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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

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What are prenatal diagnostic tests Prenatal diagnostic tests are tests that can detect certain disorders before a baby is born Pregnancy What are prenatal diagnostic testsnbsp How are prenatal diagnostic tests different from screening testsnbsp What is a birth defectnbsp What is a genetic disorder...

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Your First Gynecologic Visit (Especially for Teens)

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When should I have my first gynecologic visit An obstetriciangynecologist obgyn is a doctor who specializes in the health care of women Girls should have their first gynecologic visit between the ages of 13 years and 15 years Especially For Teens When should I have my first gynecologic visit Is it...

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Group B Strep and Pregnancy

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What is group B streptococcus GBS Group B streptococcus is one of the many types of bacteria that live in the body and usually do not cause serious illness It is found in the digestive urinary and reproductive tracts of men and women In women it can be found in the vagina and rectum GBS is not a s...

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Hysterectomy

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What is a hysterectomy Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus It is a very common type of surgery for women in the United States Removing your uterus means that you can no longer become pregnant Special Procedures What is a hysterectomy Why is hysterectomy done Are there alternatives to hyst...

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Good Health Before Pregnancy: Preconception Care

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What is a preconception care checkup The goal of this checkup is to find things that could affect your pregnancy Identifying these factors before pregnancy allows you to take steps that can increase the chances of having a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby During this visit your health care pro...

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

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What are common signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS Common PCOS signs and symptoms include the following Irregular menstrual periodsMenstrual disorders can include absent periods periods that occur infrequently or too frequently heavy periods or unpredictable periods Infertility P...

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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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What are sexually transmitted infections STIs Sexually transmitted infections STIs are infections that are spread by sexual contact Sexually transmitted infections can cause severe damage to your bodyeven death Except for colds and flu STIs are the most common contagious easily spread infections i...

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BRCA1 and BRCA2 Mutations

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Cancer is a complex disease thought to be caused by several different factors A few types of cancer run in families These types called hereditary or familial cancer have been linked to changes in genes that can be passed from parents to children Changes in genes are called mutations Hereditary bre...

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21 Reasons to See a Gynecologist Before Age 21 (Infographic)

This infographic highlights 21 reasons a woman under the age of 21 should see a gynecologist

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