In light of Lena Dunham's decision to get a hysterectomy
What is Endometriosis? The uterus is a small, hollow pear-shaped organ in a woman’s pelvis. The medical term for the membrane that lines the inside of the uterus is endometrium. So, what is endometriosis ? A normal endometrial tissue is inside the uterus. But sometimes a small amount of endometrial
Lena Dunham reveals why she underwent a hysterectomy at age 31
Lena Dunham has revealed that she underwent a hysterectomy after a long battle with endometriosis . In a first-person essay featured in the March issue of Vogue , the 31-year-old "Girls" star and creator wrote that she made the tough decision to have her uterus and cervix removed after a decade of
Triplets from 'embryo adventure' turn 6 months old
A little over a year ago, Mickey and Samantha Clark were moving across Oregon. The couple, who had been undergoing fertility treatments, needed to bring their frozen embryos along to another clinic closer to their new home. So they decided to have a little fun with the embryos along the way by
Hormonal birth control linked to increased breast cancer risk: Study
Women using hormonal birth control methods -- from the pill, to the ring and implants -- appeared to have a 20 percent higher risk of breast cancer, according to a new study of 1.8 million women in Denmark.
Woman carries sister's 'rainbow baby' after loss of twins: 'I'd do it for her'
A selfless woman is carrying a child for her sister who experienced the heartbreaking loss of newborn twins. Anna Howat is due to give birth to her niece, Charlotte Grace, on Feb. 2. Howat offered to carry her sister Beth Gaudino's baby when Gaudino had difficulties conceiving after losing her son
Texas residents rescued as Harvey dumps more rain
Residents in Port Arthur evacuated on the back of dump trucks while a citizens' armada called "The Rescue Rangers" includes volunteers from as far away as Oregon, who traveled to Texas with boats to help.
When I donated my eggs 10 years ago, I wish I'd known these things
(Editor's note: This article originally appeared on Babble.com. It has been reprinted here with permission. The Walt Disney Company is the parent company of both ABC News and Babble.com) Somewhere in this world are two children who share my genes. I know next to nothing about them, beyond the fact
Author Amy Kurtz shares her personal medical journey
The author opens up about her new book, "Kicking Sick: Your Go-To Guide for Thriving With Chronic Health Conditions."
Wisconsin couple adopting two sets of twins gives birth to their own twins
What are the odds? A Wisconsin couple currently in the process of adopting two sets of twins recently gave birth to their own twins. What's even more interesting is that all of the twins were born on the same date -- Feb. 28 -- in different years. Carrie and Craig Kosinski, who live on a farm in
Julianne Hough wants to start 'open conversations' about endomitriosis
Julianne Hough hopes being vocal about her struggle with endometriosis will help more women feel comfortable talking about their own experiences. In an interview with People , she talked about her diagnosis. "When I was 15, I had symptoms of endometriosis, but I had never heard of it, didn't know