Urinary tract infection

Half of all women experience a urinary tract infection during their lifetimes. The condition can be a serious health problem when it involves the kidneys.


Sex and aging


Painful intercourse (dyspareunia)

Painful urination (dysuria)

Urinary incontinence


Vaginal dryness

Vaginal dryness is a common and uncomfortable condition — but there are effective ways to treat it.

Tests and diagnosis

Pap smear

Pelvic exam

A pelvic exam may be done as a part of a routine checkup to evaluate your gynecologic health or to help diagnose a medical condition.


Urinalysis can be used to assess your overall health, detect a wide range of disorders, or monitor a medical condition or treatment.

Treatments and drugs

Cancer treatment for women: Possible sexual side effects

NuvaRing (vaginal ring)

April 23, 2013