Search Results

Results 11–20 of 141
Title Date
11.

Your First Period (Especially for Teens)

FAQ049

What is puberty Puberty is a time when your body begins to change to become more like an adults Starting your menstrual period is one of these changes What is a menstrual period When puberty begins your brain signals your body to produce hormones Some of these hormones prepare your body each month...

May 2015

PDF Format
12.

Induced Abortion

FAQ043

What is an induced abortion When a procedure is done or medication is taken to end a pregnancy it is called an induced abortion Special Procedures What is an induced abortion What is a firsttrimester abortion How is a firsttrimester surgical abortion performed What kind of pain relief is given for...

May 2015

PDF Format
13.

Urinary Tract Infections (UTIs)

FAQ050

How do urinary tract infections UTIs develop Most urinary tract infections start in the lower urinary tract which is made up of the urethra and bladder Bacteria from the bowel live on the skin near the anus or in the vagina These bacteria can spread and enter the urinary tract through the urethra ...

May 2015

PDF Format
14.

Cesarean Birth (C-section)

FAQ006

What is cesarean birth Cesarean birth is the delivery of a baby through incisions made in the mothers abdomen and uterus Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is cesarean birth What are the reasons for cesarean birth Is a cesarean birth necessary if I have had a previous cesarean birth Can I req...

May 2015

PDF Format
15.

The Menopause Years

FAQ047

What is menopause Menopause is the time in your life when you naturally stop having menstrual periods Menopause happens when the ovaries stop making estrogen Estrogen is a hormone that helps control the menstrual cycle Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years The average age that women go...

May 2015

PDF Format
16.

Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

FAQ077

What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID Pelvic inflammatory disease is an infection of the female reproductive organs It is a common illness Pelvic inflammatory disease is diagnosed in more than 1 million women each year in the United States Pelvic inflammatory disease occurs when bacteria move fr...

May 2015

PDF Format
17.

Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

FAQ057

What is premenstrual syndrome PMS Many women feel physical or mood changes during the days before menstruation When these symptoms happen month after month and they affect a womans normal life they are known as PMS Gynecologic Problems What is premenstrual syndrome PMSnbsp What are some common sym...

May 2015

PDF Format
18.

Ovarian Cancer

FAQ096

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 tumors do not sprea...

April 2015

PDF Format
19.

Hormone Therapy

PFS003

Menopause is the time in a womans life when she naturally stops having menstrual periods Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years The average age of menopause for women in the United States is 51 years Most women enter a transitional phase in the years leading up to menopause called perim...

April 2015

PDF Format
20.

Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)

FAQ103

What is prenatal care Prenatal care is the health care you get while you are pregnant It includes medical care education and counseling The earlier you get prenatal care the better your chances are for a healthy pregnancy and baby Especially For Teens What is prenatal care What may happen at my fi...

April 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