Dr Khumalo Women Clinic
Reproductive Health Care
We focus on sexual and reproductive health (including abortion services). Good sexual and reproductive health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being in all matters relating to the reproductive system. It implies that people are able to have a satisfying and safe sex life, the capability to reproduce and the freedom to decide if, when, and how often to do so.
To maintain one’s sexual and reproductive health, Women need access to accurate information and the safe, effective, affordable and acceptable contraception method of their choice.
They must be informed and empowered to protect themselves from sexually transmitted infections. And when they decide to have children, women must have access to skilled health care providers and services that can help them have a fit pregnancy, safe birth and healthy baby. Every woman has the right to make their own choices about their sexual and reproductive health
Women disorders include;
- Early or delayed puberty.
- Endometriosis, a condition where the tissue that normally lines the inside of the womb, known as the endometrium, grows outside of it.
- Inadequate breastmilk supply.
- Infertility or reduced fertility (difficulty getting pregnant).
- Menstrual problems including heavy or irregular bleeding.
- Polycystic ovary syndrome, ovaries produce more male hormones than normal.
- Problems during pregnancy.
- Uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths in a woman’s uterus or womb.
aking care of yourself and making healthy choices can help protect you and your loved ones. Protecting your reproductive system also means having control of your health, if and when, you become pregnant.
nfertility means not being able to get pregnant after 1 year of trying. If a woman is 35 or older, infertility is based on 6 months of trying to become pregnant. Women who can get pregnant but are unable to stay pregnant may also be considered infertile.
Menopause is a normal change in a woman’s life when her period stops. A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for 12 months in a row. This often happens between 45–55 years of age. Menopause happens because the woman’s ovary stops producing the hormones estrogen and progesterone
A woman has reached menopause when she has not had a period for one year. Changes and symptoms can start several years earlier. They include:
- A change in periods – shorter or longer, lighter or heavier, with more or less time in between
- Hot flashes and/or night sweats
- Trouble sleeping
- Vaginal dryness
- Mood swings
- Trouble focusing
- Less hair on head, more on face