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How to Tell When Labor Begins

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What happens when labor begins? As labor begins, the cervix opens (dilates). The uterus, which contains muscle, contracts at regular intervals. When it contracts, the abdomen becomes hard. Between t...

May 2011

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When Sex Is Painful

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How common is painful sex? Pain during intercourse is very common—nearly 3 out of 4 women have pain during intercourse at some time during their lives. For some women, the pain is only a temporary p...

May 2011

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Exercise and Fitness

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What are the benefits of exercise? Regular exercise can provide the following health benefits: Reduce the risk of heart disease by strengthening your heart, lowering cholesterol, and decreasing bloo...

May 2011

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Genital Herpes

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What is genital herpes? Genital herpes is a sexually transmitted disease (STD). Genital herpes is probably best known for the sores and blisters it causes. These sores can appear around the lips, ge...

May 2011

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Endometrial Hyperplasia

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What is endometrial hyperplasia? Endometrial hyperplasia is a condition that occurs when the lining of the uterus (endometrium) grows too much. It is a benign (not cancer) condition. In some cases, ...

May 2011

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Perimenopausal Bleeding and Bleeding After Menopause

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What are menopause and perimenopause? Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 1 year. The average age of menopause is 51 years, but the normal range is 45 years to 55 years. T...

May 2011

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Pelvic Support Problems

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What are pelvic support problems? The pelvic organs include the vagina, cervix, uterus, bladder, urethra, small intestines, and rectum. The pelvic organs are held in place by muscles of the pelvic f...

May 2011

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Uterine Fibroids

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What are uterine fibroids? Uterine fibroids are benign (not cancer) growths that develop from the muscle tissue of the uterus. They also are called leiomyomas or myomas. The size, shape, and locatio...

May 2011

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Your Sexual Health

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What causes sexual problems in women? Some common causes of sexual problems in women include the following: Aging—A woman's libido (another term for interest in and desire for sex) and sexual activi...

May 2011

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Urinary Incontinence

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What is urinary incontinence? Leakage of urine is called urinary incontinence. Some women leak small amounts of urine. At other times, leakage of urine is frequent or severe. Gynecologic Problems ...

May 2011

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