Common Medical Conditions

The articles in this section look at medical problems and procedures that are particular to women’s organs and the female body. It covers some of the conditions that affect large numbers of women — and some that affect a small number of women, but for which it can be difficult to get reliable women-centered information.

The articles below focus on benign (noncancerous) diseases or problems and on cancer prevention and diagnosis. For information on cancers related to women’s reproductive organs, see “Breast & Gynecological Cancers.”