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Vulvodynia

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What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is chronic (long-lasting) pain and discomfort of the vulva that is not caused by an infection, skin disease, or cancer. It is likely that many factors, including those...

June 2014

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Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

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What are some of the common skin changes that occur during pregnancy? Many women notice changes to their skin, nails, and hair during pregnancy. Some of the most common changes include the following...

June 2014

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It's Time to Quit Smoking

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What are the dangers of smoking? Smoking is a leading cause of death in women. Lung cancer causes more deaths in women than any other type of cancer, including breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Anot...

June 2014

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Progestin-Only Hormonal Birth Control: Pill and Injection

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What is progestin? Progestin is a form of progesterone, a hormone that plays a role in the menstrual cycle and pregnancy. Progestin is used in combination with another hormone called estrogen in com...

June 2014

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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV can enter the bloodstream through contact with the body fluids of an infected person, such a...

May 2014

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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What are diagnostic tests for birth defects? Prenatal diagnostic tests are able to detect some birth defects before a baby is born. FAQ164 What are diagnostic tests for birth defects? Prenatal diag...

May 2014

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Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch and Ring

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What are combined hormonal birth control methods? Birth control pills, the birth control patch, and the vaginal birth control ring are combined hormonal birth control methods. They contain two hormo...

May 2014

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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): IUD and Implant

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What are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods? Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods include the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. Both methods ar...

May 2014

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Screening Tests for Birth Defects

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What is a birth defect? A birth defect is a problem that is present at birth, although it may not be noticed until the child is older. Birth defects may affect any part of the body, including major ...

April 2014

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Genetic Disorders

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What are genes? A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a person’s physical makeup or a process in the body. Genes come in pairs. FAQ094 What are ge...

April 2014

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