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Your Sexual Health

FAQ072, November 2015

What causes sexual problems in women Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the followingAgingA womans libido another term for interest in and desire for sex and sexual activity sometimes decrease with age This decrease is normal and usually is not a cause for concern but problems ...

November 2015

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccination

FAQ191, November 2015

What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus Like all viruses HPV causes infection by entering cells Once inside a cell HPV takes control of the cells internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself These copies then infect other nearby cells Womens Health What is h...

November 2015

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Vulvovaginal Health

FAQ190, November 2015

What is human papillomavirus HPV Human papillomavirus HPV is a virus Like all viruses HPV causes infection by entering cells Once inside a cell HPV takes control of the cells internal machinery and uses it to make copies of itself These copies then infect other nearby cells Womens Health What is t...

November 2015

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Emergency Contraception

FAQ114, October 2015

What is emergency contraception Emergency contraception is the use of certain methods to prevent pregnancy after a woman has had sex without birth control if her current method fails or if she is raped Contraception What is emergency contraception EC How does EC work What are the different types o...

October 2015

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The Flu Vaccine and Pregnancy

FAQ189, October 2015

What is influenza the flu Influenza the flu is more than a bad cold It usually comes on suddenly Signs and symptoms may include fever headache fatigue muscle aches coughing and sore throat It can lead to complications such as pneumonia Some complications can be lifethreatening Pregnancy What is in...

October 2015

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Sterilization for Women and Men

FAQ011, September 2015

Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control Sterilization procedures for women are called tubal occlusion The procedure for men is called vasectomy Contraception What is sterilization How does tubal occlusion work to prevent pregnancy How effective is female sterilization Does female ster...

September 2015

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

FAQ088, September 2015

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 vulvanbsp When should I contact my health care provider about vulvar symptomsnbsp What will my...

September 2015

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Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

FAQ077, September 2015

What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID Pelvic inflammatory disease PID is an infection of the female reproductive organs It is a common illness PID is diagnosed in more than 1 million women each year in the United States Gynecologic Problems What is pelvic inflammatory disease PID What causes PID...

September 2015

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Diagnostic Tests for Birth Defects

FAQ164, September 2015

What are prenatal diagnostic tests Prenatal diagnostic tests are tests that can detect certain disorders before a baby is born Pregnancy What are prenatal diagnostic testsnbsp How are prenatal diagnostic tests different from screening testsnbsp What is a birth defectnbsp What is a genetic disorder...

September 2015

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Having a Baby After Age 35

FAQ060, September 2015

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 womans health as well as her babys health Pregnancy Why is there a concern about having a child later ...

September 2015

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