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Urinary incontinence is not ‘normal’ – but it is treatable

Many women experience urinary incontinence after childbirth or because of aging. The topic can be difficult for women to talk about, but the condition, while not normal, is very treatable.

Women's Health

Fertility-sparing treatment for endometriosis and fibroids

Endometriosis and uterine fibroids can cause heavy periods, pelvic pain, and difficulty getting pregnant. And traditional treatment options can cause infertility. However, women can find advanced, fertility-sparing treatment options at UT Southwestern. Learn more.

Women's Health

Hysterectomy alternative: An innovative treatment for uterine fibroids

Problems associated with uterine fibroids frequently used to result in hysterectomy and a lengthy recovery. But not anymore! Radiofrequency ablation is an innovative outpatient procedure that can reduce fibroid volume and their uncomfortable symptoms by 50 percent in just two months. Learn more.

Cancer; Plastic Surgery; Women's Health

Free-flap breast reconstruction: A natural alternative to implants after cancer

Free-flap breast reconstruction with natural body tissue has emerged as a long-lasting alternative to implants after breast cancer. Explore how women benefit from the procedure, and learn about the patient-centric processes our surgeons followed to become world-class experts.

Brain; Women's Health

What women need to know about common benign brain tumors

Women are at higher risk for benign brain tumors than men – but why? In this week’s blog, neurosurgeon Toral Patel, M.D., discusses what we do and don’t know about benign brain tumors, as well as surgical and nonsurgical treatment options. Learn more.

Men's Health; Prevention; Women's Health; Your Pregnancy Matters

'The pill' for guys: Male birth control option passes safety tests

A male birth control pill has moved one step closer to reality, but will men actually take a daily oral contraceptive?

Cancer; Men's Health; Prevention; Women's Health

Beating the social, emotional side effects of HPV-related head and neck cancer treatment

HPV-related head and neck cancer is increasing among young adults, but traditional treatments can affect how patients look, talk, and even eat – huge factors on a first date. Find out how Baran Sumer, M.D., helps patients beat cancer and minimize socially awkward side effects.

Women's Health

Application of a simple cream might reduce recurrence of pelvic floor dysfunction symptoms

Traditional repairs correcting pelvic organ prolapse have too often weakened over time and required revisional surgery. Based on promising initial data from a pilot study, we are studying whether the simple addition of vaginal estrogen might reduce the need for additional procedures in postmenopausal women.

Cancer; Men's Health; Women's Health

Fertility options for cancer survivors

Several types of cancer treatment can make it difficult or impossible for patients to have a baby. Explore the options available for people diagnosed with cancer to preserve their fertility.