Maricopa Integrated Health System offers comprehensive health services for women at every age. While typically occurring gradually towards the end of the fifth decade in life marked by irregular bleeding the cessation of ovulation and menstruation is accompanied by marked changes in hormonal activity, both by the ovary itself ( oestrogen and progesterone ) and the pituitary gland ( follicle stimulating hormone or FSH and luteinizing hormone or LH).
These hormonal changes may be associated with both systemic sensations such as hot flashes and local changes to the reproductive tract such as reduced vaginal secretions and lubrication While menopause may bring relief from symptoms of menstruation and fear of pregnancy it may also be accompanied by emotional and psychological changes associated with the symbolism of the loss of fertility and a reminder of aging and possible loss of desirability While menopause generally occurs naturally as a physiological process it may occur earlier ( premature menopause ) as a result of disease or from medical or surgical intervention.
Globally, cervical cancer is the fourth commonest cancer amongst women, particularly those of lower socioeconomic status Women in this group have reduced access to health care, high rates of child and forced marriage, parity , polygamy and exposure to STIs from multiple sexual contacts of male partners.
Although Mr. Trump has not yet been able to eviscerate Planned Parenthood, he has already taken steps to damage it. On April 13, the president signed a law repealing an Obama-era rule protecting Planned Parenthood from state efforts to withhold money allocated by Title X, the only federal program expressly devoted to family planning.
If there is a complication in your pregnancy, either a maternal health or fetal health concern, ask about perinatal care The maternal fetal medicine (MFM) physicians coordinate care in collaboration with your OB to monitor and manage high-risk pregnancies.