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What is melasma?

Melasma is a common pigmentation disorder that causes brown or gray patches to appear on the skin, primarily on the face.The most common areas for melasma to appear on the face include: the bridge of the nose the forehead the cheeks the…

Which is the best IUD for me?

Intrauterine devices (IUDs) are increasing in popularity. There are several IUDs available, each of which will suit different people.About 10 percent of people on birth control use IUDs. These devices significantly reduce the risk of…

Safest condoms and methods of use

Condoms are an effective method for preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. Most brands are very safe, but some offer less protection than others.Condoms are a popular barrier method of conception. Condoms made of latex,…

What causes an absence of menstruation?

Amenorrhea means an absence of menstruation. The term also applies to people who have not started their period by the age of 16, which is called primary amenorrhea. Secondary amenorrhea occurs in people who have missed 3 months of…

How to stop or speed up your period

When your period comes at an inconvenient time, it can get in the way of your plans. Are there ways to speed up your period or make it stop once it has started?The research on controlling periods in this way is limited, but certain methods…

How do you use vaginal suppositories?

Vaginal suppositories are solid, oval-shaped medical treatments that are inserted into the vagina using a plastic applicator. They become liquid within the vagina as they warm to the body's temperature.A vaginal suppository provides…

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