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

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What are long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods? Long-acting reversible contraception (LARC) methods include the intrauterine device (IUD) and the birth control implant. Both methods ar...

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 hormo...

July 2014

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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...

July 2014

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Medications for Pain Relief During Labor and Delivery

FAQ086

What are the types of pain-relieving medications that can be used during labor and delivery? In general, there are two types of pain-relieving drugs: 1) analgesics and 2) anesthetics. Analgesics reli...

March 2014

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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 us...

December 2013

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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 const...

December 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...

October 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 blo...

September 2013

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Hormone Therapy

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The average age when a woman has her last menstrual period is 51 years. Menopause is defined as the absence of menstrual periods for 1 year. The years leading up to menopause often are called perimen...

April 2013

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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 the FAQ Evaluating Infertility). Inf...

April 2013

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