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Sterilization for Women and Men


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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Early Pregnancy Loss


What is early pregnancy loss The loss of a pregnancy during the first 13 weeks of pregnancy the first trimester is called early pregnancy loss miscarriage or spontaneous abortion Pregnancy What is early pregnancy lossnbsp How common is early pregnancy loss What causes early pregnancy loss Are ther...

August 2015

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What is laparoscopy Laparoscopy is a type of surgery In open surgery an incision is made in the skin This means making an incision that can be several inches long in the abdomen Laparoscopy is a way of doing surgery using small incisions usually no more than 12 inch long Laparoscopic surgery somet...

July 2015

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Ovarian Cysts


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


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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Cesarean Birth (C-section)


What is cesarean birth Cesarean birth is the delivery of a baby through incisions made in the mothers abdomen and uterus Labor Delivery and Postpartum Care What is cesarean birth What are the reasons for cesarean birth Is a cesarean birth necessary if I have had a previous cesarean birth Can I req...

May 2015

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Cervical Cancer


What is cancer of the cervix A womans cervix the opening of the uterus at the top of the vagina is covered by a thin layer of tissue made up of cells Healthy cells grow divide and are replaced as needed Cancer of the cervix occurs when these cells change Cancer cells divide more rapidly They may g...

April 2015

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Ovarian Cancer


What is cancer Cancer occurs when old cells do not die when they should or are damaged Normally the body repairs or destroys such cells Sometimes these cells may grow out of control This causes growths or tumors to form Tumors can be benign not cancer or malignant cancer Benign tumors do not sprea...

April 2015

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If Your Baby Is Breech


What does it mean when a baby is breech In the last weeks of pregnancy babies usually move so that their heads are positioned to come out of the vagina first during birth This is called a vertex presentation A breech presentation occurs when the babys buttocks feet or both are in place to come out...

April 2015

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What is a hysterectomy Hysterectomy is surgery to remove the uterus It is a very common type of surgery for women in the United States Removing your uterus means that you can no longer become pregnant Special Procedures What is a hysterectomy Why is hysterectomy done Are there alternatives to hyst...

March 2015

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