Mayo Clinic's Women's Health section offers an introduction to and general overview of many of the most common women's health topics. This site is a subsection within the Mayo Clinic's main website and is recommended based on its affiliation with the Mayo Clinic's expertise and trusted reputation. However, this section's expert answers lack depth and detail that can be found on countless other women's health websites.
HealthyWomen provides a wide range of women's health materials reviewed by medical professionals. It is recommended for women looking for a balance of clinical information and informal articles that touch on a variety of issues relevant to women's health.
Evidence Based Birth provides in-depth evaluations of more than 25 controversial topics in childbirth. Some of the information may not be reliable due to poorly chosen clinical studies or improperly interpreted studies from appropriate studies. Many of the articles come to vague, incomplete conclusions, and much of the content must be purchased. This site is recommended as a limited source of information for expectant mothers and predominantly useful to those few who are familiar with interpreting medical studies.
Medical Xpress publishes brief news updates on the latest happenings in health research and policy. The website allows searches by individual topic or condition for those interested in a specific subject. Each article on Medical Xpress includes the original scientific source. This site is a recommended a place to browse for some of the recent advances in medical science, but readers should be aware of the possibility that data may be misinterpreted.
Iwannaknow.org. offers basic information about sexuality, relationships, and sexually transmitted diseases. The resources here are easy to read and address relevant issues facing adolescents by providing credible medical content. This site is recommended only as a brief introduction to sexuality and sexual health information, particularly for teens.
Girlshealth.gov is a comprehensive and credible source for young women to learn about physical, sexual, and social health. A wide range of highly relevant, high quality, user-friendly, and useful topics are explored here. This site is recommended as an excellent, go-to resource for young women that has frank and unbiased information for their users.
The National Women's Health Network website helps citizens learn more about the politics surrounding women's health issues. The organization's emphasis is on women's advocacy and activism to advance women's health. The website is recommended as a good source of health policy analysis, but the health-related content is limited to six topics.
AboutKidsHealth is an inconsistent online resource for children's health information. Users will find over 2,000 medically reviewed articles on common diseases and conditions, pregnancy, child development, nutrition, parenting techniques, medications, tests and procedures and more. Other features, such as detailed information about some diseases and links to disease-specific resources and organizations enhance the experience. The site is recommend for credible information for children & teens and those who give care for them, but the content is erratic.
WebMD - Health & Pregnancy Health Center covers the gamut of pregnancy from pre-pregnancy & getting pregnant, through the 3 trimesters, to labor & delivery, including labor induction & C-section. There is also information about multiple gestation, amniocentesis, and many pregnancy complications, such as gestational diabetes, ectopic pregnancy & placenta previa. This section is recommended as high-quality site for families contemplating and progressing through pregnancy.
WebMD - Sex & Relationships is complementary to "Sexual Conditions Health Center" and superfically discusses issues such as sexuality, dating, romantic relationships, and marriage. There are many links to topics about sexual health, sexual disorders, and diseases associated with sexual activity. This section may be recommended as an introdution to relationships, but other sites are more comprehensive and detailed.