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  • Special Topic

    Hormone therapy

    The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the female pelvis between the bladder and rectum. The ovaries produce the eggs that travel through the fallopian tubes. Once the egg has left the ovary it can be fertilized and implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth.

    Hormone therapy (HT) uses one or more female hormones, commonly estrogen and progestin and sometimes testosterone, to treat symptoms of menopause. Symptoms o...

  • Special Topic

    HPV vaccine

    The HPV vaccine protects against infection by certain strains of the human papilloma virus (HPV). HPV can cause cervical cancer and genital warts. The HPV vi...

  • Disease

    Hypogonadism

    Hypogonadism occurs when the body’s sex glands produce little or no hormones. In men, these glands (gonads) are the testes. In women, these glands are the ov...

  • Disease

    Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism

    The pituitary is a gland attached to the base of the brain which secretes hormones that govern the onset of puberty, sexual development and reproductive function.

    Hypogonadism is a condition in which the male testes or the female ovaries produce little or no sex hormones. Hypogonadotropic hypogonadism (HH) is a form of...

  • Surgery

    Hysterectomy

    Hysterectomy is surgical removal of the uterus, resulting in inability to become pregnant. This surgery may be done for a variety of reasons including, but not restricted to, chronic pelvic inflammatory disease, uterine fibroids and cancer. A hysterectomy may be done through an abdominal or a vaginal incision.

    Hysterectomy is surgery to remove a woman’s womb (uterus). The uterus is a hollow muscular organ that nourishes the developing baby during pregnancy. You may...

  • Test

    Hysterosalpingography

    The uterus is a hollow muscular organ located in the female pelvis between the bladder and rectum. The ovaries produce the eggs that travel through the fallopian tubes. Once the egg has left the ovary it can be fertilized and implant itself in the lining of the uterus. The main function of the uterus is to nourish the developing fetus prior to birth.

    Hysterosalpingography is a special x-ray using dye to look at the womb (uterus) and fallopian tubes. This test is done in a radiology department. You will li...