Search Results

Results 1–10 of 27
Title Date
1.

Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

PFS005

Human immunodeficiency virus HIV is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome AIDS HIV can enter the bloodstream through contact with an infected persons body fluids such as blood or semen This can happen during sex or by sharing needles used to inject drugs An infected woman who is...

August 2015

PDF Format
2.

Early Pregnancy Loss

FAQ090

What is early pregnancy loss The loss of a pregnancy during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy the first trimester is called early pregnancy loss miscarriage or spontaneous abortion Pregnancy What is early pregnancy lossnbsp How common is early pregnancy loss What causes early pregnancy loss Are ther...

August 2015

PDF Format
3.

Alcohol and Women

FAQ068

What is atrisk drinking Atrisk drinking means drinking more than seven drinks a week or three drinks on a single day Atrisk drinking also includes binge drinking Womens Health What is atrisk drinkingnbsp What is binge drinkingnbsp How does my body process alcohol What are the health risks of atris...

August 2015

PDF Format
4.

You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens)

FAQ042

What happens during puberty When puberty starts your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing and changing These signals are called hormones Hormones make your body change and start looking more like an adults see FAQ041 Your Changing BodyEspecially for Teens Hormones also...

August 2015

PDF Format
5.

Ovarian Cysts

FAQ075

What is an ovarian cyst An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch filled with fluid or other tissue that forms on the ovary Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their childbearing years A woman can develop one cyst or many cysts Ovarian cysts can vary in size In most cases cysts are harmless and...

July 2015

PDF Format
6.

Laparoscopy

FAQ061

What is laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a type of surgery In open surgery an incision is made in the skin This means making an incision that can be several inches long in the abdomen Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery using small incisions usually no more than 12 inch long Laparoscopic surgery somet...

July 2015

PDF Format
7.

Multiple Pregnancy

FAQ188

How does multiple pregnancy occur A twin triplet or higherorder pregnancy four or more babies is called multiple pregnancy If more than one egg is released during the menstrual cycle and each is fertilized by a sperm more than one embryo may implant and grow in your uterus This type of pregnancy r...

July 2015

PDF Format
8.

Exercise After Pregnancy

FAQ131

What are some of the benefits of exercise for postpartum women Exercise has the following benefits for postpartum women It helps strengthen and tone abdominal muscles It boosts energy It may be useful in preventing postpartum depression It promotes better sleep It relieves stress Labor Delivery an...

June 2015

PDF Format
9.

Prenatal Development: How Your Baby Grows During Pregnancy

FAQ156

How does pregnancy begin Fertilization the union of an egg and a sperm into a single cell is the first step in a complex series of events that leads to pregnancy Fertilization takes place in the fallopian tube Over the next few days the single cell divides into multiple cells At the same time the ...

June 2015

PDF Format
10.

Your Changing Body: Puberty in Girls (Especially for Teens)

FAQ041

What is puberty Puberty is the time when your body changes and becomes more like an adult When does puberty start It is normal for changes to start as early as 8 years old or as late as 13 years old Puberty starts when your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing and chan...

May 2015

PDF Format

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
409 12th Street SW, Washington, DC  20024-2188 | Mailing Address: PO Box 70620, Washington, DC 20024-9998