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Sterilization for Women and Men

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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 ster...

August 2014

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Ovarian Cysts

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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 harml...

July 2014

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Ovarian Cancer

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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 tumo...

July 2014

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Surgery for Stress Urinary Incontinence

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What is stress urinary incontinence (SUI)? SUI is a type of urinary incontinence. With SUI, a woman leaks urine when she coughs, laughs, or sneezes or during certain activities, such as walking, running, or exercising. Special Procedures What is stress urinary incontinence (SUI)? Wh...

July 2014

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Cervical Cancer

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What is cancer of the cervix? A woman’s 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....

July 2014

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Loop Electrosurgical Excision Procedure (LEEP)

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What is a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) and why is it done? If you have an abnormal cervical cancer screening result, your health care provider may suggest that you have a loop electrosurgical excision procedure (LEEP) as part of the evaluation or for treatment (see the FAQ Cervi...

July 2014

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Surgery for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

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What is pelvic organ prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse is a disorder in which one or more of the pelvic organs drop from their normal position (see FAQ012 Pelvic Support Problems). What organs can be affected by pelvic organ prolapse? The organs that can be affected include the following: • Uter...

December 2013

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Early Pregnancy Loss (Miscarriage)

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What is early pregnancy loss? The loss of a pregnancy before 20 weeks is called early pregnancy loss or miscarriage. Pregnancy What is early pregnancy loss?  How common are miscarriages? What causes miscarriages? What factors increase the risk of an embryo having an a...

August 2013

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Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks

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What is a “medically indicated” delivery? A medically indicated delivery is done for a medical reason. These reasons may be the woman’s medical condition or a problem with the baby. Labor may be induced (started with the use of certain drugs or other means) or a cesarean delivery may be performed...

June 2013

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Postpartum Sterilization

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What is sterilization? Sterilization is a permanent method of birth control. Sterilization for women is called tubal sterilization. In tubal sterilization, the fallopian tubes are closed off. Tubal sterilization prevents the egg from moving down the fallopian tube to the uterus and keeps the sper...

May 2013

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