• Menopause

    Can HRT help protect my heart?

    It is well known that HRT is an effective treatment for symptoms of the menopause, such as hot flushes, joint pains and even mood changes. But a lot of women don’t realise that it may have other benefits beyond these…

  • Female Cancers

    Why does cervical screening stop at age 64?

    Cervical screening is designed to identify abnormal changes to the cells of the cervix before they potentially become cancerous. The changes are caused by high-risk strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Screening is offered to all women aged 25-64 years:…

  • Contraception

    How effective is the contraceptive pill?

    When deciding on what contraception to use, effectiveness is usually high up on the priority list. But a lot of women don’t know that there is a lot of variation in how effective the different options are – and this…