YOUR HEALTH: FAQs

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Our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) are intended to briefly address questions we’ve often been asked about women's health. They're women-centred, have a feminist analysis, and are meant to assist women to make their own decisions on their health care. We try not to over-simplify the issues, and if there are disagreements in the medical or popular literature on a topic we point those out as well.
These FAQs cover a wide range of topics but are not exhaustive. They are also not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. When you have questions about your health, it is always advisable to ask a health care practitioner.
Please note that, given our limited financial resources, many of these FAQs have not been revised recently, and may not always reflect current knowledge.

Our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) about women's health are women-centred, have a feminist analysis, and are meant to assist women to make their own decisions on their health care. We try not to over-simplify the issues, and if there are disagreements in the medical or popular literature on a topic we point those out as well.


The FAQs are also not meant to be a substitute for medical advice. When you have questions about your health, it is always advisable to ask a health care practitioner.

Body Image

Caregiving and Work-Life Balance

Fibromyalgia

Heart Health

Income and Women's health

Lesbian Health

Making Sense of Health Information

Older Women's Health

Sexual and Reproductive Health and Hormones

     Birth Control

     Breast Health

     Endometriosis

     Fibroids

     Healthy Uterus and Vagina

     Menopause and Hormone Therapy

     PAPs, HPV and Healthy Cervix

     Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

     Pregnancy, Birth and Breastfeeding

Seeking Health Services 

Sleep

Smoking

Urinary Tract and Bladder

Work-related Injuries