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Facial hair removal: does Vaniqa cream work?

For women, the presence of facial hair can be distressing. It’s embarrassing and something you don’t want people to notice- which is why you might be looking for a way to get rid of it. There are a number of hair removal solutions out the...

Female Facial Hair
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How effective is emergency contraception?

Emergency contraception is used to prevent pregnancy following sexual intercourse and contrary to some beliefs, they do not induce termination. The morning after pill works by preventing or delaying ovulation so there is no egg present to be fer...

Morning After Pill
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Emergency contraception

So you’ve been to a party, you have met a very good looking guy and you’ve had one drink too many.  One thing leads to another….then you wake up the next morning wondering what on earth you have done!

Morning After Pill
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Is Trimethoprim the best antibiotic for cystitis?

Cystitis is an inflammation of the bladder due to a previous bladder infection. Cystitis is a common type of urinary tract infection or UTI. It is particularly common in women as the urethra is smaller in women compared to men, hence the bacteria has...

Cystitis Treatment
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How to remember to take your pill

When we wake up, the first thing we do is grab our towel and head to the bathroom for a shower and to brush our teeth. But why is it so hard to make taking the pill part of our daily routine? It is not just you; I myself am guilty of missing multiple...

Contraception (Birth Control)
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Pain during urination

Pain during urination (dysuria) is a common symptom of many conditions but usually is a crucial indicator of cystitis (bladder inflammation). Cystitis is a common type of urinary tract infection or UTI. It is particularly common in women, with 1 in 3...

Cystitis Treatment
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What happens to the sperm that don't fertilise the egg?

We all know it takes just one sperm to meet the egg in the womb for a successful fertilisation to take place. But what happens to all the other sperm? Do they stay in the uterus?

Contraception (Birth Control)
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The facts about the morning after pill

I don’t think we can ever say that there is an answer to unprotected sex in the sense that if we are to protect against sexually transmitted infections, we should always use a condom during sexual intercourse. This is particularly importan...

Morning After Pill