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Reducing Your Risk of Cancer


What causes cancer? Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged. Normally, the body repairs or destroys such cells. Sometimes, these cells may grow out of control. This c...

February 2013

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure


What is a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and why is it done? If you have an abnormal cervical cancer screening result, your health care provider may suggest that you have a loop elec...

February 2013

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Cervical Cancer Screening


What is cervical cancer screening? Cervical cancer screening is used to find changes in the cells of the cervix that could lead to cancer (see the FAQ Cancer of the Cervix). Screening includes the P...

February 2013

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Having a Baby - Especially for Teens


What is prenatal care? Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant. It includes medical care, education, and counseling. The earlier you get prenatal care, the better your chance...

February 2013

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Human Papillomavirus Infection


What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skin-to-skin contact. More than 100 types of HPV have been found. About 30 ...

February 2013

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Cancer of the Cervix


What is cancer of the cervix? A woman’s cervix (the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina) is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells. Healthy cells grow, divide, and are replace...

February 2013

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Pregnancy Choices: Raising the Baby, Adoption, and Abortion


What are my options if I find out that I am pregnant? There are three options available to you if you discover you are pregnant: 1) you can give birth to the baby and raise the baby, 2) you can give...

February 2013

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Seizure Disorders in Pregnancy


What is a seizure? A seizure occurs when the activity of nerve cells in the brain becomes abnormal. A seizure can cause a change in mood, emotions, consciousness, or movement. FAQ129 The American C...

February 2013

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Hysteroscopic Sterilization


What is sterilization? Sterilization is a permanent form of birth control. FAQ180  What is sterilization? Sterilization is a permanent form of birth control. What is tubal sterilization? Steri...

January 2013

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Your First Period - Especially for Teens


What is puberty? Puberty is a time when your body begins to change to become more like an adult’s. Starting your menstrual period is one of these changes. What is a menstrual period? When pubert...

December 2012

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