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Birth Control - Especially for Teens

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What things should I think about when choosing a birth control method? To choose the right birth control method for you, consider the following: How well it prevents pregnancy How easy it is to use Whether you need a prescription to get it Whether it protects against sexually transmitted dise...

December 2013

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Special Tests for Monitoring Fetal Health

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Why may special tests be needed during pregnancy? Special testing during pregnancy most often is done when the fetus is at increased risk of problems that could result in pregnancy complications or lead to stillbirth. This can occur in the following situations: High-risk pregnancy (a woman has h...

November 2013

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Healthy Eating

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Why is it important to eat a healthy diet? Your body needs a balanced supply of nutrients to grow, replace worn-out tissue, and provide energy. Not getting enough of these important nutrients can affect your health. However, eating too much food and excess calories can lead to health problems. Wo...

November 2013

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Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C in Pregnancy

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What are hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections? Hepatitis B and hepatitis C are serious infections that affect the liver. Both diseases are contagious and caused by viruses. Both can lead to serious, long-term illness. Pregnancy What are hepatitis B and hepatitis C infections? What...

November 2013

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Emergency Contraception

FAQ114

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? What types of emergency contr...

October 2013

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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 www.choosemyplate.gov. This web site helps everyone from dieters and children to pregnant women learn how to make healthy ...

September 2013

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Ultrasound Exams

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What is ultrasound? Ultrasound is energy in the form of sound waves. The most common type of ultrasound exam is called two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. In this type of ultrasound, a transducer sends sound waves through the body. The sound waves hit tissues, body fluids, and bones. The waves then ...

September 2013

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Your Changing Body: Puberty in Girls (Especially for Teens)

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What is puberty? Puberty is the time when your body changes and becomes more like an adult. When does puberty start? It is normal for changes to start as early as 8 years old or as late as 13 years old. Puberty starts when your brain sends signals to certain parts of the body to start growing...

September 2013

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The Rh Factor: How It Can Affect Your Pregnancy

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What is the Rh factor? Just as there are different major blood groups, such as type A and type B, there also is an Rh factor. The Rh factor is a protein that can be present on the surface of red blood cells. Most people have the Rh factor—they are Rh positive. Others do not have the Rh factor—the...

September 2013

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Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, and Syphilis

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What are gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis? Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and syphilis are sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). These three STDs can cause serious, long-term problems if they are not treated, especially for teenagers and young women. Gynecologic Problems What are gonorrhea, c...

September 2013

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