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Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

FAQ183

What is pelvic organ prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse is a disorder in which one or more of the pelvic organs drop from their normal position (see FAQ012 Pelvic Support Problems). What organs can be...

December 2013

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Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks

FAQ181

What is a “medically indicated” delivery? A medically indicated delivery is done for a medical reason. These reasons may be the woman’s medical condition or a problem with the baby. Labor may be ind...

June 2013

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Postpartum Sterilization

FAQ052

What is sterilization? Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. Sterilization for women is called tubal sterilization. In tubal sterilization, the fallopian tubes are closed off. Tubal ...

May 2013

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Sterilization by Laparoscopy

FAQ035

What is sterilization? Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. It is the most popular form of birth control worldwide. FAQ035 What is sterilization? Sterilization is a permanent ...

May 2013

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Laparoscopy

FAQ061

What is laparoscopy? Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery without making a large incision (cut). A thin tube known as the laparoscope is inserted into the abdomen through a small incision. The lapa...

April 2013

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Endometrial Ablation

FAQ134

What is endometrial ablation? Endometrial ablation destroys a thin layer of the lining of the uterus and stops the menstrual flow in many women. In some women, menstrual bleeding does not stop but i...

April 2013

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Treating Infertility

FAQ137

What is infertility? Infertility is defined as not having become pregnant after 1 year of having regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control (see the FAQ Evaluating Infertility). Inf...

April 2013

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure

FAQ110

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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Cancer of the Cervix

FAQ163

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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Hysteroscopic Sterilization

FAQ180

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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