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How to Prevent Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

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What are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)? Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) are infections that are spread by sexual contact. Sexually transmitted diseases can cause severe damage to your body—even death. Except for colds and flu, STDs are the most common contagious (easily spread) diseas...

July 2014

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Heart Health for Women

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What is heart disease? The vessels that supply blood to the heart are called the coronary arteries. The most common cause of heart disease is coronary artery disease. This disease is a narrowing of blood vessels to the heart by the buildup of plaque. Plaque is a fatty substance that forms in the ...

July 2014

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection

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What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skin-to-skin contact. More than 100 types of HPV have been found. About 30 of these types infect the genital areas of men and women and are spread from person to person throu...

July 2014

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccines

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What is human papillomavirus (HPV)? Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skin-to-skin contact. More than 100 types of HPV have been found. About 30 of these types infect the genital areas of men and women. Gynecologic Problems What is hum...

July 2014

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Fertility Awareness: Rhythm Method, Basal Body Temperature Method, and More

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What is natural family planning? Natural family planning is a form of birth control that is based on the timing of sex during a woman's menstrual cycle. It is not a single method but a variety of methods. Contraception What is natural family planning? What factors influence the suc...

July 2014

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Preterm (Premature) Labor and Birth

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What is preterm labor? Preterm labor is defined as regular contractions of the uterus resulting in changes in the cervix that start before 37 weeks of pregnancy. Changes in the cervix include effacement (the cervix thins out) and dilation (the cervix opens so that the fetus can enter the birth ca...

July 2014

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It's Time to Quit Smoking

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What are the dangers of smoking? Smoking is a leading cause of death in women. Lung cancer causes more deaths in women than any other type of cancer, including breast cancer and ovarian cancer. Another smoking-related disease, heart disease, is currently the number one killer of women in the Unit...

June 2014

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Vulvodynia

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What is vulvodynia? Vulvodynia is chronic (long-lasting) pain and discomfort of the vulva that is not caused by an infection, skin disease, or cancer. It is likely that many factors, including those related to the body’s nerves, hormones, or immune system, are involved. Gynecologic Problems ...

June 2014

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Skin Conditions During Pregnancy

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What are some of the common skin changes that occur during pregnancy? Many women notice changes to their skin, nails, and hair during pregnancy. Some of the most common changes include the following: Dark spots on the breasts, nipples, or inner thighs Melasma—brown patches on the face around th...

June 2014

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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV can enter the bloodstream through contact with the body fluids of an infected person, such as blood or semen. This can happen during sex or by sharing needles used to inject drugs. An infecte...

May 2014

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