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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

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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 electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) as part of the evaluation or for treatment (see the FAQ Cervi...

July 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 are highly effective in preventing pregnancy, last for several years, and are easy to use. Both are r...

July 2014

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Managing High Blood Pressure

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What is blood pressure? Blood pressure is the force of blood against the walls of the blood vessels. A blood pressure reading has two numbers separated by a slash—the systolic pressure and diastolic pressure: The systolic pressure (the top or first number) is the force of blood in the arteries wh...

July 2014

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Having a Baby After Age 35

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Why is there a concern about having a child later in life? Becoming pregnant after age 35 years can present a challenge. Also, having a child later in life has certain risks. These risks may affect a woman’s health as well as her baby’s health. Pregnancy Why is there a concern about having...

July 2014

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Ovarian Cancer

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What is cancer? Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged. Normally, the body repairs or destroys such cells. Sometimes, these cells may grow out of control. This causes growths or tumors to form. Tumors can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Benign tumo...

July 2014

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Reducing Your Risk of Cancer

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What causes cancer? Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged. Normally, the body repairs or destroys such cells. Sometimes, these cells may grow out of control. This causes growths or tumors to form. Tumors can be benign (not cancer) or malignant (cancer). Benign ...

July 2014

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Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence

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What is stress urinary incontinence (SUI)? SUI is a type of urinary incontinence. With SUI, a woman leaks urine when she coughs, laughs, or sneezes or during certain activities, such as walking, running, or exercising. Special Procedures What is stress urinary incontinence (SUI)? Wh...

July 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 hormones: estrogen and progestin. Contraception What are combined hormonal birth control metho...

July 2014

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Disorders of the Vulva: Common Causes of Vulvar Pain, Burning, and Itching

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What is the vulva? The external female genital area is called the vulva. The outer folds of skin are called the labia majora and the inner folds are called the labia minora. Gynecologic Problems What is the vulva?  When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar sympt...

July 2014

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Barrier Methods of Birth Control: Diaphragm, Sponge, Cervical Cap, and Condom

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What are barrier methods? Barrier methods of birth control are physical or chemical barriers that prevent sperm from passing through the woman's cervix into the uterus and fallopian tubes to fertilize an egg. Some methods also protect against sexually transmitted disease (STDs). Contraception ...

July 2014

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