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What to know about HCG pregnancy tests
An HCG test can show if a woman is pregnant and if their body is producing the right level of pregnancy hormones. We look at the accuracy of HCG tests and what factors can affect results. (Medical News Today)

Fibroid surgery: Everything you need to know
The many different types of fibroid surgery include a myomectomy, radiofrequency ablation, and a hysterectomy. Learn about these and other surgery options here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about salpingectomy
Salpingectomy is the surgical removal of one or both fallopian tubes. Here, learn about the reasons for this surgery, what to expect, and more. (Medical News Today)

What to know about endometrial thickness
Endometrial thickness can change throughout a person’s life and in different situations, for example during pregnancy or the menopause. Learn what is normal and how to measure endometrial thickness here. (Medical News Today)

What are the phases of the menstrual cycle?
The monthly menstrual cycle consists of several stages that the female body goes through to prepare for the possibility of pregnancy. Learn about each stage of the menstrual cycle here. (Medical News Today)

Recovery after a vasectomy: What to know
Vasectomies are safe procedures with a low risk of complications. Here we discuss what to expect during the recovery period after a vasectomy and provide advice on self-care. (Medical News Today)

Can pregnancy occur after a vasectomy?
The chances of a pregnancy after a vasectomy are almost zero. However, we look at why pregnancy can still happen. We also explore vasectomy reversal, and a process called sperm aspiration, which may also lead to pregnancy. (Medical News Today)

What to do if you cannot feel an IUD's strings
An IUD has strings that hang down into the vagina. People should locate these strings regularly to make sure that the IUD is still in place. Learn why the IUD strings might be missing and what to do here. (Medical News Today)

How often should a man release sperm?
Frequently releasing sperm may have many health benefits and effects on the body. Learn more here about how frequent or infrequent ejaculation affects sperm count and overall well-being. (Medical News Today)

What are the best natural treatments for PCOS?
Natural treatments and lifestyle changes, such as diet changes, supplements, and herbal remedies, may help with the symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). Learn what the research says here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about sperm production
The average time it takes for the body to make new sperm cells is 74 days. However, the male body is constantly producing sperm, so there will usually be some in the semen. Learn more about the sperm production cycle here. (Medical News Today)

Ovulation bleeding: What to know
Ovulation bleeding is light bleeding or spotting that occurs around the time a person ovulates. Ovulation usually takes place in the middle of the menstrual cycle. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about circumcised and uncircumcised penises
Circumcision of the penis, or the removal of the foreskin, is not usually medically necessary. For many people, it is a choice. Whether or not it affects the level of sexual stimulation remains unclear. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

When does ovulation restart after a miscarriage?
After a miscarriage, a women’s menstrual cycle will restart. The first day of bleeding will be day 1 of the new cycle. For people with regular cycles, ovulation typically occurs around day 14. However, it may take several months for a woman’s cycle to return to usual after pregnancy loss. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about precum and pregnancy
It is possible to get pregnant from precum. Precum is a fluid that the penis releases before ejaculation. The fluid is a lubricant that may contain sperm. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about premenstrual syndrome (PMS)
Most females experience at least some symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). This article explores the symptoms, causes, and treatments of PMS. We also discuss when to see a doctor about symptoms. (Medical News Today)

What to know about bumps on the cervix
Bumps on the cervix are usually benign, or noncancerous, so they do not usually need treatment. In other cases, bumps can indicate cervical cancer, which will require treatment. Learn about the causes and treatments for bumps on the cervix here. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of sleeping naked?
Many people prefer to wear pajamas or another type of comfortable attire in bed. However, sleeping naked can help keep the body cool, which may promote better quality sleep. Sleeping naked may also have other health benefits. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

What causes watery semen, and does it affect fertility?
Ejaculating multiple times per day, living with certain medical conditions, and having nutritional deficiencies can all cause watery semen. Watery semen may indicate a low sperm count, but it does not necessarily mean that a person is infertile. Learn more about the causes of watery semen here. (Medical News Today)

Can you get pregnant on your period?
A person can get pregnant at any point in their menstrual cycle, but it is much less likely during their period. In this article, we look at the factors affecting whether someone can get pregnant before, during, and after their period. (Medical News Today)

How can you make your period come faster?
People have tried many methods to induce periods using traditional and modern medicine. In this article, we look at the evidence behind various ways to make a period come faster, risks, and methods that have no scientific backing. (Medical News Today)

Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know
A sperm count is part of a larger test called semen analysis. A doctor may test a person’s sperm count if they have fertility concerns. Learn about average, low, and high sperm counts here. (Medical News Today)

Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?
People can take the pill or have shots to prevent pregnancy, but which type of birth control is better? In this article, we discuss the effectiveness, side effects, and costs of the shot and pills for birth control. (Medical News Today)

What increases the odds of having twins?
There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age, family history, racial background, and having fertility treatments. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Natural ways to boost fertility
People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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