Health Promotion

University of Mississippi

Women’s Health

Women, it is important to be well-educated about your health and wellness. Below you will find medically accurate information in regards to taking care of your well-being. Check out the various health topics and how they affect women. If you would like more information on any of these topics, please call Health Promotion at 662-915-6543.


Know your options for birth control.

Chances for getting pregnant are less than 1 in 100 women using:

  • Implant (Nexplanon)
  • IUD (Skyla)
  • IUD (Mirena)
  • IUD (ParaGard)
  • Sterilization

Chances for getting pregnant are 6-9 in 100 women depending on method using:

  • Pill
  • Patch
  • Ring
  • Shot (Depo-Provera)

Chances for getting pregnant are 12-24 in 100 women depending on method using:

  • Withdrawal
  • Diaphragm
  • Fertility Awareness
  • Condoms (both male and female)















Breast Cancer: What you need to know for early detection!

Signs of breast cancer:

  • Breast or nipple pain
  • Swelling in one or both breasts
  • Skin irritation or dimpling
  • Clearly or blood nipple discharge
  • Lump(s) in one or both breasts

Do a self-exam MONTHLY for early detection of breast cancer:

  1. In the shower, move hands in a circular motion around each breast.
    1. Check for any lumps in the breasts
  2. In front of a mirror, visually inspect your breasts with your arms at your side and then with them above your head.
    1. Check for dimpling in skin, swelling in a breast, or changes in the nipple.
  3. Lying down, rub your hands around each breast in a circular motion. This will spread the breast tissue out to thoroughly check for lumps or hard knots.