Women’s Health

IMPLANON – What you need to know!

The World Health Organization (WHO) states, “Reproductive rights embrace certain human rights that are already recognised in national laws, international human rights documents and other consensus documents. These rights rest on the recognition of the basic right of all couples and individuals to decide freely and responsibly on the number, spacing and timing of their

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Breast Cancer Awareness 2020 Malaysia

What is Breast Cancer Awareness Month? It is a worldwide annual campaign taking place in October, involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. There are about 1.38 million new cases and 458 000 deaths from breast cancer each year (IARC Globocan, 2008). Breast cancer is by far the

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OVARIAN CANCER AWARENESS

Ovarian cancer is a cancer that arises from the ovaries. Ovaries are a pair of organs that produce eggs and hormones in the female. Ovarian cancer is typically portrayed as a “silent” killer, without much signs or symptoms until it is an advanced disease. The sooner the cancer is detected and treated, the better a

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INTRAUTERINE PRP

You have heard of Platelet- Rich Plasma (PRP), a concentrated blood product that contains a high percentage of platelets, used on the face, scalp, other parts of the body but have you heard of it being used as part of infertility treatment?  In recent years, PRP has been used alongside conventional fertility treatments like In

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menstrual cycle

Irregular Menstrual Cycle

You think you are bleeding down there, but you’re not! You think you’re just sweaty down there but you are actually bleeding! What a confusion!  Typically, menstrual periods last four to seven days. Examples of menstrual problems include periods that occur less than 21 days or more than 35 days apart, missing three or more

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Vaginal Discharge & UTI

VAGINAL DISCHARGE & UTI – HOW ARE THEY RELATED?

UTIs affect your urethra so they aren’t technically a vaginal imbalance. But, they often occur because bacteria around the vagina gets into the urethra since they’re very close in proximity. About half of all women will experience urinary tract infections in their lifetimes, and despite treatment, about a quarter will develop recurrent infections within six

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Why Do Women Leak Urine?

Urinary Incontinence (Leaking urine) Familiar with the term “laughed till you peed”? Well, in some women this can be a big concern and quite embarrassing as well!  You will be afraid to laugh, cough or even sneeze!! Some may leak a few drops of urine while running or coughing whereas others may feel a strong,

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contraceptive pills

Are Contraceptive Pills Safe?

Contraception or better known as birth control is a method used to prevent pregnancy. Contraceptive methods include hormonal contraception, barrier methods (condoms or diaphragms), intrauterine devices (IUD) and sterilisation. Hormonal contraception is an effective, convenient and simple method of birth control. The various types of hormonal contraceptives available in the market include oral contraceptive pills (OCP),

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