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n. pl. women (wĭm′ĭn)
An adult female human.


an adult female human.
A female person


Vox populi A female person. See Abdominal woman, Declared pregnant woman.

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Q. can staphylococcus in woman cause infertility? staphylococcus/infertility

A. Not that I know about. One of the major routes in which bacteria cause infertility in women is through inflammation of the pelvis (PID), but staphylococcus isn't a major cause of this disease.

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Q. Is it safe to have sex with a woman with cancer of the uterus? My 45-years old wife was told she have cancer in the uterus, and will have an operation soon. Meanwhile, should we use a condom during sex? Can the tumor pass from her to me (like AIDS or HPV)?

A. unless the cancer has lots of bleeding, you don't need to use condoms.
but if your wife would undergo an operation, maybe you need to be off-of-that-sex 1-2 days prior to operation day, just to make sure there's no super infection that will bother the operation plan.

Q. If a woman has a sister with bipolar disorder... If a woman has a sister with bipolar disorder [and no other family history of mental health problems] and she marries a man with no family history of mental health problems. Now anyone tell me what are the chances that their children will have bipolar?

A. There is always a chance when having children that they may develop some kind of illness at some point in their lives. You shouldnt base your decicion to have children on that fact. As time goes on there are better and more effective ways to treat illnesses such as bipolar disorder. There is a chance that there is a wider family history of bipolar disorder in the family and none of the others were diagnosed. Then there is a good possibility that the child may not get bipolar disorder. We can give you odds and statistics but the reality is if you choose not to have children you will never know. Knowledge is power, if you are aware that there is a history, educate yourself on the illness and you will recognize the signs at an early stage if they appear and be able to get your child the help they will require right away.

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Wild Opulence showcases a fusion of fabrics and colour influenced by the wanderlust of global design while Femme Fatale reinvents the timeless allure of the art-house heroine with strong colours and delicate textures that accentuate the female form.
Because of her efforts, especially her courage in discussing topics that were usually considered taboo for Emirati women at the time, such as the beauty of the female form, many women today, especially poets and writers, credit her for paving the way for them.
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The French-American artist puts femininity into three dimensions, capturing the power, glamour, beauty and vulnerability of the female form in bold yet sensuous bronze.
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The female form had intrigued his imagination and he had designated various roles to her.
The artist, kay cowley, is celebrating the female form by exploring the concept of 'fertility' through different media: 'fertility figurines', stone carvings, linocuts, sand and oil pastel mandalas in chakra colours, and oil paintings.
The show - which originated at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and comes here direct from the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - is a warm-hearted celebration of the female form in all its glory.
The female form is something enjoyed by many men, but isn't entirely sexual.