types of hysterectomy and why this kind of surgery may be needed.
Incontinence treatments – 10 ways to stop leaks
For many people with incontinence, these 10 self-help tips and lifestyle changes are enough to relieve symptoms.
Problems affecting the labia can include cysts or a rash. Learn more about what's normal when it comes to the labia, and what's not.
A mastectomy is an operation to remove a breast, usually to treat breast cancer. Learn how to prepare and what to expect if you need this surgery.
Find out when menopause is likely to start, common symptoms and how to relieve them, as well as possible long-term effects.
Menstruation happens about once a month. Learn more about the menstrual cycle, what causes your period and health problems related to periods.
Ovarian cancer is most common in women aged over 50. Find out about the different types and the symptoms, which can be difficult to recognise.
An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac in the ovary and is common in women with regular periods. Learn more about the symptoms and treatments.
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is a condition that affects around 1 in 8 women; it's most common in sexually active women aged 20 to 24.
Suffering from heavy, painful or irregular periods? Does PMS affect your wellbeing? Learn about common period problems and how to cope.
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is a common hormonal condition that affects up to 1 in 10 girls and women in their reproductive years.
Discover more about health topics relevant to pregnant women and parents-to-be, such as pregnancy tests, morning sickness, pre-eclampsia and labour.
Prolapsed uterus is when your uterus falls down towards the vaginal opening. Read about its causes, symptoms, treatment and prevention.
Puberty for girls
Learn about the complex physical and emotional changes that occurs to a girl when she becomes a young woman.
A rectocele occurs when the rectum bulges into the back vaginal wall. Find out more about appropriate care and treatment.
Sexually transmitted infections (STI)
Sex is part of a healthy relationship, but can carry risks. Learn about safe sex, STIs, spotting symptoms, and what to do if you get infected.
This genetic disorder involves sensory, developmental and hormonal symptoms, but most girls and women with Turner syndrome enjoy a normal life.
Most women are concerned by common problems such as vaginal discharge, dryness, irritation and thrush at some stage.