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Ovarian Cysts

FAQ075

What is an ovarian cyst An ovarian cyst is a sac or pouch filled with fluid or other tissue that forms on the ovary Ovarian cysts are quite common in women during their childbearing years A woman can develop one cyst or many cysts Ovarian cysts can vary in size In most cases cysts are harmless and...

July 2015

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Induced Abortion

FAQ043

What is an induced abortion When a procedure is done or medication is taken to end a pregnancy it is called an induced abortion Special Procedures What is an induced abortion What is a firsttrimester abortion How is a firsttrimester surgical abortion performed What kind of pain relief is given for...

May 2015

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Hormone Therapy

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Menopause is the time in a womans life when she naturally stops having menstrual periods Menopause marks the end of the reproductive years The average age of menopause for women in the United States is 51 years Most women enter a transitional phase in the years leading up to menopause called perim...

April 2015

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Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

FAQ121

What are common signs and symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome PCOS Common PCOS signs and symptoms include the following Irregular menstrual periodsMenstrual disorders can include absent periods periods that occur infrequently or too frequently heavy periods or unpredictable periods Infertility P...

March 2015

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Treating Infertility

FAQ137

What is infertility Infertility is defined as not having become pregnant after 1 year of having regular sexual intercourse without the use of birth control see FAQ136 Evaluating Infertility Infertility can be caused by a number of factors Both male and female factors can contribute to infertility ...

March 2015

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

FAQ184

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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Combined Hormonal Birth Control: Pill, Patch, and Ring

FAQ185

What are combined hormonal birth control methods Birth control pills the birth control patch and the vaginal birth control ring are combined hormonal birth control methods They contain two hormones estrogen and progestin Contraception What are combined hormonal birth control methods How do combine...

July 2014

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Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

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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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Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs, and Pregnancy

FAQ170

Why is smoking dangerous during pregnancy If you smoke during pregnancy your baby is exposed to harmful chemicals such as tar nicotine and carbon monoxide Nicotine causes blood vessels to constrict so less oxygen and nutrients reach the fetus Carbon monoxide decreases the amount of oxygen the baby...

December 2013

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Birth Control (Especially for Teens)

FAQ112

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 diseases STD...

December 2013

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