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What are the reproductive years?

A woman's peak reproductive years are between the late teens and late 20s. By age 30, fertility (the ability to get pregnant) starts to decline. This decline becomes more rapid once you reach your mid-30s. By 45, fertility has declined so much that getting pregnant naturally is unlikely for most women.

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Help and support for heavy or painful periods

Heavy or painful periods

Painful or heavy periods can affect your daily life. Our guide offers help and support if you’re living with painful or heavy bleeding.

Support for heavy or painful periods
Our guide to coping with endometriosis


Endometriosis can affect women between their periods starting and menopause. Read our guide to discover what it is, the signs and symptoms.

Our guide to coping with endometriosis
Help and support for pelvic inflammatory disease

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

PID is a common but serious disease that affects around 220,000 women in the UK each year. Our guide explains what it is, what causes it and how to prevent it.

Living with pelvic inflammatory disease
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Eight common questions about smear tests

If you’re concerned about potential pain or you feel self-conscious about having a cervical smear, our guide can help.

Smear test awareness
Contraception and birth control

Contraception and birth control

Contraception, also known as birth control, is designed to prevent pregnancy. Find out about the types of contraception that are available to you.

Your guide to contraception
Sleep problems

Sleep problems

A poor night’s sleep, due to insomnia or physical symptoms, can affect your physical and mental health and leave you exhausted at work.

Is a lack of sleep affecting your life?
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Urogynaecological changes during pregnancy

This article aims to guide you through changes to your urogynaecological health during pregnancy.

Bump to baby urogynaecological changes
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Managing your wellness after childbirth

If you're looking for help with wellness after childbirth, our guide can help.

Managing your wellness after childbirth
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A guide to women's pelvic health

If you’re struggling with urinary incontinence after giving birth or as a result of menopausal changes, we can help.

A guide for women's pelvic health
Sports injury care at Benenden Hospital

Sports injury care

Whether you're an amateur or a professional athlete, sports injuries can be a frustrating and painful part of participating in physical activity.

That's why we offer a wide range of self-pay treatment options - so you can get back to taking part in the sports you love.

Our Consultant Gynaecologists

Mr Gupta

Abhishek Gupta

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Gupta's specialties include urinary incontinence, uterine and vaginal prolapse and heavy or painful periods.

Mr Connell

Rowan James Connell

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Connell's specialties include prolapse, incontinence, vaginal reconstruction surgery and MonaLisa Touch.

Ahmed Khalil

Consultant Gynaecologist

Mr Khalil's specialties include diagnostic laparoscopy, myomectomy and hysterectomy.

Miss Anahit Zakaryan

Anahit Zakaryan

Consultant Gynaecologist

Miss Zakaryan specialises in general gynaecology, including bleeding problems, vulval problems, contraception, HRT, fibroids and vaginal prolapse.

Contact us about private gynaecology treatment

It's easy to find out more about treatment by giving us a call or completing our enquiry form.

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