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Annual Well-Woman Exam (Infographic)

Birth Control Learn about choosing the right birth control method for you Some examples include the birth control pill intrauterine device IUD patch condom or implant Cancer Screening Learn more about breast cancer colon cancer or other types of cancer Vaccinations Get vaccinations against the flu...

September 2016

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Zika Virus and Pregnancy (Infographic)

PFSI011 Mosquito Bite Prevention If you must travel to one of the areas where Zika virus is spreading strictly follow these four steps to prevent mosquito bites Use EPAregistered bug spray with DEET picaridin IR3535 oil of lemon eucalyptus or paramenthanediol Used as directed these sprays are safe...

September 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Diagnostic Tests

FAQ164, September 2016

What is prenatal genetic testing Prenatal genetic testing gives parentstobe information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders nbspPregnancy What is prenatal genetic testingnbsp What are genetic disordersnbsp What are the two main types of prenatal genetic testsnbsp What is amnioc...

September 2016

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Prenatal Genetic Screening Tests

FAQ165, September 2016

What is prenatal genetic testing Prenatal genetic testing gives parentstobe information about whether their fetus has certain genetic disorders Pregnancy What is prenatal genetic testing What are genetic disorders What are the two main types of prenatal genetic tests What are the different types o...

September 2016

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Genital Herpes

FAQ054, September 2016

What is genital herpes Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted infection STI It is caused by a virus called herpes simplex virus HSV Infection with HSV can cause painful sores and blisters around the lips genitals or anus Sometimes infection with HSV causes no sores It is possible to have HSV and...

September 2016

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Bleeding During Pregnancy

FAQ038, July 2016

Does bleeding during pregnancy always mean that there is a problem Vaginal bleeding during pregnancy has many causes Some are serious whereas others are not Bleeding can occur early or later in pregnancy Bleeding in early pregnancy is common In many cases it does not signal a major problem Bleedin...

July 2016

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Media and Body Image

TFAQ002, June 2016

How can the media make me feel bad about my body Images of what the media believes are ideal women are everywhereon TV in movies online in magazines in ads and in video games You may begin to believe that these images show what is normal But the weights and body types of women you see in the media...

June 2016

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Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

FAQ193, June 2016

How common is heavy menstrual bleeding Heavy menstrual bleeding is very common About one third of women seek treatment for it Heavy menstrual bleeding is not normal It can disrupt your life and may be a sign of a more serious health problem If you are worried that your menstrual bleeding is too he...

June 2016

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Endometrial Cancer

FAQ097, June 2016

What is endometrial cancer Endometrial cancer is cancer of the endometrium which is the lining of the uterus It is the most common type of cancer that affects the female reproductive organs The most common type of endometrial cancer type 1 grows slowly It most often is found only inside the uterus...

June 2016

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Extremely Preterm Birth

FAQ173, June 2016

When is a baby considered preterm or extremely preterm A normal pregnancy with one baby lasts about 40 weeks Babies born before 37 completed weeks of pregnancy are called preterm or premature Babies born before 28 completed weeks of pregnancy are considered extremely preterm The earlier a baby is ...

June 2016

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