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You and Your Sexuality (Especially for Teens)

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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 the FAQ Your Changing BodyEspecially for Teens Hormones als...

May 2015

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Cesarean Birth (C-section)

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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

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Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)

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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

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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 tumors do not sprea...

April 2015

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Hormone Therapy

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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

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Cervical Cancer

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What is cancer of the cervix A womans cervix the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells Healthy cells grow divide and are replaced as needed Cancer of the cervix occurs when these cells change Cancer cells divide more rapidly They may g...

April 2015

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Having a Baby (Especially for Teens)

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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

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Nutrition During Pregnancy

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How can I plan healthy meals during pregnancy Planning healthy meals during pregnancy is not hard The United States Department of Agriculture has made it easier by creating wwwchoosemyplategov This web site helps everyone from dieters and children to pregnant women learn how to make healthy food c...

April 2015

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Colposcopy

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What is colposcopy Colposcopy is a way of looking at the cervix through a special magnifying device called a colposcope It shines a light into the vagina and onto the cervix A colposcope can greatly enlarge the normal view This exam allows the health care provider to find problems that cannot be s...

April 2015

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Mammography and Other Screening Tests for Breast Problems

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What is a screening test A screening test is used to find diseases such as cancer in people who do not have signs or symptoms This allows early treatment The earlier cancer is treated the greater the chance of survival Gynecologic Problems What is a screening testnbsp What screening tests are used...

April 2015

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