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Long-Acting Reversible Contraception (LARC): IUD and Implant


What are longacting reversible contraception LARC methods Longacting 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 reversibleif yo...

July 2014

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Infection


What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus that can be passed from person to person through skintoskin 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 through sexual ...

July 2014

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Heart Health for Women


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 arter...

July 2014

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Skin Conditions During Pregnancy


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 Melasmabrown patches on the face around the cheeks no...

June 2014

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What is vulvodynia Vulvodynia is chronic longlasting 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 bodys nerves hormones or immune system are involved Gynecologic Problems What is vulvodynia ...

June 2014

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It's Time to Quit Smoking


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 smokingrelated disease heart disease is currently the number one killer of women in the United State...

June 2014

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Testing for Human Immunodeficiency Virus


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 infected woman ...

May 2014

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Screening Tests for Birth Defects


What is a birth defect A birth defect is a problem that is present at birth although it may not be noticed until the child is older Birth defects may affect any part of the body including major organs such as the heart lungs or brain The defect may affect the babys appearance a body function or bo...

April 2014

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Genetic Disorders


What are genes A gene is a small piece of hereditary material called DNA that controls some aspect of a persons physical makeup or a process in the body Genes come in pairs Pregnancy What are genesnbsp What are chromosomesnbsp What determines my babyrsquos sexnbsp What causes genetic disordersnbsp...

April 2014

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Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery


What are the types of painrelieving medications that can be used during labor and delivery In general there are two types of painrelieving drugs 1 analgesics and 2 anesthetics Analgesics relieve pain without total loss of feeling or muscle movement They are used to lessen pain but usually do not s...

March 2014

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